Tue Dec 13, 2016 12:50PM
The 2016 WTF World Taekwondo Team Championships started in Baku, Azerbaijan, on December 12, and concludes the next day.
The 2016 WTF World Taekwondo Team Championships started in Baku, Azerbaijan, on December 12, and concludes the next day.

The Iranian men’s national team has experienced a bitter end to its campaign at the 2016 WTF World Taekwondo Team Championships in Azerbaijan, crashing out of the prestigious international sports event. 

On Monday, the Iranian squad lost its third Group A encounter against the Turkish team 19-31, and had to bid farewell to the competitions at the Sarhadchi Olympic Sports Complex in the Azerbaijani capital city of Baku.

The Iranian sportsmen had suffered a 13-25 loss at the hands of their South Korean opponents in their second meet earlier in the day.

The Iranian men’s national taekwondo team had been drawn in Group A of the group stage of the world team championships alongside Russia, South Korea and Turkey.

Group B consisted of Azerbaijan, Belgium and the United States.

The 2016 WTF World Taekwondo Team Championships started in Baku, Azerbaijan, on December 12, and concludes on Tuesday.

The names on the roster of the Iranian men’s team included Farzan Ashourzadeh, Abolfazl Yaqoubi, Mehdi Jalali, Masoud  Hajizavareh, Siavash Fakhraei and Masoud Saeed Rajabi.

The Iranian outfit was under the tutelage of Bijan Moghanloo as head coach with Alireza Nasr Azadani and Hadi Afshar coaching the Iranian taekwondo practitioners.