TEHRAN, July 19 (Xinhua) -- Iran overpowered nine-time winners Brazil 3-1 in the Italian city of Florence to advance to the 2014 FIVB semifinals, semi-official Mehr news agency reported on Saturday.
In the match, Iran won the first two sets 25-21, 25-19. The third set went on while Brazilians experienced an extra hard time to be able to win 25-23.
But the Iranian players once again showed their superiority and won the fourth set 28-26 to make it third time in 2014 to beat Brazil.
Iran's Amir Ghafour was the best scorer of this game who also scored the last point for Iran.
Iran had already secured its place to qualify into the final round from Pool A gaining the second place after Italy, followed by Brazil and Poland.