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Asian places at Worlds decided

Posted by devo on August 30, 2009

There was a victory glow around the Japanese team and tears of joy for first time qualifiers Iran, but a massive disappointment for Korea who missed a place on the last day of the Asian Pool H qualification tournament for the 2010 FIVB Men’s World Championship. Australia has qualified earlier this month. more@fivb

The last two Asian tickets to the finals of the 2010 FIVB Women’s Volleyball Championship in Japan went to Kazakhstan and  Korea. more@fivb

6 Responses to “Asian places at Worlds decided”

  1. nathan said

    Very interesting that Korea have no qualified for worlds, wonder when the last time that happened was. Also I think it’s Iran’s 2nd time to worlds, they were there in 2006.

    • devo said

      Their head coach, Hossein Madani, summed up the feeling in the camp. “I am very happy because it is the first time in history we are going to the World Championship by defeating one of the strongest teams in Asia – Korea,” he said, reflecting on the importance of their opening-day 3-2 win over Korea after trailing 9-6 in the tiebreak.

      Translation? English? Was the reference to beating Korea? But, as always Nath, you are correct.

    • devo said

      You can go back to 1945 to check here Nath.

      • nathan said

        hmmm even if it is referring to beating ‘one of the strongest teams in asia’ (Korea) to make the world championships. I’d still like to think it’s the second time considering they beat us last time to make worlds and I think of us as one of the strongest teams in Asia. However that was the Iran coaches quote and not mine!

  2. Mohsen said

    Hi Guys, I am an iranian, this will be our 4th world championships. 1970, 1998, 2006 and 2010
    our coach means. “for the first time, we eliminated one of the strongest team in Asia.” Australia had the chance to qualify for the 2006 world champs in the play-offs. also he must celebrate, because our record against Korea is very bad ! (unlike our record against Australia)

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