Overview

Team profile

Iran

Although 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 four FIVB Men's World Championships and were sixth at the 2014 edition in Poland, where a strong Russian side defeated them in the final round, before dropping to 13th in 2018. They also won gold at the last two consecutive Asian Games in 2014 and 2018.
In the 2017 FIVB Volleyball World League, Iran finished 3-6 for 11th place and last year ranked 10th on a 7-8 record in the inauguaral FIVB Volleyball Nations League.

Coach

Igor Kolakovic

Igor Kolakovic

After a playing career as a setter with Buducnost Podgorica and Partizan Belgrade, the 54-year-old 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 the 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 in 2017, leading the side to bronze at that year's FIVB Grand Champions Cup.

Staff

  • Team Manager Amir Khoshkhabar
  • Assistant coach Akbari Peyman
  • 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
Poland
2 2 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 5 6 3 2.000 205 188 1.090
2
Brazil
2 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 3 5 5 1.000 212 213 0.995
3
Iran
2 0 2 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 3 6 0.500 189 205 0.921

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