Iran defeats S Korea 3-0 in Asian volleyball c’ship

TEHRAN, Sep. 16 (MNA) – On Thursday, Iran’s national volleyball team defeated its South Korean rival in the 2021 Asian Men's Volleyball Championship.

On Thursday, Behrouz Ataei’s team downed Pakistan 3-0 (25-19, 25-18, 25-20) and advanced to the next round of competitions.

The Iranian athletes defeated their rivals from Pakistan 3-0 on Tuesday.

The Asian event started on Sep. 12 in Japan’s Chiba with the participation of 16 teams in four groups. The two top teams of the games will win quota to the 2022 FIVB Volleyball Men’s World Championship in Russia.

Iran won the Asian title in 2011, 2013, and 2019 and now seeks to gain the fourth by an Iranian coach.

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