Mon Feb 20, 2017 8:57AM
Iran men’s national rollball team
Iran men’s national rollball team

The Iranian men’s national rollball team has thrashed Argentina for the fourth handsome victory at the preliminary round of the fourth edition of Rollball World Cup in Bangladesh, and a place in the quarterfinals of the tournament.

On Monday morning, the Iranian sportsmen blanked the Argentine side 3-0 in a Group B match staged at Court 2 of Hand Ball Stadium in the Bangladeshi capital city of Dhaka.

The notable achievement came less a day after the Iranian squad drubbed Uganda 6-1 in a group stage match at Court 3 of Mirpur Indoor Stadium.

The Iranian men’s national roll team is scheduled to face Denmark in a quarterfinal clash at Court 2 of Hand Ball Stadium on Tuesday morning.

The Islamic Republic of Iran had been drawn in Group B along with Argentina, Egypt, Tanzania and Uganda.

England, India, Ivory Coast, Oman and Sierra Leon were pitted against each other in Group A.

Guinea, Indonesia, Latvia, Pakistan and Rwanda were in Group C. Bangladesh, Bhutan, Fiji, Hong Kong and Myanmar formed Group D.

While Benin, China, France, Nepal and Thailand shaped Group E, Group F consisted of Denmark, Kenya, the Philippines, Senegal and Sri Lanka.

Belarus, Saudi Arabia, Turkey and Uruguay were in Group G. Chinese Taipei, the Netherlands, Vietnam and Zambia formed Group H.

Moreover, the Iranian men’s national rollball team has advanced to the quarterfinals of the fourth edition of Rollball World Cup with a 21-0 defeat of China on Sunday afternoon.

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.