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Iran advances to next round of Goalball World Champships

Tehran, Iran's national goalball team on Wednesday edged past its Czech rival 9-8 to advance to the next round of IBSA Goalball World Championships now underway in Malmo Sweden.

Iran is in the same group with Egypt, Brazil, the US, Canada, Germany, the Czech Republic and Japan.

According to the Deaf and Blind Sports Federation, the Iranian national goalball team consisting of Mohsen Jalilvand, Hassan Jafari, Mostafa Nasiri, Milad Souri, Mohammad Saranji and Mohammad Mansouri, has already defeated Egyptian and Canadian teams and tied with American rival. It was defeated by Brazil.

The Iranian goalball team is scheduled to play against German team Thursday morning.

Some 16 teams are participating in the 2018 Goalball World Championship underway in Malmo from June 3-8.

Source: Islamic Republic News Agency - IRNA

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