The Iranian men’s national rollball team has triumphed over Tanzania for the second straight win at the preliminary round of the fourth edition of Rollball World Cup in Bangladesh.
On Sunday morning, the Iranian athletes pulled off a dominant 7-2 victory over the East African squad in a Group B match held at Court 3 of Mirpur Indoor Stadium in the Bangladeshi capital city of Dhaka.
It came a day after the Iranian outfit outplayed Egypt 11-0 in its opening match at the same venue.
The Iranian men’s national roll team is scheduled to face Uganda on Sunday evening, before its clash with Argentina in the last group stage fixture the next day.
The Islamic Republic of Iran has been drawn in Group B along with Argentina, Egypt, Tanzania and Uganda.
England, India, Ivory Coast, Oman and Sierra Leon are pitted against each other in Group A.
Guinea, Indonesia, Latvia, Pakistan and Rwanda are in Group C. Bangladesh, Bhutan, Fiji, Hong Kong and Myanmar form Group D.
While Benin, China, France, Nepal and Thailand shape Group E, Group F consists of Denmark, Kenya, the Philippines, Senegal and Sri Lanka.
Belarus, Saudi Arabia, Turkey and Uruguay are in Group G. Chinese Taipei, the Netherlands, Vietnam and Zambia form Group H.
Meanwhile, the Iranian women’s national rollball team earned a three-all draw against Pakistan in its second fixture on Saturday. The Iranian women had crushed Tanzania 17-0 in their first match.
The fourth edition of RollBall World Cup kicked off in Dhaka, Bangladesh, on February 17, and will wrap up on February 23, 2017.
Rollball is played on skates and between two teams of 12 players. Only six players out of the 12 are allowed to play on court at a time. A player can hold the ball in one hand or both hands, but must dribble the ball while carrying it.
The game was created by Indian sports teacher Raju Dabhade in Pune, India. Dabhade is now the secretary of the International Rollball Federation.