Overview

Team profile

lthough they still have some way to go, Iran are continuously on the rise during the past few years, including their first ever appearance in World League finals in 2014 (which ended in a fourth place after a loss to Italy in the bronze medal match) and their first ever Olympics at Rio 2016, where they ranked 5th.

Since joining the World League in 2013, Iran have been a dominant force in Group 1 of the competition, providing a challenge for any opponent. This year will be their fourth straight participation.

Iran have featured in the past three FIVB Volleyball Men’s World Championships and were sixth at the 2014 edition in Poland, where a strong Russian side defeated them in the final round. They also defeated Japan to win the gold medal at the Asian Games in Incheon, Korea in 2014.
In the 2016 FIVB Volleyball World League, Iran finished on a 4-5 record, failing to make the Final Six in Krakow.

Coach

Kolakovic Igor

Kolakovic Igor

After a playing career as a setter with Buducnost Podgorica and Partizan Belgrade, the 52-yearold Montenegrin moved on to coaching, beginning with Buducnost and then taking the helm of the men’s National Team of Serbia, which he led to silver medals at the 2008 and 2008 FIVB World Leagues followed by bronze in 2010. He also guided Serbia to a bronze at the 2010 FIVB World Championship and the title at the European Championship next year. That same year he was named Coach of the Year in Serbia. Kolakovic, who has also coached club teams in Serbia, Slovenia and France, replaced Argentina’s Raul Lozano in the men’s National Team of Iran this year.

Staff

  • Team Manager Khoshkhabar Amir
  • Assistant coach Akbari Peyman
  • Second Assistant Coach Kobiljski Dragan
  • Doctor Afroozi Siyamak

Schedule

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Ranking

Rank Teams Matches Result Details Sets Points
Total Won Lost 3-0 3-1 3-2 2-3 1-3 0-3 Points Won Lost Ratio Won Lost Ratio
1
Iran
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Poland
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Russia
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
USA
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

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