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Iran men's national volleyball team

The Iran Men's National Volleyball Team is the national men's volleyball team of Iran. It is governed by the Islamic Republic of Iran Volleyball Federation (I.R.I.V.F.) and takes part in international volleyball competitions.

Iran
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Association IRIVF
Confederation AVC
Head coach Igor Kolahavig
FIVB ranking 8 (as of August 2017)
Uniforms
Home
Away
Third
Summer Olympics
Appearances 1 (First in 2016)
Best result 5th (2016)
World Championship
Appearances 6 (First in 1970)
Best result 6th (2014)
Asian Championship
Appearances 16 (First in 1979)
Best result Gold (2011, 2013)
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Medal record
World Grand Champions Cup
Bronze medal – third place 2017 Japan
Asian Championship
Gold medal – first place 2011 Tehran
Gold medal – first place 2013 Dubai
Silver medal – second place 2009 Manila
Silver medal – second place 2015 Tehran
Bronze medal – third place 2003 Tianjin
Asian Games
Gold medal – first place 2014 Incheon Team
Gold medal – first place 2018 Jakarta-Palembang Team
Silver medal – second place 1958 Tokyo Team
Silver medal – second place 2002 Busan Team
Silver medal – second place 2010 Guangzhou Team
Bronze medal – third place 1966 Bangkok Team
Asian Cup
Gold medal – first place 2008 Nakhon Ratchasima
Gold medal – first place 2010 Urmia
Gold medal – first place 2016 Nakhon Pathom
Silver medal – second place 2012 Vinh Yen
Silver medal – second place 2018 Taipei

They are currently the strongest team in Asia. As of July 2017, Iran ranks 8th in the FIVB World Rankings.

Iran has twice won the Asian Championship in 2011 Tehran, and 2013 Dubai for the second time.

Iran in their first appearance in the competition since joining the 2013 World League, have been a dominant force in Group 1 of the competition, providing a challenge for any opponent. Iran in this year winner match in contrast Italy and Cuba.

Iran including their 2014 World League campaign, culminating in a fourth place finish in Group 1 following a straight-set defeat to their Italian hosts in the bronze medal match, Iran reach 4th place in the competitions. Iran in the year winner match against Brazil, Italy and Poland.

Iran in World Championship, who qualified in September 2013, have competed in four previous World Championships foremost result 2014 Poland 6th place. Iran in 2014 World Championship the first and second rounds with four and five wins had climbed to the next step. Iran at the pre-final games, in contrast France has failed.

They also defeated Japan to win the gold medal at the Asian Games Korea in 2014.[1]

Iran made it to the Olympic Games for the first time in their history in 2016 as the top ranked Asian squad at the World Olympic Qualification Tournament in Japan.[2][3] They finished at the 5th place in the competitions.[4]

Contents

HistoryEdit

The History of Iran’s Volleyball dates back to 1920 around ago when brought volleyball regulations to Iran. During the World War II, forces of Allies occupied Iran, sport Contacts especially in volleyball was done with soldiers of these forces; it was a new way for familiarity with volleyball of the other countries. At that time a friendly match was fixed between Iran and Russian Army team. In 1958 for the first time national men’s team of Pakistan was invited to Tehran, guest team had some friendly matches with national team, club teams and Army team. Iran national team first attend at 1958 Asian Games.[5]

Tournament recordsEdit

 
Iran national volleyball team in Rio, Brazil 2016. Olympic games

Notes: Gold, silver, bronze backgrounds indicate 1st, 2nd and 3rd finishes, respectively. Bold text indicates best finish in tournament. Team B indicates that the team was represented by its B team.

Olympic GamesEdit

Year Rank Pld W L SW SL
  1964 Did not enter
or
Did not qualify
  1968
  1972
  1976
  1980
  1984
  1988
  1992
  1996
  2000
  2004
  2008
  2012
  2016 5th place 6 2 4 8 12
Total 1/14 6 2 4 8 12

World ChampionshipEdit

Year Rank Pld W L SW SL
  1949 Did not enter
  1952
  1956
  1960
  1962
  1966
  1970 21st place 11 4 7 16 24
  1974 Did not enter
  1978
  1982 Did not qualify
  1986 Did not enter
  1990 Did not qualify
  1994
  1998 19th place 3 0 3 0 9
  2002 Did not enter
  2006 21st place 5 0 5 2 15
  2010 19th place 3 1 2 5 7
  2014 6th place 12 7 5 26 21
    2018 13th place 8 4 4 14 16
Total 6/19 42 16 26 63 92

