Iran book ticket for 2018 Men’s World Championships

August 13, 2017

Iran, the only Asian team competing in the FIVB World League Group 1 this season, qualified for the 2018 FIVB Men’s World Championships.

On Sunday, the Iranian team eased past Kazakhstan 3-0 (25-18, 25-17, 25-16) in Pool A at the 6,000-seater Rezazadeh Stadium.

Iran have already defeated South Korea and China in the five-day tournament.

Igor Kolakovic’s men have been scheduled to meet Qatar on Monday.

Earlier in the day, China also defeated South Korea 3-0 to book a place at the 2018 FIVB Men’s World Championships.

Japan and Australia have previously qualified for the prestigious competition as Pool B’s top finishers.

The 2018 FIVB Volleyball Men’s World Championship will be jointly hosted by Italy and Bulgaria.

Hosts Italy and Bulgaria and defending champions Poland have automatically qualified for the next year’s World Championship. France, the Netherlands, Slovenia, Russia, Serbia, Finland, and Belgium from Europe plus Japan and Australia from Asia have also booked their tickets through continental qualifiers.

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