Iran's captain Rasoul Aghchehli in the mixed zone
Brno, Czech Republic, July 1, 2017 – Both teams admitted it had been a really hard match, after Iran snatched a 3-2 victory over Argentina in a fifth place classification playoff at the FIVB Volleyball Men’s U21 World Championship in Brno.
Behrouz Ataei, coach of Iran: “We made the fifth place our new target. It was really important to inform the team and be together. It was really a hard match and we are very happy that we won.”
Rasoul Aghchehli, captain of Iran: “Argentina has a very strong team that play with a very good system. So we had to change our tactics. It is one more match that we won by 3-2 and we are very happy because it was a very hard match again.”
Alejandro Grossi, coach of Argentina: “It was a really hard match, the same as our last match. In the fourth set we had the opportunity to win the game, but we did not use this opportunity.”
Luciano Palonsky, player of Argentina: “We had a great match, but we let it slip away in the fourth set. If we had changed a few things, it the result could have been different.”