Iran men's national volleyball team

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Iran
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Association IRIVF
Confederation AVC
Head coach Serbia Slobodan Kovač
FIVB ranking 10 (as of September 2014)
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Home
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Away
World Championship
Appearances 5 (First in 1970)
Best result 6th (2014)
Website iranvolleyball.com
Iran men's national volleyball team
Medal record
Asian Championship
Gold 2011 Tehran Team
Gold 2013 Dubai Team
Silver 2009 Manila Team
Bronze 2003 Tianjin Team
Asian Games
Gold 2014 Incheon Team
Silver 1958 Tokyo Team
Silver 2002 Busan Team
Silver 2010 Guangzhou Team
Bronze 1966 Bangkok Team
Asian Cup
Gold 2008 Nakhon Ratchasima Team
Gold 2010 Urmia Team
Silver 2012 Vinh Yen 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.

They are currently the strongest team in Asia, having won the 2011 and 2013 Asian Volleyball Championships, and rank 10th in the FIVB World Rankings (as of September 2014). The team's home venues are Azadi Indoor Stadium and Azadi Volleyball Hall.

Tournament records[edit]

For more details on this topic, see Iran men's national volleyball team results.
*Red border indicates that the tournament was hosted on home soil. Gold, silver, bronze backgrounds indicate 1st, 2nd and 3rd finishes respectively. Bold text indicates best finish in tournament. B indicates that the team was represented by its B team.

Olympic Games[edit]

Year Rank Pld W L SW SL
Japan 1964 Did not enter
or
Did not qualify
Mexico 1968
West Germany 1972
Canada 1976
Soviet Union 1980
United States 1984
South Korea 1988
Spain 1992
United States 1996
Australia 2000
Greece 2004
China 2008
United Kingdom 2012
Total 0/13 0 0 0 0 0

World Championship[edit]

Year Rank Pld W L SW SL
Czechoslovakia 1949 Did not enter
Soviet Union 1952
France 1956
Brazil 1960
Soviet Union 1962
Czechoslovakia 1966
Bulgaria 1970 21st place 11 4 7 16 24
Mexico 1974 Did not enter
Italy 1978
Argentina 1982 Did not qualify
France 1986 Did not enter
Brazil 1990 Did not qualify
Greece 1994
Japan 1998 19th place 3 0 3 0 9
Argentina 2002 Did not enter
Japan 2006 21st place 5 0 5 2 15
Italy 2010 19th place 3 1 2 5 7
Poland 2014 6th place 12 7 5 26 21
Total 5/18 34 12 22 49 76

World Cup[edit]

Year Rank Pld W L SW SL
Poland 1965 Did not enter
East Germany 1969
Japan 1977
Japan 1981
Japan 1985
Japan 1989 Did not qualify
Japan 1991 11th place 8 1 7 5 23
Japan 1995 Did not qualify
Japan 1999
Japan 2003
Japan 2007
Japan 2011 9th place 11 5 6 16 25
Total 2/12 19 6 13 21 48

World Grand Champions Cup[edit]

Year Rank Pld W L SW SL
Japan 1993 Did not qualify
Japan 1997
Japan 2001
Japan 2005
Japan 2009 5th place 5 1 4 8 14
Japan 2013 4th place 5 3 2 10 10
Total 2/6 10 4 6 18 24

World League[edit]

Year Rank Pld W L SW SL
Japan 1990 Did not enter
Italy 1991
Italy 1992
Brazil 1993
Italy 1994
Brazil 1995
Netherlands 1996
Russia 1997
Italy 1998
Argentina 1999
Netherlands 2000
Poland 2001
Brazil 2002
Spain 2003
Italy 2004
Serbia and Montenegro 2005
Russia 2006
Poland 2007
Brazil 2008
Serbia 2009
Argentina 2010 Did not qualify
Poland 2011
Bulgaria 2012
Argentina 2013 9th place 10 5 5 20 21
Italy 2014 4th place 16 7 9 28 32
Brazil 2015 Qualified
Total 3/26 26 12 14 48 53

