Iran's national volleyball team (Team Melli) defeated the USA in three straight sets (25-18, 29-27, 27-25) in Week 2 of the 2022 Volleyball Nations League (VNL) on Thursday.

Iran PressEurope: Team Melli's Amin Esmaeilnezhad scored 20 points for Iran and Torey Defalco earned 13 points for the USA in the match.

Iran are scheduled to meet Brazil Friday night in Pool 4.

All matches count towards the general standings, which will determine the seven teams set to join hosts Italy at the Finals in Bologna from July 20 through 24.

The 2022 FIVB Volleyball Men's Nations League is the fourth edition of the FIVB Volleyball Men's Nations League, an annual men's international volleyball tournament.