Iran Volleyball Team Heads to World Olympic Qualification Tournament
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Iranian national volleyball team left Tehran Friday night for Tokyo, Japan to take part at the World Olympic Qualification Tournament.
Raul Lozano’s team traveled to Japan with 16 players.
The Iranian team will face China and Poland on May 22 and May 25 respectively as part of preparations ahead of the Olympic qualification.
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.