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VNL 2021: Iran Falls Short against Germany

Iran was defeated against Germany 3-2 (25-23, 20-25, 19-25, 25-19, 13-15) in the final match of Week 3 in the 2021 Volleyball Nations League (VNL) on Friday.

Saber Kazemi notched a match-high 27 points and Germany’s Weber Linus scored 15 points.

Team Melli will rest three days and start the Week 4 with matches against Australia, Brazil and Slovenia respectively.

The competition format is a single round robin pool with each of the 16 teams facing every other ahead of semifinals between the top four of the standings.

The semifinal winners will clash for the title, with the losers playing out for the bronze medal.

The tournament is being held in Rimini, Italy within a secure ‘bubble’ with all hygiene protocols in place to ensure the health and well-being of all athletes, officials and staff throughout the competition.

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