Iran names 27-player squad for 2021 VNL

March 26, 2021 - 0:32

TEHRAN – Iran volleyball federation has named a 27-man team for the 2021 Volleyball Nations League.

The 2020 edition of the VNL was cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Sixteen men's teams and 16 women's teams are scheduled to compete.

Each will play 15 matches in the round-robin phase, with the top four teams then proceeding to the finals - a departure from the usual six.

Iran Squad

Opposites: Amir Ghafour, Saber Kazemi, Porya Yali, Bardia Saadat, Amin Esmaeilnezhad

Outsides: Milad Ebadipour, Porya Fayazi, Meysam Salehi, Salim Chaparli, Amirhossein Esfandiar, Mohammadjavad Manavinezhad, Morteza Sharifi, Esmaeil Mosafer

Middles: Mohammad Mousavi, Masoud Gholami, Ali Shafiei, Aliasghar Mojarrad, Amirhossein Toukhteh, Reza Abedini, Mehran Feyz Emamdoost

Setters: Saeid Marouf, Mohammadtaher Vadi, Javad Karimi, Ali Ramezani

Liberos: Mohammadreza Hazratpour, Mehdi Marandi, Arman Salehi

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