Undefeated Czech Republic knocked the United States out of the Olympic men's hockey tournament on Wednesday with a tension-packed 3-2 shootout victory, advancing to a semifinal showdown against the Olympic Athletes from Russia.
Milad Ebadipour boosted the confidence of Iran to record a 3-2 (20-25, 17-25, 27-25, 25-21, 15-12) win over USA in the FIVB Volleyball Men’s World Grand Champions Cup at the Nippon Gaishi Hall on Wednesday.
June 21, marked the anniversary of Iran’s historic victory over the USA at the 1998 World Cup in France as the 2-1 result was the Asian side’s first and to date, only, triumph in the history of the competition.
The final day of the FIVB Volleyball World League at the Maracanazinho Arena featured two straight-sets victories; France defeated Serbia 3-0 to claim its first title while the USA upset world champion Poland to win bronze.
The USA Basketball U-19 outscored Iran by 30 over the last three quarters to begin the 2015 FIBA World Championships with an 83-53 win in Group A play at the Heraklion Indoor Sports Arena on the island of Crete in Greece.
With its home fans loudly cheering the team on, Iran defeated the reigning FIVB Volleyball World League champion, USA, 3-0 (25-20, 25-21, 25-19) on Sunday. As soon as the match ended, fans from Iran happily erupted into song.