The most celebrated Asian volleyball club Paykan defeated the Nakhon Ratchasima QminC VC from Thailand. With this win on Monday, the Iranian club has recorded its third consecutive win in Pool A. The club will be playing the quarterfinals on Wednesday against Erbil from Iraq.
Asian Club Volleyball Championship is one of the esteemed international tournaments conducted for clubs across Asia. In the 22nd edition of the tournament, the pool matches ended, with the popular Paykans club stealing three consecutive wins.
Their last match was played against Thailand’s Nakhon Ratchasima QminC VC. The teams played four sets in total. Although Paykans claimed the first set after a tight fight, the Thai club gave a comeback in the second set with 25-23. However, the luck did not last for them as Paykans rampaged in the best two sets with 25-18 and 25-13, respectively.
Paykans previously defeated the South Gas from Iraq and Suntory Sunbirds from Japan in their other pool matches. On Wednesday, the club will face the other Iraqi club Erbil for the quarterfinals.
The Asian Club Volleyball Championship tournament will last for a week, and eight renowned teams from all-over Asia will compete for the top position. The champion club will get the chance to participate and represent Asia in the 2022 FIVB Volleyball Men’s Club Championship.
Pool B of the Asian Club Championship comprises Kazakhstan’s Taraz VC, Iraq’s Erbil, and the Iranian Volleyball Super League champion for 2020-21 Shahdab Yazd. Moreover, the Qatar-based Al Rayyan, the winners of the Qatari Volleyball League and the 40th Arab Club Championships, is also featured in Pool B.
Paykans remain the fan favorite with consecutive wins, and they are most likely to reach the final game, which is slated for May 20.