S. Korea Defeats Iran at FIVB Women’s World Championship Asian Qualifiers
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – South Korea overpowered Iran in straight set (25-16, 25-18, 25-20) at the FIVB Volleyball Women’s World Championship Japan 2018 Asian Qualifiers Pool B at the Nakhon Pathom Gymnasium on Friday.
Kim Yeonkoung collected 11 crucial points to power Korea to the victory. Mahsa Saberi also scored 11 points for Iran.
Korea head coach Hong Sungjin said after the match: “Iran has tall players. They served well and came up with powerful attacks. Fortunately, we practiced a lot for this match. We were confident of beating Iran.”
With the loss to Korea, Iran is assured of missing the cut for the next year’s World Championship Finals in Japan.
The Iranians had already played three matches and lost them all. They will have a rest day on Saturday and will play their last match against Vietnam on Sunday.