National volleyball team off to Rio

TEHRAN, Jun. 13 (MNA) – Iranian national volleyball players left Tehran for Rio de Janeiro to compete the first week of FIVB Volleyball World League 2016.

Iran’s national volleyball team, which recently snared an Olympic berth at the 2016 Olympic men’s volleyball qualifier in Japan, left Iran for Brazil to start matches at the 2016 FIVB Volleyball World League.

The Iranian outfit comprises Saeid Marouf, Seyyed Mohammad Mousavi, Adel Gholami, Shahram Mahmoudi, Farhad Zarif, Mahdi Marandi, Mojtaba Mirzajanpour, Mahdi Mahdavi, Armin Tashakori, Mostafa Sharifat, Mohammad Javad Manavinejad, Alireza Mobasheri, Hamzeh Zarrini as well as Milad Ebadipour.

National athletes will have a short layover in Doha of Qatar before heading Rio de Janeiro where they will face Brazil on Thursday at 09:40 p.m. Tehran local time.

By Mehr News Agency