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FIVB VOLLEYBALL WORLD LEAGUE
MEDIA GUIDE 2013
The Iran men’s team hopes to continue its climb
to success with its most important achievement –
qualifying for the World League 2013. After a strong
2009,
Iran were runners-up at the 2010 Asian Games
and qualified for the 2012 FIVB World Championship.
Under the direction of coach Julio Velasco, the team
is confident of achieving success in international
tournaments like the World League. The Iran team
is composed of both veterans and younger players,
including several promising players, such as Mohammad
Mousavi, Amir Ghafour, Mirsaeed Marouf and Farhad
Zarif.
COACH
In 2011, Argentine Julio Velasco
was appointed head coach of
the Iran men’s national team.
Velasco, whose coaching career
spans more three decades, has
also coached Italy’s men’s and
women’s national volleyball teams as well as the men’s
national teams of Spain and the Czech Republic. Under
his leadership, Italy’s men’s national team won the FIVB
World Championship (1990,1994), FIVB World League
(1990-1992, 1994, 1995),
World Cup (1995), European
Championship (1989, 1993, 1995), FIVB World Grand
Champions Cup (1993) and a silver medal at the 1996
Olympic Games in Atlanta.
IRAN
FIVB
WORLD
RANKING
14
LAST RESULT
BEST RESULT
POOL
B