Dubai, United Arab Emirates, August 29, 2015 – Outside hitter Pourya Fayazi conducted Iran to a scintillating victory over Egypt in grueling fiver setter 3-2 (25-17, 22-25, 25-12, 24-26, 15-9) in Pool A of Men's U23 World Championship at Al Nasr Hall in Dubai, United Arab Emirates on Saturday.
Iran improved their competition record to 3-2 to finish their pool matches at the third position and meet Argentina in the play off 5 to 8 places.
Egypt started the match using the spike services and put a pressure upon their opponent and succeeded to lead 8-7 in the 1st TTO through a quick attack from Mohsen Soliman. Iran started to control the game gradually through the tight defence to clearly widen the point deficit till they won the set 25-17.
Iran continued as the better side at the beginning of the 2nd set as they used the sharp service of Heusseinabadi and Fayazi to disturb the Egyptian reception to reach 8-6. Egypt coach made some substitutions to regain the dominance through the spikes of Ahmed Saad and Ahmed Saleh till they won the set 25--22 and draw 1-1.
Iran widely led the 3rd set using the frequent unforced errors from the Egyptians to win the set comfortably 25-12.
The 4th set was the most exciting as it went very near all through till Ahmed Diaa scored the decider at 26-24 to draw 2-2.
Iran used the sharp spikes of Captain Fayazi to control the net action and widely lead 8-2 at the court turn. Egypt fought in defence to decrease the point difference, but Iran stayed ahead to win the set 15-9 and the match 3-2