Iran men's national volleyball team

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Iran
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Association IRIVF
Confederation AVC
Head coach Igor Kolaković
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 5 (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

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. 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]

History[edit]

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 records[edit]

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 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
Brazil 2016 5th place 6 2 4 8 12
Total 1/14 6 2 4 8 12

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
Italy Bulgaria 2018 In progress 4 3 1 9 4
Total 6/19 36 15 23 58 80

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
Japan 2015 8th place 11 4 7 16 24
Total 3/12 30 10 20 37 72

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
Japan 2017 3rd place 5 4 1 12 10
Total 3/7 15 8 7 30 34

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 7th place 12 6 6 25 21
Poland 2016 8th place 9 4 5 15 22
Brazil 2017 11th place 9 3 6 11 23
Total 5/28 56 25 31 99 119

Nations League[edit]

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

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 15 13
Australia 1991 7th place 7 3 4 11 12
Thailand 1993 5th place 6 3 3 9 10
South Korea 1995 4th place 7 4 3 6 14*
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 Runners-up 8 6 2 20 9
Indonesia 2017 5th place 8 6 2 20 10
Total 17/19 116 75 41
  • Without two First win, Lack of information

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
Indonesia 2018 Champions 5 5 0 15 0
Total 10/16 64 44 20 141 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 6 5 1 16 7
Kazakhstan 2014 4th place 6 4 2 14 9
Thailand 2016 Champions 6 6 0 18 5
Chinese Taipei 2018 Runners-up 5 4 1 14 5
Total 6/6 35 30 5 96 40

Other tournaments[edit]

Results and fixtures[edit]

Previous matches[edit]

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

Forthcoming matches[edit]

Date Competition Location Opponent
21 September 2018 2018 World Championship  Bulgaria  Bulgaria
22 September 2018 2018 World Championship  Bulgaria  Canada
23 September 2018 2018 World Championship  Bulgaria  United States

Team[edit]

Current squad[edit]

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) Poland 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) Iran 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) Italy 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) Turkey 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) Iran 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) Italy 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) Turkey 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) Italy 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) Iran 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) Iran 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) Iran 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) Italy 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) Iran 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) Iran Shams Tehran

Head coaches[edit]

Note: The following list may not be complete.

A Team[edit]

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

Coaching staff[edit]

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

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

B Team[edit]

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

Stadium[edit]

Azadi stadium with Iranian fans

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

Kit providers[edit]

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

Sponsorship[edit]

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

References[edit]

External links[edit]

Notable squads[edit]