0729 GMT October 17, 2021
Iran eased past Chinese Taipei 3-0 in the quarterfinals of the 2021 Asian Men's Volleyball Championship to go through to the semifinals.
On Friday, the Iranian side won the first, second and third sets 25-10, 25-23 and 25-11 respectively, IRNA reported.
Iran’s initial lineup comprised Milad Ebadipour, Meysam Salehi, Javad Karimi, Saber Kazemi, Ali-Asghar Mojarad, Amirhossein Toukhteh and Mohammadreza Hazratpour.
Earlier in the completions, Behrouz Ataei’s men had notched up four successive victories against Hong Kong, Thailand, Pakistan and South Korea without conceding a set.
Iran has won three golds, two silvers and a bronze in the previous editions of the tourney, ranking fourth following Japan, South Korea and China.
The tournament is the 21st edition of the Asian Men's Volleyball Championship, a biennial international volleyball tournament organized by the Asian Volleyball Confederation (AVC) with Japan Volleyball Association (JVA).
The competitions are being held in Chiba and Funabashi, Japan, and will continue until September 19. The top two teams of the tournament will qualify for the 2022 FIVB Volleyball Men's World Championship as the AVC representatives.