World CupEdit

Year Rank Pld W L SW SL
  1965 Did not enter
  1969
  1977
  1981
  1985
  1989 Did not qualify
  1991 11th place 8 1 7 5 23
  1995 Did not qualify
  1999
  2003
  2007
  2011 9th place 11 5 6 16 25
  2015 8th place 11 4 7 16 24
Total 3/12 30 10 20 37 72

World Grand Champions CupEdit

Year Rank Pld W L SW SL
  1993 Did not qualify
  1997
  2001
  2005
  2009 5th place 5 1 4 8 14
  2013 4th place 5 3 2 10 10
  2017 3rd place 5 4 1 12 10
Total 3/7 15 8 7 30 34

World LeagueEdit

Year Rank Pld W L SW SL
  1990 Did not enter
  1991
  1992
  1993
  1994
  1995
  1996
  1997
  1998
  1999
  2000
  2001
  2002
  2003
  2004
  2005
  2006
  2007
  2008
  2009
  2010 Did not qualify
  2011
  2012
  2013 9th place 10 5 5 20 21
  2014 4th place 16 7 9 28 32
  2015 7th place 12 6 6 25 21
  2016 8th place 9 4 5 15 22
  2017 11th place 9 3 6 11 23
Total 5/28 56 25 31 99 119

Nations LeagueEdit

Year Rank Pld W L SW SL
  2018 10th place 15 7 8 29 30
Total 1/1 15 7 8 29 30

Asian ChampionshipEdit

Year Rank Pld W L SW SL
  1975 Did not enter
  1979 6th place 6 3 3 12 10
  1983 Did not enter
  1987 10th place 5 2 3 7 10
  1989 8th place 8 3 5 15 13
  1991 7th place 7 3 4 11 12
  1993 5th place 6 3 3 9 10
  1995 4th place 7 4 3 6 14*
  1997 6th place 5 2 3 8 11
  1999 5th place 6 4 2 13 10
  2001 5th place 6 4 2 14 10
  2003 3rd place 7 5 2 16 12
  2005 6th place 5 3 2 12 10
  2007 5th place 9 5 4 17 18
  2009 Runners-up 8 7 1 22 10
  2011 Champions 8 8 0 24 2
  2013 Champions 7 7 0 21 1
  2015 Runners-up 8 6 2 20 9
  2017 5th place 8 6 2 20 10
Total 17/19 116 75 41
  • Without two First win, Lack of information

Asian GamesEdit

Year Rank Pld W L SW SL
  1958 Runners-up 4 3 1 9 6
  1962 Did not enter
  1966 3rd place 8 5 3 16 14
  1970 5th place 7 3 4 11 14
  1974 4th place 5 2 3 7 9
  1978 Did not enter
  1982
  1986
  1990
  1994 5th place 9 5 4 16 16
  1998 Did not enter
  2002 Runners-up 6 4 2 12 10
  2006 6th place 3 1 2 6 7
  2010 Runners-up 9 8 1 25 4
  2014 Champions 8 8 0 24 2
  2018 Champions 5 5 0 15 0
Total 10/16 64 44 20 141 82

Asian CupEdit

Year Rank Pld W L SW SL
  2008 Champions 6 5 1 16 8
  2010 Champions 6 6 0 18 6
  2012 Runners-up 6 5 1 16 7
  2014 4th place 6 4 2 14 9
  2016 Champions 6 6 0 18 5
  2018 Runners-up 5 4 1 14 5
Total 6/6 35 30 5 96 40

