At the end of Day 5 of the 2022
IBSA Goalball World Championships, Iranian goalball players have achieved three victories
and a defeat.
Iran’s men goalball squad was defeated narrowly by China, for
the first time in the 2022 IBSA Goalball World Championships on Sunday 11
Actually, China had some troubles to overcome Iran and the
team were leading the score for a long period of the match, but the Chinese
squad showed nerves of steel and made the turn the score in its favour.
Iranian players hadn’t tasted defeat before facing Chinese. They
had defeated Colombia (15-5), Egypt (10-3) and Argentina (10-6), later.
This Monday, Day 6, Iran will have to
Iran is drawn in Group D along with
China, Lithuania, Ukraine, the U.S., Egypt, Mexico and Colombia.
The competition started on Dec. 7 in
Matosinhos, Portugal and will run until Dec. 16. This tournament is the first
chance to lock up spots in the Paralympic Games Paris 2024, with the top two
men’s and women’s teams earning their berths.