Iran advance to Asian Volleyball C’ship semis

September 19, 2019 - 21:49

TEHRAN – Iran defeated Chinese Taipei 3-0 (25-19, 27-25, 25-21) at the 2019 Asian Men’s Volleyball Championship at the 12,000-seater Azadi Sports Complex here on Thursday.

Iran will meet South Korea in semifinals on Friday.

Japan also play Australia in another semi.

The event is a biennial international volleyball tournament organized by the Asian volleyball governing body, the Asian Volleyball Federation (AVC). The tournament is being held from Sept. 13 to 21.

Top eight teams of this tournament will qualify for the 2020 Asian Olympic Qualification Tournament, which will be held in Jiangmen, China from 7 to 12 January 2020, where the winners will qualify to the 2020 men's Olympic volleyball tournament.

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