Other tournamentsEdit

Results and fixturesEdit

Previous matchesEdit

Date Competition Location Opponent Result
2018
25 May 2018 2018 Nations League   France   France 1–3 L
26 May 2018 2018 Nations League   France   Australia 3–0 W
27 May 2018 2018 Nations League   France   Japan 1–3 L
1 June 2018 2018 Nations League   Argentina   Argentina 3–2 W
2 June 2018 2018 Nations League   Argentina   Italy 0–3 L
3 June 2018 2018 Nations League   Argentina   Canada 1–3 L
8 June 2018 2018 Nations League   Russia   China 3–0 W
9 June 2018 2018 Nations League   Russia   Brazil 2–3 L
10 June 2018 2018 Nations League   Russia   Russia 1–3 L
15 June 2018 2018 Nations League   United States   Poland 3–0 W
16 June 2018 2018 Nations League   United States   Serbia 2–3 L
17 June 2018 2018 Nations League   United States   United States 0–3 L
22 June 2018 2018 Nations League   Iran   South Korea 3–1 W
23 June 2018 2018 Nations League   Iran   Bulgaria 3–1 W
24 June 2018 2018 Nations League   Iran   Germany 3–2 W
8 August 2018 2018 Asian Cup   Chinese Taipei   Chinese Taipei 3–1 W
9 August 2018 2018 Asian Cup   Chinese Taipei   Australia 3–1 W
11 August 2018 2018 Asian Cup   Chinese Taipei   Vietnam 3–0 W
14 August 2018 2018 Asian Cup   Chinese Taipei   Chinese Taipei 3–0 W
15 August 2018 2018 Asian Cup   Chinese Taipei   Qatar 2–3 L
22 August 2018 2018 Asian Games   Indonesia   Pakistan 3–0 W
24 August 2018 2018 Asian Games   Indonesia   Mongolia 3–0 W
26 August 2018 2018 Asian Games   Indonesia   China 3–0 W
30 August 2018 2018 Asian Games   Indonesia   Qatar 3–0 W
1 September 2018 2018 Asian Games   Indonesia   South Korea 3–0 W
12 September 2018 2018 World Championship   Bulgaria   Puerto Rico 3–0 W
13 September 2018 2018 World Championship   Bulgaria   Bulgaria 3–1 W
15 September 2018 2018 World Championship   Bulgaria   Cuba 3–1 W
17 September 2018 2018 World Championship   Bulgaria   Poland 0–3 L
18 September 2018 2018 World Championship   Bulgaria   Finland 3–2 W
21 September 2018 2018 World Championship   Bulgaria   Bulgaria 0–3 L
22 September 2018 2018 World Championship   Bulgaria   Canada 2–3 L
23 September 2018 2018 World Championship   Bulgaria   United States 0–3 L

Forthcoming matchesEdit

Date Competition Location Opponent

TeamEdit

Current squadEdit

 
Iran volleyball team members Ju-2015

The following is the Iranian roster at the 2018 FIVB World Championship.

No. Name Date of birth Height Weight Spike Block 2018 club
2 Milad Ebadipour 17 October 1993 1.96 m (6 ft 5 in) 78 kg (172 lb) 350 cm (140 in) 310 cm (120 in)   Skra Bełchatów
3 Saman Faezi 23 August 1991 2.04 m (6 ft 8 in) 87 kg (192 lb) 343 cm (135 in) 335 cm (132 in)   Saipa
4 Saeid Marouf (C) 20 October 1985 1.89 m (6 ft 2 in) 81 kg (179 lb) 331 cm (130 in) 311 cm (122 in)   Emma Villas Siena
5 Farhad Ghaemi 28 August 1989 1.97 m (6 ft 6 in) 73 kg (161 lb) 355 cm (140 in) 335 cm (132 in)   Ziraat Bankası Ankara
6 Mohammad Mousavi 22 August 1987 2.03 m (6 ft 8 in) 86 kg (190 lb) 362 cm (143 in) 344 cm (135 in)   Shahrdari Urmia
10 Amir Ghafour 6 June 1991 2.02 m (6 ft 8 in) 90 kg (200 lb) 354 cm (139 in) 334 cm (131 in)   Gi Group Monza
11 Saber Kazemi 24 December 1998 2.05 m (6 ft 9 in) 87 kg (192 lb) 340 cm (130 in) 325 cm (128 in)   Ziraat Bankası Ankara
14 Mohammad Javad Manavinejad 27 November 1995 1.98 m (6 ft 6 in) 94 kg (207 lb) 340 cm (130 in) 320 cm (130 in)   BluVolley Verona
16 Ali Shafiei 21 September 1991 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in) 80 kg (180 lb) 348 cm (137 in) 345 cm (136 in)   Sarmayeh Bank
18 Mohammad Taher Vadi 10 October 1989 1.94 m (6 ft 4 in) 72 kg (159 lb) 329 cm (130 in) 315 cm (124 in)   Ardakan
19 Mehdi Marandi 12 May 1986 1.72 m (5 ft 8 in) 69 kg (152 lb) 295 cm (116 in) 280 cm (110 in)   Sarmayeh Bank
21 Morteza Sharifi 27 May 1999 1.93 m (6 ft 4 in) 83 kg (183 lb) 340 cm (130 in) 320 cm (130 in)   BluVolley Verona
24 Mohammad Reza Hazratpour 31 March 1999 1.87 m (6 ft 2 in) 87 kg (192 lb) 300 cm (120 in) 290 cm (110 in)   Shams Tehran
25 Amir Hossein Toukhteh 9 April 2001 2.03 m (6 ft 8 in) 79 kg (174 lb) 350 cm (140 in) 325 cm (128 in)   Shams Tehran

