Even without ghafoor Iran should still be a class above rest of Asia altho we hadnt lost a set all tournament Korea really did give us trouble today, the final tmw should be much easier.
Brazil eventually won 3x1. It could have been 3x0
Iran actually Won another set when video challenge changed everything n instead ended up losing the set after Brazil made a 3 point come back. Had it not been for the video challenge iran could’ve won 3-1 even in The final set Brazil came back at the end n barely won. Future looks better for iran after our youth teams became world champs in 2 different age categories this year.
Iran’s 2nd team is beating Brazil’s main squad
Just as expected once Iran finally woke up Cuba had no chance.
Iran will now comeback and win this
After winning the world U19s Iran is now U21 world champs defeating Italy in final. The future is bright
Iran on top of the standings after the first week 💪🏼 Im pretty sure we will make the final 6 since we will be hosting 2 rounds in Iran where we almost never lose.
Iran finally for the first time this competition played to our level as the kings of Asia an easy 3-0 win against china last set 25-15.
Iran looked very unmotivated in the first game against france and also in the 3-0 victory over the aussies and the first 2 sets against japan but now they finally look a little motivated and Im sure will make a comeback and beat Japan like expected.
Iran beat Serbia today 3-1 in the first of the 2 friendlies games in Serbia.
So Iran finished the tournament like it had started it with a 3-0 victory this time over China to finish in 5th place. It's a shame we could have been champions had we focused more n not let all the games go to 5 sets and in process tiring ourselves out , we only had 2 3-2 loses this tournament against the two finalists Cuba and poland.
Unbelievable for the 6th consecutive game Irans game goes to 5 sets.
Crazy all of Irans games except the first game which Iran beat italy 3-0 have gone to 5 sets, and now against Poland it goes to the 5th set again, so the semi finalists are Russia Brazil Poland and either Iran or Cuba depending on who wins the 5th set between Iran and Poland.
Italy jus ost to Iran 3-0. Iran had good reception and managed also to defend and block well the italian attackers. Italy with some mistakes too much.
Anyway... to me every on every iranian serve there was veil fault: all the other players were right in front of the server, in order to hide him!
After beating Italy, Iran also beat Ukraine and Argentina to top the group. The top 8 teams in the next round are divided in 2 pools,
top 2 from each pool move on to semi finals:
I predict the top 4 to be Iran China Brazil Russia
Iran are heavy 7 to 1 favorites against Australia according to betting websites. Iran and Australia have faced each other 3 times in Olympic qualifiers before today's match, in 2004 and 2008 Olympic qualifiers Iran won 3-0 and in 2012 qualifiers Australia won 3-1.
Iran played 2 friendly games in Japan before the start of the OQs
tournament with 2 other fellow teams who will participate in the same
In the first game Iran defeated China 3-2 using mostly
her second squad and in the second game which just finished hours ago
Iran defeated Poland 3-1 (23-25, 25-21, 25-21, 25-19) I watched the game
live and it looked anything but friendly, both teams were using their
first squad players until the last set.
Iran is very eager and confident to prove themselves not only by qualifying for the olympics after narrowly missing out by finishing 3rd in the same tournament last time due to just 1 point but also to medal at the olympics this time around.
Iran played 2 friendly games in Japan before the start of the OQs tournament with 2 other fellow teams who will participate in the same tournament.
In the first game Iran defeated China 3-2 using mostly her second squad and in the second game which just finished hours ago Iran defeated Poland 3-1 (23-25, 25-21, 25-21, 25-19) I watched the game live and it looked anything but friendly, both teams were using their first squad players until the last set.