Tehran, Iran, August 2, 2015 – In-form Qatar pulled out a dramatic four-set 25-14, 26-28, 25-13, 25-13 victory over Turkmenistan to make a clean sweep of three wins in Pool B to eventually top the pool.
In this match, Qatar, which already made the cut for the last eight teams following their straight two wins in Pool B, fielded .many substituted players in this match against Turkmenistan, the team which have yet won a match and have already been relegated to the 9th-16th playoffs.
Qatar’s coach, Juan Cichello: “We are capable of overcoming the champions of the Asia. We were able to defeat Japan if we were supposed to play against them tomorrow. We lost the third set due to some minor errors. However, we learned a lot from this third set for future matches. Fortunately, we got three points from this match and we next will go to the last eight teams as the Pool B winners. I know we are able to go up to the champions of Asia too.”
Head coach of Turkmenistan, Serdar Tachnazrokov: “This is all the capability of Turkmenistan in volleyball. We did what we were capable and this is our level of volleyball. Qatar is a good and experienced team and had already guaranteed their place in the last eight teams.
Captain of Turkmenistan, Gylychdurdyye: “This is the ultimate power of our team. Qatar played better than us. I expected not to be moving to the next round. We are planning for the next matches.”
Statistic : P-2 for match 18_ TKM-QAT