TEHRAN (FNA)- 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.
Mir Saeed Ma’roof, Mehdi Mahdavi, Seyed Mohammad Moussavi, Adel Gholami, Armin Tashakori, Saman Faezi, Shahram Mahmoudi, Farhad Zarif, Amir Ghafour, Abdolreza Alizadeh, Farhad Ghaemi, Pourya Fayyazi, Milad Ebadi Pour and Mojtaba Mirza-Janpour have been called by Covac to joint the camp for the 2014 FIVB Volleyball Men’s World Championship to be held in Poland from 30 August to 21 September 2014.
The national Iranian volleyball team with its former Argentinean Head Coach Julio Velasco attended the FIVB World League for the first time in 2013 and ranked 9th.
Brazil (9 times), Italy (8 times), Russia (3 times), Cuba (once), the Netherlands (once), Poland (once) and the US (twice) are the seven countries which have won the World League during its previous 24 editions. Serbia and France join as the only countries to have medaled in the past.
Iran will play their opening match against Italy on 31 August.
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