Tehran, Qatar lost to Australia 3-2 (25�23, 25�21, 23�25, 18�25, 15�10) in their first match Pool A of the Asian Men's Volleyball Championship in Iran, Tehran, on Friday.
Qatar, coached by Camilo Soto, came back strongly after losing the first to sets to tie the game at 2-2, but in the deciding fifth set, they lost their momentum and lost 10-15.
In another match in the pool, Iran blanked Sri Lanka 3-0 (25-15, 25-17, 25-23).
Qatar take on Iran in their next match on Saturday.
Source: Qatar Olympic Committee