Iran earned their second win at the 2017 FIVB Volleyball Men’s U21 World Championship on Saturday.
The Persians defeated Ukraine 3-2 (25-19, 25-21, 23-25, 20-25, 15-13) in the competition’s Pool C.
Behrouz Ataei’s men have been scheduled to face Argentina on Sunday.
“This match was very important for us, if we could win this, we could go to another level – and we did! Ukraine was not playing on their top level yesterday but today they were very strong and ticked all the boxes of strong volleyball play. My players are tired, Italy’s match was a hard match and now I’m very happy with this result,” Ataei said in the post-match news conference.
The FIVB Volleyball U21 World Championship runs from June 23 to July 2 in two cities Brno and Ceske Budejovice in Czech Republic.
The World Championship is the nineteenth edition of the international volleyball tournament and the world championship for men’s national teams under the age of 21, organized by the sport’s world governing body, FIVB.