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IRN M: Revelation of last VNL, Amin, refuses to play for army club by which he’d avoid military service

by WoV

There were some loopholes in the story of the Iran Men’s Volleyball National Team member, Amin Esmaeilnejad, and his military service that have been clarified by the player himself.

Amin Esmaeilnejad (Photo: anaj.ir)

The Iran National Team’s newly-born star, Amin, failed to avoid serving his country as an army member. He had a desire to go to play abroad next season following his great performance in the 2022 FIVB Volleyball Nations League and partly in the 2022 FIVB World Championship but wasn’t allowed to by his country’s authorities because he hasn’t completed military service. And, ultimately he was summoned to the army for a year even though the initial idea was that he could play for Gorgan Pass, the Iranian Super League club affiliated with the army. Such a possibility no longer existed later for an unknown reason. Amin is still without am engagement on a club level and prefers to wear the military uniform instead of being forced to play in a low-level team. That’s what he said for the media in Iran.

”I’m a soldier and when I was playing for the national team I was just worried about continuing my military service. Even now, if I have to play for Gorgan Pass, I prefer to wear the military uniform and go to the barracks. We’ve been out of the country for six months and have worked hard. The least the authorities could do was get me to play on the team I wanted. I’m young and not at the end of my career like Saeed Marouf and Seyed Mousavi. I can’t play for free for a year,” Amin stated.

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