Iran’s rep. starts Asian Club Volleyball C’ships with victory

TEHRAN, Jul. 30 (MNA) – Iran’s Khatam Ardakan volleyball team defeated Kazakhstan’s representative in its first match at 2018 Asian Men’s Club Volleyball Championship held in Myanmar.

In Monday match, Khatam Ardakan won Atyrau VC 3-1. Iranian representative lost the first set 20-25 but had a comeback and managed to grab the next three sets (25-20, 25-20, 25-22).

Khatam Ardakan is in Pool A of the competition along with Japan’s Toray Arrows, and Kazakhstan’s Atyrau VC. Totally, 13 teams have participated in the event which compete in 4 groups.

Iran will face the Japanese team on their next match on Tuesday.

The event kicked off today in Nay Pyi Taw, Myanmar and will wrap up on August 6.

The champion of the event will earn the ticket for 2019 FIVB Volleyball Men's Club World Championship.

Iranian clubs have so far snatched 9 gold, 4 silver and 3 bronze medals during last 16 editions of Asian Men’s Club Volleyball Championships.

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