France, Iran qualify for volleyball at Rio Olympics

ABS-CBN Sports on Jun 05, 2016 03:08 AM
France, Iran qualify for volleyball at Rio Olympics
French players celebrate after they won the first set against Venezuela during their Men's Volleyball World Olympic qualification tournament in Tokyo, Saturday, June 4, 2016. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)
TOKYO (AP) — France beat Venezuela 3-2 on Saturday to clinch an Olympic berth at a men's volleyball qualification tournament.

Antonin Rouzier scored 17 points to lead France to a 25-21, 23-25, 25-11, 20-25, 15-9 win at Tokyo Metropolitan Gymnasium.

Iran also qualified with a 3-1 win over Poland which had already secured a berth in the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.

The top three teams plus the highest-ranked Asian team qualify for the Olympics. As Iran qualifies from Asia, the team that finishes fourth will also book an Olympic berth.

Australia beat China 3-1 and still has a chance to qualify as well as Canada which rallied from a set down to beat Japan 3-1.

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