China and Iran emerged victorious in their respective semifinal clashes in the 19th Asian Games Hangzhou Men’s Volleyball tournament. Both teams remain unbeaten, setting the scene for a thrilling showdown.
The Chinese squad, playing on their home ground at Linping Sports Center Gymnasium in Hangzhou, thrilled the local fans with a dominating 3-0 (25-15, 25-20, 25-21) win over the powerful Japanese team.
Earlier in the day, reigning champions Iran displayed their prowess by sweeping past FIVB Challenger Cup silver medallists, Qatar, with a decisive 3-0 (25-20, 25-20, 25-22) scoreline. With this victory, Iran is eyeing their third consecutive Asian Games title.
On the horizon is a gripping bronze medal match where Japan will aim to bounce back against Qatar.
Asian Games – Semifinals Results:
- Iran defeated Qatar: 3-0 (25-20, 25-20, 25-22)
- China bested Japan: 3-0 (25-15, 25-20, 25-21)