Iran nailed down its spot as the No. 2 team coming out of Pool D with a five-set comeback win over Finland. Meanwhile Poland snatched up its fifth-straight win, topping Bulgaria in four sets.
Ghafour is one of the sport’s most underrated opposite hitters
Meanwhile, Qatar grabbed another 3-0 win to emerge as new podium favorites.
The 19-year-old is one of the most promising players to come out of Iran, having played a pivotal role in the team’s gold medal campaign at the 2017 FIVB U19 Boys’ World Championship
Rozalin Penchev and Valentin Bratoev turned in 21 points apiece to lead the way for Bulgaria in a final five-set victory. Thirty-one errors were too much for Germany to overcome against host Iran, which ended its three-match homestand with a five-set win.
A 10-2 lead in blocks and help from 26 South Korean miscues lifted Germany to a sweep on Saturday. Meanwhile, Iran bested Bulgaria in every way in a four-set win for the home side.
Both teams scored 109 points in the match, but it was Germany that rallied from down 2-1 in the match to steal away the five-set win over Bulgaria. Thirty-five errors were too much for South Korea to overcome in a four-set loss to Iran on Friday.
In a match that was much closer than the statistics showed, Iran pulled a big upset over World No. 3 Poland, issuing the team its second loss of VNL play.
The Iranian men’s national team is one of the most exciting teams in volleyball.
Iran makes history by taking the Gold. Team USA underachieves, and finishes in 15th place.