Tue Aug 8, 2017 7:43AM
The photo shows a view of the match between Iran’s national junior water polo team (players in black caps) and Puerto Rico at the 19th edition of FINA World Men’s Junior Water Polo Championships in Belgrade, Serbia, on August 7, 2017.
The photo shows a view of the match between Iran’s national junior water polo team (players in black caps) and Puerto Rico at the 19th edition of FINA World Men’s Junior Water Polo Championships in Belgrade, Serbia, on August 7, 2017.

Iran’s national junior water polo team has recorded its first victory at the 19th edition of Fédération Internationale de Natation (FINA) World Men’s Junior Water Polo Championships in Serbia, overcoming the Puerto Rican squad.

On Monday and the third day of the international tournament at the Sports Center Milan Gale Muškatirović in the Serbian capital city of Belgrade, the young Iranian athletes defeated their Caribbean counterparts 8-7 in a match where the scores were level at every number until seven. 

The Iranian team is scheduled to play against the United States in its last showdown at the preliminary round of the competitions on Wednesday.

Iran lost its opening match to Russia 2-19 on Saturday, before going down to a 2-18 against Greece the next day.

The 19th edition of the FINA World Men’s Junior Water Polo Championships opened in Belgrade, Serbia, on August 5, and will conclude on August 13, 2017.

The photo shows a view of the match between Iran’s national junior water polo team (players in black caps) and Puerto Rico at the 19th edition of FINA World Men’s Junior Water Polo Championships in Belgrade, Serbia, on August 7, 2017.

The Islamic Republic of Iran is drawn with Greece, Puerto Rica, Russia and the United States in Group A.

Croatia, Japan, Montenegro, the Netherlands and Spain are in Group B.

Group C consists of Argentina, Australia, China, New Zealand and Serbia.

Canada, Egypt, Hungary, Italy and South Africa form Group D.