Maldives national volleyball has lost the semi-final game against Uzbekistan, at the AVC Asian Senior Men’s Central Zone Volleyball Championship 2019.
The team lost in three straight sets- 25 to 20, 25 to 19 and 25 to 21- in the championship being held on Kathmandu, Nepal.
Maldives traveled to the semi-finals after beating the host nation on Wednesday, also in three straight sets, and securing the second spot in its group.
Maldives is in Group A with Nepal and Kyrgyzstan, while Group B comprises of Bangladesh, Afghanistan, Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan.
After the group plays, top two teams from Group A and Group B contested in the cross semi-finals.
Maldives will play against Turkmenistan on Friday, to determine third place.
Prior to departing for the AVC championship, the Maldives team played two friendly games with the Sri Lankan national team.
The team participated in the Indian Ocean Island Games (IOIG) 2019, but was not able to win any games. Before IOIG 2019, the men's national volleyball team trained in Serbia.