Iran earn fourth successive win at FIVB Volleyball World Championship Asian Qualifier

August 14, 2017 - 20:8

Iran earned their fourth successive win at the 2018 FIVB Volleyball Men’s World Championship Asian Qualifier.

Igor Kolakovic’s men defeated Qatar in straight sets (25-22, 25-19, 25-18) at the 6,000-seater Rezazadeh Stadium in Ardabil, northwest of Iran.

Iran national volleyball team defeated South Korea, China, Kazakhstan and Qatar in the five-day tournament.

Iran and China qualified for the FIVB Volleyball Men’s World Championship as the Pool A’s top finishers.

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, Australia, Iran and China from Asia have also booked their tickets through continental qualifiers.

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