The quarter-final line-up of the men's competition were decided today ©World Para Volley

Defending men's champions Bosnia and Herzegovina eased into the quarter-finals of the men’s World Sitting Volleyball Championships in Eindhoven.

With two victories to their credit, the Bosnian team were hoping to seal top spot in Pool D against Poland.

An impressive display saw the holders emerge as comfortable 25-12, 25-9, 25-20 winners to head into the last eight on a high.

The result left Poland at risk of missing out on a quarter-final spot, with Egypt having the opportunity to move second in the standings should they beat Iraq, which they duly did with 23-25, 25-21, 25-18, 26-24 triumph allowing them to advance as runners-up.

Ukraine secured their spot in the quarter-finals by beating Croatia 25-20, 25-14, 21-25, 25-14 in Pool C.

The result saw Croatia finish bottom of the Pool C standings having lost each of their three matches.

Ukraine progressed in second place behind Brazil, who won 25-14, 25-21, 25-23 against Kazakhstan to top the standings.

Bosnia and Herzegovina earned their third straight victory in the pool stage ©World Para Volley
Bosnia and Herzegovina earned their third straight victory in the pool stage ©World Para Volley

Paralympic champions Iran claimed their third win when they beat Russia 25-15, 22-25, 25-22, 25-20, with both teams progressing to the last eight.

Germany overcame Japan 25-16, 25-16, 25-11 in the other Pool B, resulting in them finishing third.

China maintained their unbeaten record when they beat Rwanda 25-14, 25-21, 25-13 to top Pool A.

Hosts Netherlands are due to face the United States in the final match of the day.

China will face Russia in the quarter-finals, with the winners of the Dutch and US match facing Iran.

Brazil will take on Egypt, while Bosnia are due to face Ukraine.

The women’s competition had a rest day today to allow teams to travel to Rotterdam from Arnhem.

Quarter-finals in the both the men’s and women’s events are scheduled to take place tomorrow.