Sarajevo (IP) - The Iranian national ice hockey team concluded its participation in the world championships in Bosnia with a series of five consecutive defeats.

Iran PressEurope: According to reports from Sarajevo by Iran Press news agency, Iran's national ice hockey team concluded their campaign in the world championships in Bosnia with five defeats.

In their final match of the tournament, Iran faced off against Singapore and suffered an 8-5 defeat.

This marks Iran's third appearance in the world championships, and following this string of losses, they will compete at a lower level (Division 4) next year.

Despite the challenges faced in this tournament, Iran is now focusing on preparations for the 2025 Asian Winter Games in Harbin, China.

In an exclusive interview with Iran Press, Kaveh Sedghi, head of the Iran Hockey Association, emphasized the national team's commitment to long-term goals in hockey.

While expressing regret over recent results, Sedghi acknowledged that the Iranian team has shown improvement compared to previous years.

Taking responsibility for the outcomes, Sedghi voiced optimism that with increased resources and support, the future holds promise for Iranian hockey, paving the way for better results and more significant events.

Highlighting the youthfulness of the team, Sedghi noted the presence of a 15-year-old player, indicating that the Iranian team boasts the lowest average age among competitors.

The 2025 Asian Winter Games are scheduled to take place in Harbin, the capital of northeast China's Heilongjiang Province, from February 7-14, as revealed by the competition schedule unveiled by the Olympic Council of Asia (OCA).


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