Asian Championship[edit]

Year Rank Pld W L SW SL
Australia 1975 Did not enter
Bahrain 1979 6th place 6 3 3 12 10
Japan 1983 Did not enter
Kuwait 1987 10th place 5 2 3 7 10
South Korea 1989 8th place 8 3 5
Australia 1991 7th place 7 3 4
Thailand 1993 5th place 7 4 3
South Korea 1995 4th place 7 4 3
Qatar 1997 6th place 5 2 3 8 11
Iran 1999 5th place 6 4 2 13 10
South Korea 2001 5th place 6 4 2 14 10
China 2003 3rd place 7 5 2 16 12
Thailand 2005 6th place 5 3 2 12 10
Indonesia 2007 5th place 9 5 4 17 18
Philippines 2009 Runners-up 8 7 1 22 10
Iran 2011 Champions 8 8 0 24 2
United Arab Emirates 2013 Champions 7 7 0 21 1
Iran 2015 Qualified
Total 16/18 101 64 37

Asian Games[edit]

Year Rank Pld W L SW SL
Japan 1958 Runners-up 4 3 1 9 6
Indonesia 1962 Did not enter
Thailand 1966 3rd place 8 5 3 16 14
Thailand 1970 5th place 7 3 4 11 14
Iran 1974 4th place 5 2 3 7 9
Thailand 1978 Did not enter
India 1982
South Korea 1986
China 1990
Japan 1994 5th place 9 5 4 16 16
Thailand 1998 Did not enter
South Korea 2002 Runners-up 6 4 2 12 10
Qatar 2006 6th place 3 1 2 6 7
China 2010 Runners-up 9 8 1 25 4
South Korea 2014 Champions 8 8 0 24 2
Total 9/15 59 39 20 126 82

Asian Cup[edit]

Year Rank Pld W L SW SL
Thailand 2008 Champions 6 5 1 16 8
Iran 2010 Champions 6 6 0 18 6
Vietnam 2012 Runners-up (B) 6 5 1 16 7
Kazakhstan 2014 4th place (B) 6 4 2 14 9
Total 4/4 24 20 4 64 30

Other tournaments[edit]

Results and fixtures[edit]

Previous matches[edit]

Date Competition Location Opponent Result
27 August 2014 Friendly  Poland  Australia 3–1 W
28 August 2014 Friendly  Poland  Australia 3–1 W
31 August 2014 2014 World Championship  Poland  Italy 3–1 W
2 September 2014 2014 World Championship  Poland  United States 3–2 W
4 September 2014 2014 World Championship  Poland  France 1–3 L
6 September 2014 2014 World Championship  Poland  Belgium 3–1 W
7 September 2014 2014 World Championship  Poland  Puerto Rico 3–0 W
10 September 2014 2014 World Championship  Poland  Australia 3–1 W
11 September 2014 2014 World Championship  Poland  Argentina 3–0 W
13 September 2014 2014 World Championship  Poland  Poland 2–3 L
14 September 2014 2014 World Championship  Poland  Serbia 3–1 W
17 September 2014 2014 World Championship  Poland  Germany 0–3 L
18 September 2014 2014 World Championship  Poland  France 2–3 L
20 September 2014 2014 World Championship  Poland  Russia 0–3 L
25 September 2014 2014 Asian Games  South Korea  Hong Kong 3–0 W
26 September 2014 2014 Asian Games  South Korea  India 3–0 W
27 September 2014 2014 Asian Games  South Korea  Maldives 3–0 W
28 September 2014 2014 Asian Games  South Korea  Qatar 3–0 W
29 September 2014 2014 Asian Games  South Korea  South Korea 3–1 W
1 October 2014 2014 Asian Games  South Korea  Kuwait 3–0 W
2 October 2014 2014 Asian Games  South Korea  China 3–0 W
3 October 2014 2014 Asian Games  South Korea  Japan 3–1 W

