Ljubljana – Qatar Volleyball National Team lost Sunday to Cuba 3/1 (21/25, 21/25,25/22, 19, 25) in both sides’ second game of Group B in the 2022 FIVB Volleyball Men’s World Championship, currently held in Slovenia and Poland and due to run through Sep. 11.
This is Qatar’s second straight defeat in group stage following their Friday’s 1/3 loss (20/25, 18/25, 15/25) to Japan. The last match will be against Brazil on Tuesday.
The championship consists of 24 teams divided into six groups of four. Qatar, ranked third in Asia and 20th in the world, marked their first-ever appearance in the championship to be drawn in group B along with Japan, Brazil and Cuba.
Group A comprised Ukraine, Serbia, Tunisia and Puerto Rico, while title holders Poland were drawn in group C along with the US, Mexico and Bulgaria. Teams of France, Slovenia, Germany and Cameroon are competing in group D ,and group E consisted of Italy, Turkey and China. In group F, Asian championships Iran face Argentina, the Netherlands and Egypt.
In the Asian Men’s U20 Volleyball Championship in Bahrain’s capital city of Manama, team Qatar defeated UAE 3-0 ( 25/19,25/21, 25/16).
Source: Qatar Olympic Committee