Team profile


Although they still have some way to go, Iran are on the rise and can present a good challenge to the world’s elite teams. They have made rapid improvement in recent seasons and last year they had an impressive World League campaign, culminating in a fourthplace finish in Group 1 following a straight-sets defeat against their Italian hosts in the bronze medal match. That was followed up by a sixth-place finish at the 2014 World Championship where they were defeated by a strong Russian side. Iran became Asian champions for a second time in 2013, having made the breakthrough in 2011. They also finished fourth - earning welcome international exposure in the process - at the 2013 World Grand Champions Cup, ahead of teams such as the United States and Japan. They will be hoping to pick up where they left off in 2014 when they defeated Japan to win the gold medal at the Asian Games in Incheon, Korea.

The history of volleyball in Iran dates back to the early 1920s when it was played at colleges. The national team made their competitive debut in the 1950s. While they have yet to qualify for an Olympic Games, their ascent is undeniable. They have featured in the past three World Championships and at the most recent World Cup in 2011, ending a 20-year absence from the latter.


Kovac Slobodan

Kovac Slobodan

The Serbian 48-year-old coach of Iran recorded the 4th place of the 2014World League, the 6thof the World Cup and the gold medal of the 2014 Asian Championship as the gloriesof his first coaching year with Iran.As a player,Kovac could achieve colorful medals in Olympic,World and European Championships. He was also titled the best coach of the Super League twice in Serbian League and twice in the Italian series A since 2008. He also became the best sports coach of Iran in 2014 to add prominence to his vivid achievements.Thisskilled and virtuous man is seeking to arrange the Iranian volleyball men to bring new triumphs in the World League, Asian Championship, World Cup and Olympic Qualification Games in 2015 so that they can attain the most important goal qualifying for the Olympic Games of Rio in 2016.


  • Team Manager Khoshkhabar Amir
  • Assistant coach Prakljacic Slobodan
  • Second Assistant Coach Mohammadi Rad Rahman
  • Doctor Afroozi Siyamak





Rank Teams Matches Result Details Sets Points
Total Won Lost 3-0 3-1 3-2 2-3 1-3 0-3 Points Won Lost Ratio Won Lost Ratio
12 9 3 2 6 1 1 0 2 27 29 17 1.705 1071 992 1.079
12 8 4 1 3 4 2 2 0 22 30 23 1.304 1179 1138 1.036
12 6 6 4 1 1 1 5 0 18 25 21 1.190 1031 1021 1.009
12 1 11 0 1 0 2 4 5 5 11 34 0.323 946 1076 0.879