Sri Lanka stun top-ranked Iran in major upset

Central Asian Volleyball Championship 2024


Sri Lanka National Men’s Volleyball Team registered a stunning win against Iran in their 4th match of Central Asian Volleyball Championship 2024.

Ranked at 60th in the World Volleyball Rankings, Sri Lanka managed to dish out a superb effort to defeat the 15th ranked Iran in straight sets (3-0).

In a hard-fought contest, Sri Lanka overcame their opponents in the first set with scores of 25-22 before producing a remarkable performance to clinch the second set 25-17. In the final set, Iran showed some fight, but the islanders managed to hang onto a win with scores of 25-21.

Sri Lanka lost their first two games of the tournament against Kyrgyzstan and Pakistan but came back strongly to beat Afghanistan (3-0) comprehensively in the third game.

Sri Lanka will meet Turkmenistan in their fifth and final game of the first round tomorrow (16th May).