Volleyball News

Tehran, Iran, August 21, 2016 –  Iran women’s team head coach Majda Cicic has announced the final roster of for AVC Cup for Women, which is due to take place in Vinh Phuc, Vietnam in September.

The Iranian senior women’s squad have been training intensively in preparation for the 5th Asian Cup for Women and their preparatory camp has already come to an end on August 18, 2016. Taking stages of evaluation into her consideration, Majda Cicic has decided for the pick of the bunch. 

The Iran’s fixtures comprise Negin Shirtari; Soudabeh Bagherpour; Shabnam Alikhani; Zeinab Giveh; Mahsa Saberi; Neda Chamlanian; Maedeh Borhani Isfahani; Mahsa Kadkhoda; Farzaneh Zarei; Negar Kiani; Farnoush Sheikhi and Shokoufeh Safari.

The 5th Asian Cup will be hosted by Vietnam, where only top eight at the last year’s Asian Senior Women’s Championship in Tianjin, China received the AVC’s green light to participate. The top-notch competition is due to be held from September 14 to 20.

In the group round-robin preliminaries,  Iran are in Pool A with hosts Vietnam, Thailand and Chinese Taipei, while Pool B features China, Korea, Japan and Kazakhstan.

The same roster of Iran are to take part in the 2016 Asian Women’s Club Volleyball Championship from September 3 to 11 in the Philippines under the Sarmayeh Bank Club’s banner and then will depart for Vietnam.