Overview

Team profile

Iran

Although they still have some way to go, the Iranian men’s team have been on the rise in recent few years, this includes their first-ever appearance in the World League finals in 2014, which ended in a fourth place finish after a loss to Italy in the bronze medal match, as well as their Olympic debut at the Rio 2016 Games, where they finished fifth.
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 year amongst the world’s most elite teams.
Iran have featured in the FIVB Volleyball World Championship for the past three years and finished sixth at the 2014 edition in Poland, where a strong Russian side defeated them in the final round. They have also enjoyed recent continental success, defeating Japan in 2014 to win the gold medal at the Asian Games in Incheon, Korea.
In the 2016 FIVB Volleyball World League, Iran finished with a 4-5 record, failing to make the Final Six in Krakow and in 2017 they only managed a 3-6 record, resulting in an eleventh place finish in Group 1.

Coach

Kolakovic, Igor

Kolakovic, Igor

After a playing career as a setter with Buducnost Podgorica and Partizan Belgrade, the 53-year-old Montenegrin, Igor Kolakovic, moved on to coaching. He began his coaching career with Buducnost and then took charge of the men's National Team of Serbia, whom he led to silver medals at the 2008 and 2009 FIVB World Leagues, followed by bronze in 2010. He also guided Serbia to a bronze at the 2010 FIVB World Championships and then won the European Championships title the following 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 as coach of the men's National Team of Iran last year. He led the side to bronze at the 2017 FIVB Grand Champions Cup.

Staff

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

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
France
15 12 3 7 3 2 1 0 2 35 38 16 2.375 1295 1140 1.135
2
Russia
15 11 4 9 2 0 1 1 2 34 36 14 2.571 1191 1096 1.086
3
USA
15 11 4 6 3 2 2 0 2 33 37 19 1.947 1294 1183 1.093
4
Serbia
15 11 4 3 4 4 0 0 4 29 33 24 1.375 1289 1255 1.027
5
Brazil
15 10 5 6 2 2 2 0 3 30 34 21 1.619 1280 1213 1.055
6
Poland
15 10 5 7 2 1 0 2 3 29 32 19 1.684 1221 1124 1.086
7
Canada
15 8 7 5 3 0 1 3 3 25 29 24 1.208 1219 1227 0.993
8
Italy
15 8 7 3 3 2 2 2 3 24 30 28 1.071 1315 1296 1.014
9
Germany
15 7 8 2 4 1 3 2 3 23 29 30 0.966 1299 1307 0.993
10
Iran
15 7 8 3 2 2 2 4 2 21 29 30 0.966 1355 1344 1.008
11
Bulgaria
15 6 9 2 1 3 2 4 3 17 26 34 0.764 1288 1351 0.953
12
Japan
15 6 9 0 2 4 1 3 5 15 23 37 0.621 1301 1374 0.946
13
Australia
15 5 10 1 3 1 1 4 5 15 21 35 0.600 1236 1340 0.922
14
Argentina
15 4 11 3 1 0 3 5 3 15 23 34 0.676 1270 1326 0.957
15
China
15 3 12 1 1 1 1 4 7 9 15 39 0.384 1173 1291 0.908
16
Korea
15 1 14 1 0 0 3 2 9 6 11 42 0.261 1108 1267 0.874

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