Iran crowned at Asian volleyball championships

TEHRAN, Sep. 19 (MNA) – The national Iranian men's volleyball team won the title of the Asian Men's Volleyball Championship 2021 after winning the national team the hosts Japan 3-0 in the final match on Sunday.

National Iranian volleyball team became champions of Asia after defeating Japan in three straight sets (27-25; 25-22; 31-29) on Sunday.

The 21st Asian Senior Men’s Volleyball Championship was held from Sept. 12 to 19 in Chiba, Japan, and the participating teams vied for two spots in next year’s FIVB Volleyball Men’s World Championship in Russia. 

At the end of the competitions, the Iranian coach Behrouz Ataei was introduced as the best coach in Asia, while the Iranian player Saber Kazemi was also named the most valuable player in the competitions. 

This was Iran's fourth win in the Asian championships, while Japan have won the title nine times so far.

By advancing the final, both Iran and Japan booked their tickets at the 2022 FIVB Volleyball Men's World Championship already on Saturday.

The FIVB Volleyball Men's World Championship will be held in Russia from Aug. 26 to Sept. 11, 2022 with the participation of 24 teams.


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