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Iran rollball team progresses to World Cup semifinal round

Source: Press TV

The Iranian men's national rollball team has earned a spot in the semi-final round of the fourth edition of Rollball World Cup in Bangladesh, chalking up a handsome win over the Danish outfit.

The Iranian men's national rollball team (file photo)

On Tuesday morning, the Persians defeated the Danes 4-1 in a quarterfinal fixture staged at Court 2 of Hand Ball Stadium in the Bangladeshi capital city of Dhaka to advance to the next stage of the tournament.

Iran is scheduled to take on Pakistan in a semifinal match later in the day.

Moreover, the Iranian women's national rollball team pummeled Uruguay 6-1 in its quarterfinal encounter on Monday evening to impressively win the path to the semi-final stage of the tournament.

The sportswomen are now awaiting a match with counterparts from Argentina in a semifinal fixture on Tuesday evening.

The fourth edition of RollBall World Cup started in Dhaka, Bangladesh, on February 17, and will conclude on February 23, 2017.

Rollball is played on skates and between two teams of 12 players. Only six players out of the 12 are allowed to play on court at a time. A player can hold the ball in one hand or both hands, but must dribble the ball while carrying it.

The game was created by Indian sports teacher Raju Dabhade in Pune, India. Dabhade is now the secretary of the International Rollball Federation.

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