Iran volleyball beats Canada in 7th CISM Military World Games

TEHRAN, Oct. 22 (MNA) – Iranian men’s volleyball team gained a 3-1 win (23-25, 25-18, 25-10, 25-14) over Canada on Monday in the 7th edition of CISM Military World Games underway in China’s Wuhan.

Mohammadali Fallah led Iran with a match-high 17 points and Justin Vincent Scapinello scored 14 points for Canada.

Iran has been pitted in Group B of the event along Pakistan, South Korea, Canada, and the Netherlands. The team suffered a 3-1 loss to South Korea in its first game on Sunday and will take on the Netherlands on Wednesday.

China, Brazil, Qatar, France, and Venezuela constitute Group A of the volleyball event.

Teams play a round-robin format in the group stage and the top two teams of each group will advance to semifinal round that will be held on Friday.

The 7th CISM World Games – the 7th PEACE GAMES – kicked off in the Chinese city of Wuhan on October 16 in 27 CISM disciplines with some 9000 athletes from more than 100 countries in attendance.

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