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Iran fails to snag quarterfinal berth in 2018 Sitting Volleyball World Championships

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The Iran women's national sitting volleyball team

The Iran women's national sitting volleyball team has failed to get through to the quarterfinal round of the 2018 World ParaVolley Sitting Volleyball World Championships in the Netherlands, after losing its preliminary round match to Italy.

On Tuesday, the physically-challenged Iranian sportswomen, who had slumped to a 0-3 (15-25, 17-25 and 18-25) loss against China the previous day, lost to their Italian opponents 1-3 (26-28, 25-23, 15-25 and 22-25) in the eastern Dutch city of Arnhem.

The Iran men's national sitting volleyball team

Meanwhile, the Iran men's national sitting volleyball team is scheduled to face Russia on Wednesday evening.

The Iranian team, which routed Japan 3-0 (25-8, 25-9 and 25-16) at the start of its campaign at the prestigious tournament on July 15, notched up a 3-0 (25-20, 25-9 and 25-13) win over Germany at a Pool B match in the southeastern Dutch city of Venlo on Monday evening.

The 2018 World ParaVolley Sitting Volleyball World Championships began on July 15, and will finish on July 22, 2018.

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