Forthcoming matches[edit]

Date Competition Location Opponent
2015
2015 FIVB Volleyball World League
29 May – 19 July
Iran 2015 Asian Men's Volleyball Championship
31 July - 8 August
Japan 2015 FIVB Volleyball Men's World Cup
8 – 23 September

Current squad[edit]

The following is the Iranian roster in the 2014 FIVB Volleyball Men's World Championship.[1]

No. Name Date of birth Height Weight Spike Block 2014 club
1 Mahmoudi, ShahramShahram Mahmoudi 20 July 1988 1.98 m (6 ft 6 in) 95 kg (209 lb) 347 cm (137 in) 332 cm (131 in) Iran Matin Varamin
2 Ebadipour, MiladMilad Ebadipour 17 October 1993 2.02 m (6 ft 8 in) 78 kg (172 lb) 350 cm (140 in) 310 cm (120 in) Iran Kalleh Mazandaran
3 Faezi, SamanSaman Faezi 23 August 1991 2.04 m (6 ft 8 in) 87 kg (192 lb) 343 cm (135 in) 335 cm (132 in) Iran Paykan Tehran
4 Marouf, SaeidSaeid Marouf (C) 20 October 1985 1.89 m (6 ft 2 in) 81 kg (179 lb) 331 cm (130 in) 311 cm (122 in) Iran Matin Varamin
5 Ghaemi, FarhadFarhad Ghaemi 28 August 1989 1.97 m (6 ft 6 in) 73 kg (161 lb) 355 cm (140 in) 335 cm (132 in) Iran Barij Essence Kashan
6 Mousavi, MohammadMohammad Mousavi 22 August 1987 2.03 m (6 ft 8 in) 86 kg (190 lb) 362 cm (143 in) 344 cm (135 in) Iran Matin Varamin
7 Fayazi, PouriaPouria Fayazi 12 January 1993 1.94 m (6 ft 4 in) 87 kg (192 lb) 348 cm (137 in) 326 cm (128 in) Iran Shahrdari Urmia
8 Zarif, FarhadFarhad Zarif 3 March 1983 1.65 m (5 ft 5 in) 60 kg (130 lb) 290 cm (110 in) 271 cm (107 in) Iran Kalleh Mazandaran
9 Gholami, AdelAdel Gholami 9 February 1986 1.95 m (6 ft 5 in) 88 kg (194 lb) 341 cm (134 in) 330 cm (130 in) Iran Kalleh Mazandaran
10 Ghafour, AmirAmir Ghafour 6 June 1991 2.02 m (6 ft 8 in) 90 kg (200 lb) 354 cm (139 in) 334 cm (131 in) Iran Barij Essence Kashan
12 Mirzajanpour, MojtabaMojtaba Mirzajanpour 7 October 1991 1.95 m (6 ft 5 in) 88 kg (194 lb) 325 cm (128 in) 315 cm (124 in) Iran Matin Varamin
13 Mahdavi, MehdiMehdi Mahdavi 13 February 1984 1.91 m (6 ft 3 in) 96 kg (212 lb) 330 cm (130 in) 310 cm (120 in) Iran Barij Essence Kashan
15 Tashakkori, ArminArmin Tashakkori 8 December 1986 2.00 m (6 ft 7 in) 94 kg (207 lb) 355 cm (140 in) 335 cm (132 in) Iran Barij Essence Kashan
16 Alizadeh, AbdolrezaAbdolreza Alizadeh 19 February 1987 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in) 80 kg (180 lb) 272 cm (107 in) 252 cm (99 in) Iran Shahrdari Urmia

Head coaches[edit]

Note: The following list may not be complete.

Notable squads[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Team Roster – Iran". poland2014.fivb.org. Retrieved 8 September 2014. 

External links[edit]