Doha: Qatar defeated Vietnam 25-18, 25-22, 16-25, 25-15 to finish ninth at the 2017 Asian Men’s Senior Volleyball Championship at Surabaya, Indonesia.
Young Ahmed Gamal Adnan played a key role in Qatar’s comfortable victory.
Qatar had defeated Vietnam in Pool G of the classification round as well while they also beat Pakistan in the 9-12 placement matches.
Meanwhile, hosts Indonesia stunned Iran 18-25, 18-25, 25-23, 26-24, 15-11 to advance to the semifinals of for the first time in 42 years, since their debut appearance in the inaugural Asian Championship in 1975.
Their last-four opponents are Japan who defeated Australia 25-21 25-16 25-22 in the quarterfinal.
Kazakhstan, who demolished Chinese Taipei 25-22 25-22 25-23, will take on unbeaten South Korea, a 25-18, 25-19, 25-23 winners against China.