Asian Men’s U23 Volleyball Championship: Iran advance to semi-final

May 7, 2017

Hosts and defending champions Iran beat Kazakhstan in straight sets (25-9, 25-17, 25-14) at the 2nd Asian Men’s U23 Volleyball Championship at the 6,000-seater Rezazadeh Indoor Stadium on Sunday.

Juan Cichello’s boys defeated Pakistan 3-0 victory and downed Malaysia 3-1 in their second match. They defeated China 3-0 in their third match.

Iran will face Thailand on Monday in the competition’s semi-final.

The competition got underway in Ardabil, Iran from 1 to 9 May 2017.

The tournament serve as the Asian qualifier for the 2017 FIVB Volleyball Men's U23 World Championship held in Cairo, Egypt which the top two ranked teams will qualify for the World Championship.

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