Tehran, Iran, August 4, 2015 – Bahrain topped Pool H after defeating India
in hard-fought five-set thriller 25-17, 15-25, 14-25, 25-22, 16-14 to line up against Pakistan,
the second in Pool G while India as the second in Pool H will face Kazakhstan on Thursday after a day rest.
Bahrain’s captain, Jasim Alnabhan: “The level of referring is rather low in the world and
it is particularly attributable to this championship. The referees did their good job in this match.
It happens in all the matches that there are some instances that the referees are not sure of their final decision.
We are also very tired and we need a rest day. Ages are taking their tolls in some of my players
and are unable to bear such high intensive matches. We are here to give young players experience to get mature.
Bahrain’s coach, Jorge Elgueta: “We were good at the first set. My players underestimated the opponents
in the next two sets. Their performance crumbled gradually after that. This is why we lost with a wide margin.
We did not have much information from India which troubled us. From the next matches,
we will try to achieve some more information to get to the court. India played so aggressively.”