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The photo shows a view of the match between the national Iranian volleyball team (players in navy blue) and China at the FIVB Volleyball Men's U23 World Championship in Cairo, Egypt, on August 25, 2017.
The photo shows a view of the match between the national Iranian volleyball team (players in navy blue) and China at the FIVB Volleyball Men's U23 World Championship in Cairo, Egypt, on August 25, 2017.
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The national Iranian volleyball team has captured the seventh position at the Fédération Internationale de Volleyball (FIVB) Volleyball Men's U23 World Championship in Egypt.

The Iranians side overcame China 4-1 (17-15, 15-5, 15-11, 17-19 and 20-18) in a classification match at Cairo Stadium Indoor Halls Complex in the Egyptian capital city on Friday. 

Saeed Javaheri of Iran led the match scorers with 17 points, while Chinese middle blocker Hongbin Jiang gathered 14 points for the losers.

“I think we won a difficult match, because China played very well in the 4th and 5th sets. We lost the fourth set because the players lost confidence as they are young. At least we finished with a victory today and this is good,” Iran’s coach, Juan Manuel Cichello, said after the match.

Iran’s captain, Rahman Taghizadeh, said, “This was a good match and I am very happy that at this tournament we were the winners of the 7th place. After two sets we felt we were already the winners so we relaxed and China took advantage of this to snatch the fourth set, but we were able to come back and win.”

The photo shows a view of the match between the national Iranian volleyball team (players in navy blue) and China at the FIVB Volleyball Men's U23 World Championship in Cairo, Egypt, on August 25, 2017.

“Today's match was a good one and the players were very much in good shape and high spirits, though some did some mistakes such as losing four serves in a row, so we lost,” Chinese coach, Ju Genyin, commented. 

China’s captain, Xu Zhensen, said, “We did our best and we are satisfied with the result. It was a good experience and we have enjoyed the tournament.”

Argentina swept Russia off the court 4-2 (15-10, 15-11, 16-14, 14-16, 13-15 and 15-9), and claimed the gold medal of the 2017 FIVB Men's U23 World Championship.

Cuba also won the bronze medal, outclassing Brazil 4-1 (18-16, 15-13, 15-13, 20-22 and 15-11).

The 2017 FIVB Volleyball Men's U23 World Championship, which is the third edition of the international volleyball tournament, started in Cairo, Egypt, on August 18 and finished on August 25.