AVC Men’s Volleyball Tourney SL lose to Iraq in semi-finals

Published : 12:01 am  September 21, 2018 | No comments so far |  | 


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Untitled-4Sri Lanka suffered a 1-3 defeat at the hands of Iraq in their inaugural AVC Men’s Volleyball Challenge Cup Tournament semi-final encounter worked off at the Sugathadasa Indoor Stadium in Colombo yesterday.
Sri Lanka making their first appearance in an international tournament semi-final made a promising start as they clinched the first set 25-22.

However, the home side failed to maintain the same momentum and lost the remaining three sets 24-26, 20-25 and 20-25 respectively. 

Meanwhile, in the second semi-final Saudi Arabia defeated Bangladesh 3-1.

Sri Lanka will now take on Bangladesh for the third place of the tournament today at 1.30 p.m. which will be followed by the final between Iraq and Saudi Arabia commencing at 4.00 p.m. (SP)