TEHRAN, Mar. 16 (MNA) – National volleyball team roster has been released for the sports camp preparing for 1st World Qualifier in Japan.
The volleyball tournaments at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro will be played between 6 and 21 August while 24 volleyball teams and 48 beach volleyball teams, total 386 athletes, will participate in the tournament.
The qualification for the 2016 Men’s Olympic volleyball tournament is held from 8 September 2015 to 6 June 2016.
As one of the last qualifying events, Asian Qualifier as well as the 1st World Qualifier will convene from 28 May to 5 June 2016, Tokyo of Japan.
Accordingly, the technical staff of the national volleyball team has announced names of 32 players to participate in the training camp before the Rio Olympics qualifiers.
The names of the selected senior Iranian athletes are as follow:
Setters: Saeid Marouf, Mahdi Mahdavi, Alireza Behboudi, Mohammad Tahervadi, Ali Noduzpour
Hitters: Shahram Mahmoudi, Amir Ghafour, Mikhail Tajer, Javad Hosseinabadi, Amin Alavi
Liberos: Farhad Zarif, Mahdi Marandi, Mohammad Reza Moazen, Mostafa Heidari
Attackers: Mohammad Mousavi Araghi, Adel Gholami, Armin Tashakori, Mostafa Sharifat, Saman Faezi, Masoud Gholami, Mahdi Ranjbar, Ali Shafiei, Mohammad Fallah.
Defensive Specialists: Hamzeh Zarini, Milad Ebadipour, Farhad Ghaemi, Farhad Nazari Afshar, Alireza Mobasheri, Rahman Davoudi, Mojtaba Mirzajanpour, Mohammad Javad Manavinejad, Mojtab Shaban.