Pakistan (IP) - Iran's Youth Volleyball Team won over Turkmenistan in its first game in the Central Asian nation league, the Central Asian Volleyball Association (CAVA).

Iran PressAsia: The third round of CAVA competitions is underway at the 10,000-seat sports hall of Islamabad, the capital of Pakistan, for seven days, with teams from Iran, Afghanistan, Kyrgyzstan, Pakistan, Turkmenistan, and Sri Lanka participating in the league.

In the opening game played on Saturday, Iran's youth volleyball team played against Turkmenistan's team and won the tough game 3-2.

The head coach of the Iranian team told Iran Press correspondent in Islamabad that the game against Turkmenistan was difficult, however the Iranian players, with more effort, managed to defeat their opponent.

Gholmreza Momeni-Moqaddam expressed hope that the Iranian team reaches a high status in the competitions.

Also, Matin Hosseini, the captain, noted that the first game was a difficult one but the Iranian players overcame their Turkmen rival. 

The competition began on May 11 and is underway until May 17 at the Liaqat Gymnasium of Pakistan Sports Complex in Islamabad.

The CAVA Nations League holds significant importance as it will be integrated into the world ranking system starting from next year, 2025. This elevation underscores the growing prominence and competitiveness of volleyball within the Central Zone, attracting attention and anticipation from across the globe.

The Central Asian Volleyball Association is the governing body for the sports of indoor, beach, and grass volleyball in Central Asia and South Asia. 219

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