Iran trounces Qatar 3-0 at Asian Volleyball C’ship

MNA – Iran’s national volleyball team thrashed Qatari national team 3-0 Sat. at the 2019 Asian Senior Men’s Volleyball Championship to secure a place in the 2020 Men’s Asian Olympic Qualification Tournament.

In a Saturday match in Tehran’s Azadi Sports Complex, the Iranian national volleyball team defeated Qatar in three straight sets 3-0 (25-18; 25-15; 25-17).

The match was Iranian squad’s second match at the 2019 Asian Senior Men’s Volleyball Championship. In its first match on Friday, Iran gained a 3-0 (25-15, 25-17, 25-23) victory over Sri Lanka.

Iran is in Group A of the event along with Sri Lanka, Australia and Qatar. The third match versus Australia starts tomorrow in Tehran’s Azadi Sports Complex at 6 PM local time.

With this win, Iran has booked a place in the 2020 Men’s Asian Olympic Qualifications.

As many as 16 teams compete in 4 groups to determine the continental champion. Also, eight best teams of the event will advance to 2020 Men’s Asian Olympic Qualification Tournament in China’s Jiangmen in January where the winner will win the Olympics quota.