In the media guide of world league the teams' ranking is as before, so if this media guide is correct, the news from Russian federation was wrong. (that the number of matches won is more important)
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I agree with you. I hoped that our OHs would transfer to Europe to strengthen their receiving and attacking but they didnt.
Btw, did Ebadipour injure himself earlier? Has he recovered?
he had some minor injuries in the league that he recovered.
no, he quit national team camp because of his wife pregnancy! of course his serve was the best float serve in iran and even maybe in the world, but he wasnt that good at attacking and blocking so kovac was searching for other people in this post, Senobar is a good choice with 210 cm height that could help against teams like Russia.
Can you introduce the squad of Iran NT this year?
Of course, Kovac has selected 17 players for the Finland and Czech friendly matches that I would list them here. I have highlighted people that are most probable to be on the final list.
setters: Saeid Marouf, Mahdi Mahdavi
Liberos: Farhad Zarif, Abdorreza Alizade
OP: Amir Ghafour, Shahram Mahmoudi, Mikail Tajer
OH: Farhad Ghaemi, Milad Ebadipour, Mojtaba Mirzajanpour, Hamzeh Zarini, Arash Keshavarzi
MB: Seyed Musavi, Adel Gholami, Hasan Senobar, Saman Faezi, Reza Abedini
Also Pouria Fayazi and Javad Manavinezhad are now participating U23 Asian championship and one of them may replace Zarini.
Because of Ghafour's injury there are 3 people in the opposite post that he would choose 2 for the game against USA.
Fivb has changed the procedure of team rankings in round robin round. number of matches won is now more important than total points.
With this procedure Iran could have won a bronze medal at 2013 men's grand champions cup!
First day results:
Myanmar 3- Maldives 0
Thailand 3- Saudi Arabia 0
Taiwan 3- Vietnam 0
South Korea 3- Kazakhstan 1
Japan 3- Indonesia 1
A: Iran, Kazakhstan, Kuwait, Chinese Taipei
B: Australia, India, Turkmenistan, Qatar
C: South Korea, Thailand, Pakistan, Oman
D: China, Japan, Sri Lanka, Bahrain
Edit: Saudi Arabia withdrew, so Oman moved to group 3.
18th asian men's championshipo will be held in Tehran from 31 July to 8 August. First 3 teams plus japan will participate in the asian olympics qualification tournament. they have a beautiful logo, I liked it.
Edit: First 3 teams won't go anywhere! First 3 teams of FIVB ranking will participate in the Asian qualifier.
there are rumors that saeed marouf would probably come back to iran and continue his career in shahrdari urmia again.
I have a question, there are rumers that bernardi may go to lube, is it right? Does halk bank want to strengthen its roster and bench for the next year? (instead of juanturena and maybe others)
Halkbank FB said that?
people in iran say he has offers from turkey, italy and 4 teams from poland, but he wants to decide after russian league final. (or announce it after final)
Rumor: Saeid Marouf to Halkbank Ankara ?
Source: FB page
From the news of AVC, they will use AVC championship as Asian Qualification Tournament, but the news from CEV Asian Qualification Tournament will combine with the WOQT.
no, first 3 teams of avc championship + japan will participate in the asian qualification tournament which is combined with world qualification tournament.
eliminating wild card invitation for world cup makes it easier for the stronger teams (Russia, US and poland) to qualify for the olympics.