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Kish Island Open 2016 | 15 - 19 February 2016

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Busy Barbosa relishing Kish Island Open for hosts




Kish Island, Iran, February 8, 2016 – Iran have become one of the world’s top volleyball teams in recent years, but the country are now looking to replicate that success on the sand, starting at the FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour 2016 Kish Island Open.

Recently-appointed beach volleyball head coach Luciano Barbosa, who joined the programme in late January this year, is hoping to use the country’s first ever FIVB beach volleyball event as a chance to accelerate development of the sport in the country.

"We’ve been trying to do everything possible to make the teams from Iran play the best in the competition," said Barbosa.

"My target is for the future," he added. "I hope to open the door for beach volleyball in Iran with this competition and show the people this sport. I hope in the future that beach volleyball can have the same popularity as volleyball here in Iran."


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