“Iranian spectators were fantastic and the fans were like Iran’s seventh player,” said Iran’s Serbian coach Slobodan Kovac.
“Iran deserved the victory as they played much better than us. I’m not happy with our performance. It was a good experience thanks to an amazing audience. We hope we can play better in the second match,” said Poland’s coach Stephane Antiga.
The hosts will take on visiting Poland again on Sunday.
Iran is currently in the second spot with 16 points, after Italy with 19, and is followed by Poland and Brazil each with 11 points.