The matches will help both teams prepare for the 2014 FIVB Men’s World Championship on Aug. 30-Sept. 21 in Poland. The USA Men are ranked No. 4 in the world while Iran is ranked No. 12, but is on the move. Iran is the two time Asian zonal champion
On Aug. 9, the two teams will play at 7 p.m. at the Galen Center on the campus of the University of Southern California. (Get tickets)
On Aug. 13, they will play at 7 p.m. at the Anaheim Convention Center. (Get tickets)
On Aug. 16, they will face each other at 7 p.m. at Pauley Pavilion at UCLA. (Get tickets)
The U.S. Men, ranked No. 4 in the world by the FIVB, will be looking for a measure of revenge against Iran after losing to the Asian continental champions at the 2013 FIVB Grand Champions Cup, 28-26, 19-25, 19-25, 27-25, 18-16. The United States has a 2-1 record against Iran since 1980.
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