Bahrain bow to Bulgaria in World U21 volleyball
TDT | Manama
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Bahrain bowed to Bulgaria 0-3 (21-25, 21-25, 23-25) last night as the FIVB Volleyball Men’s U21 World Championship 2021 got underway in Bulgaria and Italy. The nationals put up a strong fight against the co-host but could not come up with the winning plays at the end of each set.
Both teams are in Pool B of the competition’s preliminary round. Poland defeated Cuba 3-1 (25- 16, 25-19, 18-25, 25-19) in yesterday’s other group contest.
The Bahrainis are ached by Brazilian Issanaye Ramires. Ebrahim Sayed Amin top-scored for the nationals with 11 points, while Ebrahim Abdulla added nine markers.
Mohammed Ahmed and Almansoori Ismaeel chipped in with three points apiece in the loss. Bahrain will be looking to bounce back when they next take on Poland today in their second Pool B fixture. The match is scheduled for a 4 pm start, Bahrain time.
The Bahrainis play their last preliminary round game tomorrow against Cuba.
There are a total of16 nations taking part in the competition divided into four pools for this opening stage. After a single round-robin, the pool winners and the pool runners-up will continue their quest for the medals in two new pools, while the remaining eight teams from two other pools fight for the distribution of the places from ninth to 16th.
The matches in the four second-round groups will take place from September 27 through 29 and the pool standings will distribute the participants further into semi-final fixtures within the four different classification levels in the final standings.
The title, the rest of the medals and all remaining positions in the final standings will be determined on the last competition day on October 3. Bahrain qualified for the under-21 worlds based on their FIVB U21 World Ranking.
They reached the quarter-finals in the previous edition of the under-21 worlds, which was held in Bahrain in 2019.