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Iran, U.S. agreement will enhance capacities of volleyball, the U.S. Volleyball CEO Beal says
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c_330_235_16777215_0___images_stories_edim_09-3(25).jpgThe U.S. Volleyball CEO Doug Beal said that cooperation agreement with the Iranian volleyball federation will enhance the capacities of volleyball.
 
The U.S. and Iran volleyball federations signed a historic agreement of bilateral cooperation on Monday. 
 
"This agreement will enhance the capacities of volleyball, technically and scientifically, in both countries, and will improve the standards of volleyball at the world level," Beal said. 
 
 “We are excited to have the Iranian Men’s Volleyball Team as our guests in the United States. This agreement formalizes the already strong relationship between our two federations and lays a foundation for us to build on.
 
“This exchange promotes sport and understanding, allowing the athletes from each country to know each other both as competitors on the court, as well as establish a relationship with each other off the court. Sport is a powerful vehicle to improve understanding and mutual respect, and we are sure there will be follow up opportunities in the years ahead to further develop these exchanges in each country,” he added. 
 
Iran lost to the U.S. 3-1 in a friendly on Sunday. Slobodan Kovac’s men will play three more friendlies with the U.S. in the four-match series. 
 
Iran is in Pool D along with Italy, the U.S., France, Belgium, Puerto Rico in the 2014 FIVB World Championship on Aug. 30-Sept. 21 in Poland, according to Teamusa.org. 
 
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