Qatar finish ninth at Asian Championship

Qatar finish ninth at Asian Championship

Doha: Qatar defeated Vietnam 25-18, 25-22, 16-25, 25-15 to finish ninth at the 2017 Asian Men’s Senior Volleyball Championship at Surabaya, Indonesia.

Young Ahmed Gamal Adnan played a key role in Qatar’s comfortable victory.

Qatar had defeated Vietnam in Pool G of the classification round as well while they also beat Pakistan in the 9-12 placement matches.

Meanwhile, hosts Indonesia stunned Iran 18-25, 18-25, 25-23, 26-24, 15-11 to advance to the semifinals of for the first time in 42 years, since their debut appearance in the inaugural Asian Championship in 1975.

Their last-four opponents are Japan who defeated Australia 25-21 25-16 25-22 in the quarterfinal.

Kazakhstan, who demolished Chinese Taipei 25-22 25-22 25-23, will take on unbeaten South Korea, a  25-18, 25-19, 25-23 winners against China.




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