Iran's national basketball team has managed to defeat five-time world champion Serbia in its second match in China's Diamond Cup.
Javad Davari and Hamed Haddadi each scored 20 points for the Iranian squad, which had a narrow 72-70 victory over Serbia, the fourth team in FIBA rankings.
Iran lost its first match 81-71 to Olympic champion Argentina on Tuesday.
In another Wednesday match, Australia defeated China 67-55. Iran will play against Argentina, Lithuania, Russia, Australia and Croatia in Group A of the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games which will be held from August 8-24.
The Iranian outfit is scheduled to face Russia in its first Olympic match on August 10.