TEHRAN – In-form Iran beat Uzbekistan 3-1 (24-26, 25-22, 25-15, 25-8) to finish in 7th place in the 14th Asian Girls’ U-18 Volleyball Championship at Nakhon Pathom Sports Center Gymnasium on Monday.
Shaghayegh Hassan Khani weighed in with 21 points including 13 attacks and 3 blocks for Iran, while team-mate Setayesh Husseini contributed 20 points. Dilnoza Boymirzaeva led Uzbekistan with 12 points.
En route to the 7th-place finish in this top-tier competition, Iran earned three wins against Uzbekistan (two times) and Australia and suffered three losses against host Thailand, South Korea, and Kazakhstan.
Iran had achieved the same position in the previous edition in 2018 at the same venue.
Japan, China, Thailand and South Korea qualified for the 2023 FIVB Volleyball Girls’ U-19 World Championship.