Iran have been leaving their mark on the FIVB Volleyball Nations League rising from 10th place in the inaugural edition of 2018 to advancing to making the Final Six and finishing 5th in 2019.
And now they're looking to move things up a bit as they aim for a spot in the last four when the competition returns next month with its third edition at the Italian Adriatic resort of Rimini.
Emir Ghafour was the top scorer overall of the 2019 VNL with a total of 249 points - but the question is can Russian legendary coach Vladimir Alekno, who took over the side this year, transform Iran?
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FIVB Volleyball Nations League