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Iran marches into Asian Volleyball Championship semifinal

Source: Tehran Times

Iran qualified for the semifinal round of the Asian Senior Men's Volleyball Championship on Tuesday. The Persian outfit outclassed the Sri Lankans in straight sets (25-16, 25-18, 25-15) at Tehran's Azadi Hall.

A scene from the previous match with Japan

Iran coach Julio Velasco rested the key players in the match as his team has an important game against South Korea on Wednesday.

"We have a difficult match against (South) Korea because they play well. It's our most important match so far because if we won we could advance to the final," Velasco said.

Fans of the Iranian volleyball team

The Iranian team has also defeated Afghanistan, Chinese Taipei, India, Pakistan and Japan without losing a set in the competitions.

Over the years, only six teams -- Japan, South Korea, China, Australia, Iran, and Kazakhstan -- have won the Asian Senior Men's Volleyball Championship. 

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