‘Kneeling to Pakistan’, Korea men’s volleyball fails to reach AVC Challenge Cup final

The South Korean men’s volleyball team failed to overcome the barrier of Pakistan and failed to reach the final of the Asian Volleyball Confederation (AVC) Challenge Cup.

The South Korean team, coached by Brazilian Isanaye Ramirez, fell to Pakistan 1-3 (22-25 26-24 22-25 22-25) in the semifinals of the tournament at the 메이저 토토사이트 Manama Isa Sports City in Manama, Bahrain, on Monday (Sept. 9).

South Korea lost to Pakistan in straight sets, 0-3, in the quarterfinals of the Hangzhou Asian Games last year. At the time, Pakistan’s head coach was Ramirez, who is now the head coach of the Korean national team.

Despite the change in coaching, South Korea lost again in the AVC Challenge Cup.

The winner of the AVC Challenge Cup will represent the Asian continent in the eight-nation FIVB Challenger Cup next month.

The winner of the Challenge Cup will qualify for the FIVB Volleyball Nations League (VNL) in 2025, which will feature the 16 strongest nations in the world.

The Korean men’s volleyball team had dreamed of returning to the VNL, but the AVC Challenge Cup provided a harsh reality check.

After a quarterfinal match on Sept. 9 at 1 a.m. KST, Korea will face Kazakhstan in the third-place match at 10:30 p.m. KST.

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