Iran eye historic Worlds medal after reaching semis; Dutch males make first last-4 in 17 years – IWBF

With their sights set on a historic medal, Iran males turned the primary staff to enter the semi-finals of the IWBF Wheelchair Basketball World Championships – Dubai 2022 right here on Friday.

In an exciting and high-intensity match, Iran pipped Germany 70-68 to enter the semi-finals for a second consecutive time after their look on the 2018 World Championships in Hamburg.

The Iranian staff displayed a tremendous present of protection equally supported by their offense, led by their skilled stars Mohamadhassan Sayari (20 factors) and Omid Hadiazhar (19 factors) who have been impressed with their capturing abilities.

Iran’s head coach Mohammadreza Dastyar defined that the staff had a mix of newcomer and senior gamers with gamers from the U-23 staff – Abolfazl Jalaei and Amirreza Ahmadi becoming a member of the senior staff in Dubai and his ideas on the sport. He mentioned:

“It was a fantastic match; they performed effectively with their defence and offence. They listened and executed the plans, analysed earlier than Germany. Glad to get our third win over Germany. This was our goal earlier than the match.

“We educated for six months earlier than this Championships.

“We have now plans to get extra gamers from my U-23 staff. A few of my gamers are enjoying in Germany and Turkey, they will even return after which we select the very best gamers for the Hangzhou 2022 Asian Para Video games.”

Netherlands, USA, GBR in top-4  

Later, Netherlands and USA males joined Iran within the prime 4 beating Canada and Australia in different thrilling matches. Whereas the Netherlands overcame Canada 68-53 after shut third and fourth quarters, because of Mendel Op Den Orth’s 32-point present, the USA rallied to beat Australia 47-32 driving on Steve Serio’s efforts (14 factors).

For the Netherlands, it was an emotional win as that is the primary time, they’ve reached the semi-finals because the 2006 World Championships.

Later, defending champions Nice Britain defeated Italy 72-44, with Gregg Warburton prime scoring with 32 factors.

Quarter-Ultimate Outcomes
Germany 68 – 70 Iran
Netherlands 68 – 53 Canada
Australia 32 – 47 USA
Nice Britain 72 – 44

Males’s Semi-final line-up (to be performed on Sunday 18 June)

12:15 | Males’s Semi-Ultimate 1 |USA vs. Netherlands
16:45 | Males’s Semi-Ultimate 2 | Iran vs. Nice Britain

*All instances are in native time.
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