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IRI M: Iran’s Volleyball Team Faces Olympic Setback; Eyes Return of Star Players

by WoV

In a challenging qualification journey for the 2024 Olympic Games, Iran’s national volleyball team couldn’t cement their position among the world’s elite teams. After suffering six defeats in seven matches, Team Iran finished seventh out of eight teams in Pool A of the Olympic Qualifiers in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Saeid Marouf (4) – Photo: Volleyball World

Despite losses to countries like Germany, Ukraine, Czech Republic, Italy, Brazil, and Cuba, they managed a victory over Qatar. The recent performance has raised eyebrows, and the federation is keen on reinvigorating the squad.

With an aim to revive their Olympic hopes, Iran volleyball federation’s top brass is considering reintroducing some iconic players to the squad. Notably, the return of ex-captain Saeid Marouf and Amir Ghafour is rumored.

After the resignation of Iran’s national volleyball team’s head coach, Behrouz Ataei, the Iranian Volleyball Federation is on the hunt for a new head coach for a 5-year tenure. The Federation is eyeing some of the most prominent figures in the global volleyball scene to lead the national team.

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