Overview

Team profile

Iran

Although they still have some way to go, Iran are coninuously 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.
Iran take part in the FIVB Men’s World Grand Champions Cup for the third time the history of the competition, after finishing fifth in 2009 and fourth in 2013.
Iran have featured in the past three FIVB Volleyball Men’s World Championships and were sixth at the 2014 edition in Poland, where a strong Russian side defeated them in the final round. They also defeated Japan to win the gold medal at the Asian Games in Incheon, Korea in 2014. Last month the qualified to the 2018 FIVB World Championship.

Coach

Kolakovic Igor

Kolakovic Igor

After a playing career as a setter with Buducnost Podgorica and Partizan Belgrade, the 52-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 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 this year.

Staff

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

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
Brazil
5 4 1 3 0 1 1 0 0 12 14 5 2.800 446 393 1.134
2
Italy
5 4 1 0 3 1 1 0 0 12 14 8 1.750 509 506 1.005
3
Iran
5 4 1 0 1 3 0 0 1 9 12 10 1.200 501 495 1.012
4
USA
5 2 3 2 0 0 2 1 0 8 11 9 1.222 463 416 1.112
5
France
5 1 4 1 0 0 1 1 2 4 6 12 0.500 410 436 0.940
6
Japan
5 0 5 0 0 0 0 2 3 0 2 15 0.133 335 418 0.801

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