Iran defeats New Zealand at ICF Canoe Polo World C’ships

TEHRAN, Aug. 05 (MNA) – Iran men’s canoe polo national team gained victory over New Zealand at 2018 ICF Canoe Polo World Championships.

In a Saturday match, Iranian squad won New Zealand 6-4 and finished the 2nd round of the event with gaining the 5th rank of Group MH.

Earlier on Saturday, Iran also faced Spain where they suffered a last-minute 4-3 defeat to the European rival.

Iranian team, which managed to advance to the 2nd round of competitions for the first time in their history, will face Denmark on Sunday to fight for 9-12 places.

The event started on July 31 in Canada’s Cawelland and will go through August 5 with participation of 24 teams.

Coached by Ashkan Sayadi, the Iranian squad comprises of Mohammad Reza Jamshidiyan, Shayegan Kheirollahi, Ramin Ghiyasvand, Mohamad Ali Molaei, Mohammad Yazdani, Ali Ghadami and Mohammadsedigh Heshmatian.

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