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Asian males’s volleyball championship: Setback for India within the opener by the hands of lowly Bahrain

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Asian men’s volleyball championship: Setback for India in the opener at the hands of lowly Bahrain

Indian males’s volleyball workforce started their marketing campaign on a poor be aware as they suffered a shock defeat by the hands of lowly Bahrain within the Asian males’s volleyball championships at Chiba in Japan on Sunday.
India, ranked 77th and coached by legendary GE Sridharan, dedicated errors on the reception and within the blocking and did not get better whereas taking place in straight video games 25-27, 21-25, 21-25 to Bahrain who’re positioned 136th on the earth rankings.
In the primary set, they had been main 23-21 whereas within the second the Indian had been higher at 17-13 earlier than blowing the possibilities.
On Monday India will tackle Qatar, ranked twenty seventh on the earth, and on Tuesday they’ll face hosts and World No.10 Japan who’re additionally prime workforce in Asia, however the hopes of creating it to the semi-finals is slender.
But coach Sridharan sounded very assured. “We’re leading 23-21 and a couple of simple errors in the reception cost us the first set. In the second and third sets too we’re neck and neck, but due to errors in the blocking, we lost both the sets and the match. Tomorrow we’re meeting Qatar,” Sridharan informed indianexpress.com from Chiba after the match.
“I cannot blame my boys. They actually played well. Those forgettable errors cost us. You should also remember we’re competing after more than 500 days due to the Coviod-19 pandemic. Before coming here we managed to hold a national camp at Bhubaneswar for two-and-a-half months or so. They were rustic but not lethargic. I’m sure they will bounce back strongly against Qatar,” he added.
India misplaced 0-3 in 75 minutes.
It could also be recollected that Indians weren’t allowed to compete in worldwide occasions attributable to factional combating within the Volleyball Federation of India from 2016 until 2019.
India completed eighth within the final version in 2019 at Tehran which helped them to qualify right here however the most effective present got here in 2005 once they had been fourth behind South Korea.
The 16-team championship contains South Korea who’ve received 4 instances, China and Iran who received it thrice every and Australia as soon as other than Pakistan, Saudi, Thailand, Chinese Taipei, Hong Kong, Kazakhstan, Kuwait and Sri Lanka and are divided into 4 teams with prime two from every group getting into the knockout stage. The last is on September 19. World No. 11 Iran are the defending champions.
The continental meet – held concurrently at Chiba and Funabashi – doubles as a qualifier for the 2022 FIVB males’s world championship in Russia with solely finalists making the lower.