Tehran, Sept 27, IRNA-Iran conceded a surprising 3-2 loss to the host country Thailand, standing sixth in the 13th Asian Men's Volleyball Championships in Suphan Buri Tuesday.
Depleted by the absence of injury-sidelined Mohammad Torkashvand, Iran lost 22-25 25-14 29-27 23-25 12-15.
Earlier in the day, Qatar handed underdog Australia a straight-sets defeat, ranking seventh.
India and South Korea are scheduled to fight for the third spot and Japan and China clash for the top title Tuesday afternoon.
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