Adapted from Rahim Rahimzadeh
Iran’s national volleyball team will have a strong presence in the 2018 FIVB Volleyball Men’s Nations League. They took a trip to Serbia and played to games against the Serbian National Team. Igor Kolakovic, Serbian head coach of the Iran volleyball team, had planned a preparation program for his team in Serbia. On Wednesday morning, (May 16) he started his training camp outside Iran and had fixed two friendly matches with Serbia, the 11th ranked team in the world. Iran’s team left Tehran for Serbia, and arrived at 7 p.m. local time in Kralifo city.
Iran defeated the home team in the first game, 3-1, but lost 3-0 in game two.
After these matches, the Iran team is set to fly to France to play their first game at the Men’s Nations League in front of the host team. It will be a good match, seeing as Iran is ranked 8thand France is ranked 9thin the FIVB ranking table.
On Friday, May 25th, the first game will be played by Australia and Japan in week 1, pool 1 at the Preliminary round of the Men’s Nations league. Itwill continue until Sunday, June 24th in 20 pools.
The Iran team will go to Belgrade after these matches in Paris and have two training days in the city.
Iran will have two matches in week one. The first one will be on May 25th at 8:00 P.M versus the host team of France. The second will be on May 27th at 3:00 P.M against Japan.
In weeks 2, 3, and 4, the Iran team will travel to Argentina, Russia, and the United States, respectively, to face the teams of Argentina, Italy, Canada, China, Brazil, Russia, Poland, Serbia and the United States.
In week 5, Iran will host South Korea, Bulgaria, and Germany in Tehran at the indoor Azadi Stadium. This will mark the end of the preliminary round.
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