This day last year: Iran U21 volleyball team made history
TEHRAN – On this day last year, Iran claimed the title of the FIVB U21 World Championship.
The Persians won the accolade for the first time ever after defeating Italy 3-2 (25–17, 17–25, 23–25, 25–22, 12–15) in the final match at the Isa Sport City Hall C in Riffa, Bahrain.
Iran captain Amirhosseini Esfandiar was named as the Most Valuable Player and Mohammadreza Hazratpour chosen as the tournament’s Best Libero.
The team headed by Behrouz Ataei, also defeated Argentina and Brazil in the prestigious tournament.
Jelveh, Hazratpour, Toukhteh, Falahat, Daneshdoust, Feyz, Saadat, Esfandiar (c), Kamalabadi, Saberi, Yali and Sharifi were Iran’s 12 players in the competition.