Iran to take part at 2020 ICF Canoe Polo World C’ships

TEHRAN, Aug. 08 (MNA) – Iran men’s national team has been qualified to take part in the 2020 ICF Canoe Polo World Championships in Italy following their successful performance at this year’s tournament in Canada.

The 2018 ICF Canoe Polo World Championships was hosted by Canada from July 31 to August 5, in which the Iranian men’s national team took the Asian title after finishing 11th.

According to the rules issued by the International Canoe Federation, teams placed first to twelfth will be qualified to take part in the next round of the tournament.

The Iranian squad was grouped with UK, Switzerland and Brazil in the preliminary round, beating UK and Brazil and ending in a tie with Switzerland. In the second round, Iran was grouped with Australia, France, Netherlands and Spain to compete for the first twelve rankings. Iran lost all four matches in the second group and was placed eleventh after defeating New Zealand, losing to Denmark and gaining victory against Australia.

Coached by Ashkan Sayadi, the Iranian men’s team comprised of Mohammad Reza Jamshidiyan, Shayegan Kheirollahi, Ramin Ghiyasvand, Mohamad Ali Molaei, Mohammad Yazdani, Ali Ghadami and Mohammadsedigh Heshmatian.

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