Iran volleyball team defeats Poland in friendly match

May 25, 2016

The Iranian volleyball team beat Poland 3-1 (23-25, 25-21, 25-21, 25-19) in a friendly match in Tokyo, Japan on Wednesday.

Raul Lozano’s men had defeated China 3-2 on Sunday.

The friendly matches are as part of Iran’s preparation for the World Olympic Qualification Tournament in Tokyo, Japan.

Iran will open the campaign with a match against Australia on Saturday.

“I am satisfied with the way our players did against Poland; however we know there are so many difficult matches ahead of us,” Iran coach Raul Lozano said.

“We are ready to fight for a place in the Olympics and will do our best in the competition,” the Argentine added.

The men’s tournament will see Japan welcome the top three ranked teams in Asia according to the FIVB men’s world ranking – Australia, China and Iran.

Joining them will be France and Poland, who claimed second and third place at the European Olympic Qualification Tournament in 2015, Venezuela, who ranked second at the South American Olympic Qualification Tournament and Canada who finished as runner-up at the NORCECA Olympic Qualification Tournament.

The top ranked Asian team and the top three ranked teams from each tournament will all claim a ticket to the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. If an Asian team is ranked among the top three, then the next ranked team will qualify.



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