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Pakistan narrowly beat Bahrain in gruelling five sets/Sri Lanka outperform Oman

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  Tehran, Iran, August 6, 2015 – Pakistan struggled to beat Bahrain 3-2 (21-25, 25-20, 27-25, 15-25, 15-9) to next set up a clash for ninth place against Kazakhstan, as Bahrain are due to take on India in the 11th-12th playoff in the 18th Asian Senior Men’s Volleyball Championship. Pakistan’s ...

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Turkmenistan unable to break their jinx

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Tehran, Iran, August 6, 2015 – Turkmenistan recorded six losses in a row in the 18th Asian Senior Men’s Championship, going down 1-3 loss 25-23, 20-25, 19-25, 25-27 to Kuwait. Head coach of Kuwait, Radovan Malevic: “My players were mentally and physically exhausted. The difficulty of the match was not ...

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Japan stun Korea to advance to the semi-finals

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Tehran, Iran, August 6, 2015 – Japan struggled hard to stun world No.16 Korea, silver medallists at the previous Asian meet two years ago in Dubai, the UAE, in thrilling hard-fought five sets 25-23, 25-16, 20-25, 15-25, 15-13. Coach of Japan, Nambu Musashi: “We just target the semi-final match and ...

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Qatar outclass Chinese Taipei to book semi-final berth

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Tehran, Iran, August 6, 2015 – Qatar defeated Chinese Taipei in dramatic four sets 25-20, 25-19, 17-25, 25-22 to go up against Japan in the semi-final encounter of the 18th Asian Senior Men’s Volleyball Championship on Thursday. Juan Cichello’s Qatar had already beaten Australia, Turkmenistan, India, and Japan and suffered ...

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Australia unable to stop Iranian onslaughts

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Tehran, Iran, August 6, 2015 – A fired-up Iran joined Japan, Qatar and China to the semi-finals of the 18th Asian Senior Men’s Volleyball Championship following their exceptional 3-1 (25-20, 14-25, 25-18, 25-20) victory over Australia. In quest for the successive three titles on home soil, Iran set up a ...

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China, the only unbeaten team, storm into semi-finals

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Tehran, Iran, August 6, 2015 – World No.17 China, bronze medallists at the previous edition and the only team yet losing a match to their respective rivals, put it past fighting Thailand in hard-fought three sets 25-20, 27-25, 30-28 to cruise their ways to the semi-finals of the 18th Asian ...

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Kazakhstan brush off India in dramatic four sets

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Tehran, Iran, August 6, 2015 – Kazakhstan proved a cut above India to brush off the spirited rivals in dramatic four sets 25-15, 26-24, 30-32, 25-21.  Kazakhstan’s coach, Patrokov Andrey: “I hope the injury of our setter won’t cause a major problem to our team in our crucial match on ...

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Korea, stunning title-holders Iran, and China remain the only two unbeaten teams in 18th Asian Senior Men’s Championship

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Tehran, Iran, August 4, 2015 – Korea caused a major sensation in the 18th Asian Senior Men’s Volleyball Championship, stunning hosts and reigning successive two-time champions Iran in dramatic four sets, as China came from behind to beat Qatar in hard-fought five-set thriller in their round of tough last eight ...

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