Tehran, Iran, August 1, 2015 – Indomitable Iran beat Kazakhstan 3-0 (25-23, 25-16, 27-25). Claiming six points from straight two wins, Iran will next set up a clash against China, with Kazakhstan facing Kuwait on the last day of the preliminary round.
The head coach of Kazakhstan: “It was a good game. We didn’t have some of our good players because of the injuries two weeks before this tournament. I think it was not a bad game.”
The head coach of Iran, Peyman Akbari: “The scoreboard showed how close the teams we played, except in the second set. It was a very critical situation for Kazakhstan because if they lose the game they will also lose the chance of being among the top eight teams. So they tried their best. They had some strong points like direct blocking which we had analyzed before and were good on attacks. Both teams were not so good on serves because we tried risky serves but we were good on receiving. Overall, Kazakhstan played really well today and I congratulate their coach for his team’s nice play. I wish them success in future games.”
The captain of Kazakhstan: “Iran played really well and it was a very good game.”
The captain of Iran, Hamzeh Zarrini: “It was a good match. I think if Kazakhstan were able to play like today in yesterday’s game, they could easily win the match. The problem for us was that we underestimated our rivals and we didn’t start the match so well. We have to play better. It was getting hard. But in this critical moments, we bounced back and finally managed to win. As I said yesterday, our team should get better game by game. It is a little bit difficult but we can do that. I think Kazakhstan played their best match I have seen so far.”