France has defeated the Iranian chess team in the men’s division at the 38th Chess Olympiad currently being held in Dresden, Germany.
The four-member Iranian squad lost 3-1 to France in its second encounter on Friday evening. Iran drew 2-2 against fifth-seed Hungary in its opening match on Thursday and will now face Mexico on Saturday.
In the women’s division, Iran was defeated 5-3 by Ukraine on the same day and is scheduled to clash with Botswana on Saturday.
A hundred fifty four countries are competing in the 38th Chess Olympiad in Dresden from November 12-25.