Iran won the Asian Volleyball Championship for the fourth time.
On Sunday, Team Melli, headed by Behrouz Ataei, beat Japan 3-0 (27-25, 25-22, 31-29) at the Chiba Port Arena in the final match of the 21st Asian Senior Men’s Volleyball Championship.
China also finished in third place in the 16-team tournament after defeating Chinese Taipei 3-0.
In the past 21 Asian championships, only five different teams have captured the eventual titles.
Japan has won nine titles, while Iran and Korea claimed four, China seized three and Australia won one.
It’s the first time Iran wins a title in Asian Senior Men’s Volleyball Championship with an Iranian coach.