Overview

Team profile

Iran

The Iranian men's team continues to rise after impressive performances in recent 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.
At this year's inaugural FIVB Volleyball Nations League Iran ranked 10th, following a 7-8 record in pool play.
Iran have featured in the FIVB Volleyball World Championship for the past three years, finishing 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 3-1 in 2014 to win gold at the Asian Games in Incheon.
At the Asian Championships Iran have struck gold twice. The first of these was at home in Tehran in 2011, with a rousing 3-1 victory over China in the final. Two years later in Dubai, Iran retained its titles with a straight sets win against Korea. 

Coach

Kolakovic, Igor

Kolakovic, Igor

After a playing career as a setter with Buducnost Podgorica and Partizan Belgrade, the 53-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 last year, leading 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
  • Physiotherapist Ahmadi, Mehdi

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
USA
8 8 0 4 2 2 0 0 0 22 24 6 4.000 704 585 1.203
2
Canada
8 5 3 2 1 2 0 3 0 13 18 14 1.285 712 694 1.025
3
Bulgaria
8 4 4 4 0 0 1 2 1 13 16 12 1.333 625 617 1.012
4
Iran
8 4 4 1 2 1 1 0 3 12 14 16 0.875 674 664 1.015

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