Volleyball World League: Iran to face Brazil, Russia in next round

TEHRAN (FNA)- The final round of the FIVB Men’s Volleyball World League will be held from July 16 to 20 in Florence, Italy, and Iran’s national volleyball team will play with Russia and again Brazil.

FIVB Volleyball World League Group 1 Finals, which will be played in Florence, Italy from July 16 to 20, participants: Italy (hosts), Iran (Pool A second), Brazil (Pool A third), USA (Pool B winners), Russia (Pool B second) and the winners of the FIVB Volleyball World League Group 2 Finals.

FIVB Volleyball World League Group 2 Finals will be played in Sydney, Australia from July 12 to 13. The participants will be Australia (hosts), Belgium (Pool C winners), France (Pool D winners), the Netherlands (Pool E winners). The winners will advance to the FIVB Volleyball World League Group 1 Finals.

The national Iranian volleyball team played 12 games in the preliminary round of the International Volleyball Federation (FIVB) 2014 World League, winning six games and losing as many.

The Iranian volleyball athletes in the national team began their performance in FIVB 2014 World League on May 30 with a game versus Italy in that countryˈs Christie City, and played their last preliminary round game on July 5, in Polandˈs Gdansk City, gaining 19 points all together in this round of the league.

The national Iranian volleyball team had a bad beginning and a bad end in this preliminary round of these world competitions, including two defeats versus Italy in the beginning and two defeats in confrontation with Poland at the end, all four in away games.

Italy 3- Iran 0 (25-19, 25-22, and 25-23)


Italy 3-Iran 0 (27-25, 25-18, and 25-22)


Brazil 3- Iran 2 (25-23, 28-30, and 30-28)


Brazil 0- Iran 3 (18-25, 21-25, and 22-25)


Iran 3- Brazil 2 (18-25, 27-25, 20-25, 25-17, and 15-9)


Iran 2-Brazil 3 (19-25, 16-25, 25-23, 25-23, and 10-15)


Iran 3-Italy 0 (25-18, 25-20, and 25-15)


Iran 3, Italy 1 (25-22, 25-19, 19-25, and 25-20)


Iran 3, Poland 1 (23-25, 25-16, 25-11, and 25-19)


Iran 3, Poland 0 (25-22, 25-20, and 25-22)


Poland 3, Iran 1 (17-25, 26-24, 25-23, and 25-23)


Poland 3, Iran 0 (25-23, 25-20, and 25-17)

In its previous performance in the FIVB World League, their first ever presence, under their Head Coach Julio Velasco, they gained the world 9th place, registering an effective and historical presence in the world volleyball competition.

Brazil (9), Italy (8), Russia (3), Cuba, the Netherlands, Poland and USA (all 1) are the seven countries who have won the World League during its previous 24 editions. Serbia and France join as the only countries to have medalled in the past.

By Fars News Agency


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