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Iran and the U.S. sign MOU to boost Volleyball standards

Source: Tehran Times

Iran's Volleyball Federation President, Mohammad Reza Davarzani and his U.S counterpart signed memorandum of understanding in Los Angeles on Monday in order to expand cooperations.

"This would be a good beginning for both parties, improving the U.S. and Iran's Volleyball but also the world's standards," President of Iran's Volleyball Federation, Mohammad Reza Davarzani said.

"This agreement will strength the relations between the two Federations, in addition to boosting the Volleyball standards in both countries," President of U.S. Volleyball Federation Douglas Bill added.

Iran's men national volleyball team is in California for a four-game tour against the U.S. The host defeated Iran 3-1 in the opening match at USC's Galen Center on Saturday night.

Group photo of Iran and US volleyball teams

The remaining three matches are scheduled to be held at the Anaheim Convention Center on Aug. 13, San Diego State on Aug.15 and UC Irvine on Aug.16.

Iran and the U.S. will prepare for the 2014 Volleyball World Championship, which will be held in Poland from 30 August to 21 September 2014.

The two teams also have been drawn in the same group for the 2015 FIVB Volleyball World League.


Schedule of Iran-USA volleyball games in Southern California:

Aug. 13, 2014
7 p.m.
Anaheim Convention Center
Purchase tickets here.

Aug. 15, 2014
7 p.m.
San Diego State University
Purchase tickets through Ticketmaster or SDSU.

Aug. 16, 2014
6 p.m.
New site TBD due to water main break damage
Purchase tickets here.


Related Article:

Photos: Iran-USA volleyball match at USC in Los Angeles

- Olympian Matt Anderson had 23 points and the U.S. men's national team beat Iran 27-25, 25-21, 27-29, 25-17 in the opening match of the USA Volleyball Cup at USC's Galen Center on Saturday night. The series of exhibitions between the two teams are preparation for the upcoming FIVB World Championship later this month in Poland. 8/11/14



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