Head coachesEdit

Note: The following list may not be complete.

A TeamEdit

Name From To notes
  Sardar Nasrollahkhan[6] 1958 1958 Asian Games Runners-up
  Fereydoon Sharifzadeh 1958 1963
  Hossein Jabbarzadegan 1964 1966 1966 Asian Games 3rd place
  Miloslav Ejem 1970 1972
  Tadaee Korada 1974 1974 Asian Games 4th place
  Park Sung 1979
  Yadollah Kargarpisheh 1979 1981
  Farough Fakhredini 1987
  Masoud Salehieh 1987 1989
  Hossein Ali Mehranpour 1989 1991
  Mohammad Heidarkhan 1991
  Ivans Bugajenkovs 1993
  Fumihiko Matsumoto 1994
  Masoud Salehieh 1995 1995 Asian Championship 4th place
  Mehdi Saberpour 1997
  Fumihiko Matsumoto 1998
  Mostafa Karkhaneh 1999 2001
  Hossein Ali Mehranpour 2001
  Park Ki-won 2002 2005 2002 Asian Games Runners-up
2003 Asian Championship 3rd place
  Milorad Kijac 2006
  Zoran Gajić 2007 2008
  Hossein Maadani 2008 2010 2008 Asian Cup Champions
2009 Asian Championship Runners-up
2010 Asian Cup Champions
2010 Asian Games Runners-up
  Julio Velasco 2011 2014 2011 Asian Championship Champions
2013 Asian Championship Champions
2013 World Grand Champions Cup 4th place
  Slobodan Kovač 2014 2015 2014 World League 4th place
2014 World Championship 6th place
2014 Asian Games Champions
  Raúl Lozano 2016 2016 Olympic Games 5th place
  Igor Kolaković 2017 2017 World Grand Champions Cup 3rd place
2018 Asian Games Champions

Coaching staffEdit

Position Staff
Head Coach   Igor Kolaković[7]
Assistant Coach   Peiman Akbari
  Saeid Rezaei
  Dragan Kobiljski
Fitness Coach   Daniel Mišić
Analyzer   Navid Moshajari
Physiotherapist   Siamak Afrouzi
U23 Coach Vacant
U21 & B team Coach   Behrouz Ataei
U19 Coach   Reza Vakili
Team Manager   Amir Khosh Khabar

Last updated: 8 August 2018
Source:[citation needed]

B TeamEdit

Name From–To notes
  Reza Vakili 2012 2012 Asian Cup Runners-up
  Hossein Maadani 2013 2013 Islamic Solidarity Games Champions
  Peiman Akbari 2014–2015 2014 Asian Cup 4th place
2015 Asian Championship Runners-up
  Nasser Shahnazi[8] 2016 2016 Asian Cup Champions
  Juan Manuel Cichello 2017
  Behrouz Ataei 2018 2018 Asian Cup Runners-up

StadiumEdit

 
Azadi stadium with Iranian fans

The team's home arena are Azadi Indoor Stadium and Azadi Volleyball Hall.

Kit providersEdit

The table below shows the history of kit providers for the Iran national volleyball team.

Period Kit provider
2000–2008 Asics
Mikasa
Fuerza
Mizuno
Ideal
2008– Merooj

SponsorshipEdit

Primary sponsors include: main sponsors like MCI and Tourism Bank, other sponsors: Roamer.

ReferencesEdit

External linksEdit

Notable squadsEdit