26 September 2023


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Qatar and China Secure Semifinal Berths in Asian Volleyball Championship

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In the current 22nd Asian Senior Men’s Volleyball Championship held in Iran, Qatar and China have secured the last two spots in the semifinals, and this comes after Japan and the hosts, Iran, who already reached their goals by advancing directly after eightfinals.

Japan, who currently hold the record with nine titles and sitting as the top Asian team in the FIVB rankings at fifth place, will face a combative Qatar in the semis while, in another anticipated clash, Iran will face China.
Before the start of the championship, Japan and Iran were considered as the top favorites, while Qatar and China were viewed as potential underdogs aiming for the grand finale.

Qatar’s path to the semifinals was marked by a great victory against Chinese Taipei, with the score of 3-0 (25:16, 25:15, 25:23)
The winners played a great fame in defense, but also in attack against the rivals’ solid blocks.
Oughlaf Youssef ended the game as top scorer with 13 points.

China, on the other hand, secured their semifinal spot by beating Korea 3-1, with set scores of 21:25, 25:22, 28:26, and 25:18.

Both Japan and Iran have illustrious histories in the competition, with Japan leading with nine titles, followed by South Korea and Iran, each with four titles.
In the FIVB ranking, Iran is positioned at the 10th spot.


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