Lausanne, Switzerland, April 3, 2019 – FIVB President Dr. Ary S. Graça F° met the interim President of the Iranian Volleyball Federation, Mr. Afshin Davari Lotfabadi, and its International Events Director, Mr. Ghaffar Derakhshandeh, to discuss the development of volleyball in the country as well as the participation of Iran’s national teams at international events.
Men’s volleyball has continued to grow in popularity throughout Iran and, during the visit, the interim president expressed strong interest in hosting the 2021 U21 Men’s Volleyball World Championship.
After the meeting, the FIVB President said:
“It was good to sit down with the interim president and discuss further development of our beloved sport in the country. Iran is already hosting several FIVB events, including a VNL men’s pool. The interest from the Iranian National Federation in staging youth events is another positive sign that our NFs are ready to work for the development of sport.”
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