Overview

Team profile




Men’s U23 Team; World Championship

The
national Men’s U23 team of Iran has stepped into the World Championship as the
Asian Titlist. This team is composed of the future volleyball players of Iran.
The team is formed to pave the way to 2020 Olympic Games.


The
Men’s U23 team of Iran in both editions of Asian Championship reign the
championship. Iran stood on the fifth and seventh places at World Men’s U23
Volleyball championship. Iranian U23 team will step into the world arena this
time with Juan Cichello. They are intended to achieve a better place with
Argentinean head coach. They have previously represented Iran team in Asian
Senior Men’s Championship. 

Coach

Cichello,Juan Manual

Cichello,Juan Manual

Juan Manuel Cichello 
The player of Boca Juniors and River Plate first coached Villa Maria in Argentinean league and then stepped onto the national level in 2006 with the youth & junior teams of Argentina. He led his youth to the 4th and juniors to the 5th place of the world. With beating the old rival Brazil, he crowned the South American Championship. 
Cichello led the national senior volleyball team of Argentina in 2008 after Jon Uriarte. He accompanied the team as the head coach in American Cup driving the team to the fourth place. Afterwards, this was Javier Weber who took over the national senior team of Argentina.  
Cichello continued his career with the national junior team of Argentina leading the team to the world’s bronze (2009) and silver medal (2011). It was then that the Argentinean Julio Velasco as the head coach of Iran invited him to Iran in 2011 as the analyzer and assistant coach.  
Juan Cichello stood by the national men from 2011 Asian Championship to 2013 World League. He made a major contribution in promoting Molfetta from Serie A2 to A1 in 2012 and led the team in 2013-14 season. The suggestion of Qatar made him leave the world’s top volleyball levels and he set up his career as the head coach of Qatar. 
The multi-national team of Qatar reached to the semifinal of Asian championship finishing the 4th for the first time in their volleyball history thanks to Juan Cichello. In 2016, he signed a two-year contract with Iran Volleyball Federation as the assistant coach of Raul Lozano sharing the joy of qualifying for Olympic Games in Rio where Iran claimed the 5th. 
Cichello takes over the national Volleyball U23 Men’s team of Iran in 2017 and soon after as the Asian champion succeeded to earn the berth for the world championship.

  • Team Manager Nafar Amir Mahdi
  • Assistant coach Tondravan, M.Reza
  • Second Assistant Coach Fatahi Ali
  • Doctor Abarashi Mahdi

Schedule

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Ranking

Rank Matches Result Details Sets Points
Total Won Lost 4-0 4-1 4-2 4-3 3-4 2-4 1-4 0-4 Points Won Lost Ratio Won Lost Ratio
1
Argentina
5 4 1 2 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 13 19 8 2.375 385 316 1.218
2
Russia
5 4 1 3 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 12 19 7 2.714 374 323 1.157
3
Iran
5 4 1 2 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 11 18 8 2.250 379 332 1.141
4
China
5 2 3 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 3 5 8 15 0.533 281 316 0.889
5
Turkey
5 1 4 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 2 4 9 18 0.500 342 384 0.890
6
Algeria
5 0 5 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 3 0 3 20 0.150 259 349 0.742

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