Iran maintained its unbeaten status at the men’s Wheelchair Basketball World Championships
Iran maintained its unbeaten status at the men’s Wheelchair Basketball World Championships in Hamburg as won his first knockout match having won respective qualifying group.
Iran won their round-of-16 match against South Korea 64-48 to earn a quarter-final meeting with Turkey, who won a dramatically fluctuating match against The Netherlands 60-52.
Turkey and Iran met, in the third quarter-final game and what was the most passionate game of the championships so far. A boisterous Turkish crowd buoyed on Turkey as the current European Champions got off to the better start of the two teams and held an eight-point advantage early on. However, the Iranian’s did not lie down without a fight and thanks to the towering trio of Omid Hadiazhar (22 pts / 7 reb / 5 asts), Morteza Ibrahim (23 pts / 10 reb) and Morteza Abedi (21 pts / 8 reb), the Iranians fought back to take the win, 76 – 69.
Iran’s Saman Balaghi Einalou, commented after the game, “No one would have thought that we would come this far, we definitely want to reach the final with all our might. “
GREAT BRITAIN, USA, IRAN AND AUSTRALIA THROUGH TO 2018 MEN’S WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS SEMI-FINALS.