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Asian Volleyball Championship: Indian men’s lose opening match

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Indian men’s national volleyball went down to 87th ranked Bahrain in the first Pool A match 2021 Asian Men’s Volleyball Championship at Chiba Port Arena in Japan on Sunday.

World No. 87 Bahrain defeated 84th ranked Indian team in straight sets(27-25, 25-21, 25-21). The Indians committed many errors and blew their healthy lead twice in two consecutive sets and paid the price.

India has been drawn into Pool A alongside hosts Japan, Bahrain and Qatar, will have to finish in the top 2 to qualify for the quarter-finals. India will now face World no.30 Qatar on Monday before finally taking on hosts and World No.10 Japan on Tuesday. With this shock defeat against Bahrain, India’s chance of qualifying for the next stage has become slender.

Upcoming matches:

Sep 13, 8.30 AM – India vs Qatar

Sep 14, 2.30 PM – India vs Japan

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