Iran to Play Finland at Goalball World Championships
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Iran men’s team has been drawn in Pool A of the 2014 IBSA Goalball World Championships.
The Iranian team has been pitted against host Finland, Algeria, Spain, Germany, Czech Republic, Ukraine and the US in Pool A.
Pool B consists of Belgium, Brazil, Egypt, Japan, Canada, China, Lithuania and Turkey.
A total of 16 men’s and 12 women’s teams will participate at the World Championships which will be held from June 26th to July 6th in Finland.
Women’s competition consist 12 teams. Host Finland will face Japan, Russia, the US, Turkey and Germany in pool X.
Pool Y consists of Iran, Brazil, Israel, China, Sweden, and Ukraine.
Lithuania men’s team won the previous edition in Sheffield, England in 2010, followed by China and Iran.
China was crowned as women’s champion before the US and Sweden.