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U19MWCH – Russia racked up a hard fight, but lost to Iran in the 1-3 claim second place

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Riffa, Bahrain. August 27, 2017. Russia racked up a hard fight, but lost to Iran in the 1-3 (20-25, 23-25, 25-21, 20-25) claim second place of the 2017 FIVB Boy’s U19 World Championship at the Isa City Sports Hall. Iran stamped their authority on the game from the whistle and grabbed three sets within one hour and fifty-one minutes. However, the second set was a different story, as Russia took control of possession and Iran were forced to take a break, Russia’s tactics paid off as Pavel Tetyukhin went over from controlled ruck. Iran though showed their class with Porya Yali getting over the line, convert and then spike over to seal the win in 25-20.

In the Awarding Ceremony, Pavel Tetyukhin was awarded as best outside hitter, and Artem Melnikov was also received a prize as a best middle blocker.

Dream Team:
Most Valuable Player: Amirhosseini Esfandiar (IRI)
Best Outside Spikers: Amirhosseini Esfandiar (IRI), Pavel Tetyukhin (RUS)
Best Middle Blockers: Artem Melnikov (RUS), Amir Hossein Toukhteh (IRI)
Best Setter: Shunsuke Nakamura (JPN)
Best Opposite Spiker: Im Donghyeok (KOR)
Best Libero: Kenta Ichikawa (JPN)

2017 FIVB Boy’s U19 World Championship

Riffa, Bahrain. Finals.

Russia vs Iran 1-3 (20-25, 23-25, 25-21, 20-25)

Russia: Kuznetcov 12, Dikarev 10, Melnikov 5, Abaev 5, Antonov 4, Lyasov L, Sapozhkov 15, Tetyukhin 16

Iran: Rastiardakani, Jelveh 3, Toukhteh 2, Falahat 5, Sharif 19, Feyzemamdoust, Esfandiar 14, Soleiman, Hazratpourtalatappeh L, Yali 29

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