Three Iranian volleyball athletes were selected as the best blocker, the best setter, the best receiver at the end of the first round of the 2014 FIVB Men’s World Championship in Poland.
Once again strengthening from blocks, Iran's National Volleyball team managed to defeat Belgium 3-1, and booked their ticket for the second round of FIVB Men’s World Championship in Poland.
Iran managed to beat Belgium 3-1 (25-23, 25-15, 21-25, 25-20) on Saturday and secured its ticket for the second round of FIVB Men’s World Championship in Poland.
Iran provided another major hit at FIVB Men’s World Championship in Poland as they claimed their second win in Krakow, this time in a thrilling five-setter over USA by 3-2 (25-23, 25-19, 19-25, 18-25 and 17-15).
The injury sustained by Armin Tashakori on his Iran debut is not serious, according to Iran's Volleyball team physician.
Iran coach Slobodan Kovac named his 14-man squad for the World Championship, while two of the country's icons Alireza Nadi and Hamzeh Zarrini are absent in his list.
Iran volleyball coach Hossein Ma'dani died of liver disease at the age of 43 in Tehran’s Laleh Hospital on Friday. He was diagnosed with lung and liver disease ahead of the 2014 FIVB World League and failed to accompany the team in the competitions, where the Iranian team made the history for the entire Asian continent and finished fourth behind US, Brazil and Italy. The Iranian Volleyball players and many others attended his funeral in Tehran today. [PHOTOS]