2016 Asian Men’s Cup Volleyball Championship
Iran B team on track for the 4th medal in AVC Cup
The 5th AVC Men’s Cup will commence from 22 to 28 September welcoming the top eight participating teams. Iran B team is thinking of their fourth Asian medal.
As the Public Relations of Volleyball Federation reported, Iran as the most honorable team in AVC Men’s Cup (2 gold & 1 silver medal) is targeting his fourth medal in 2016.
China (1 gold, 1 silver, 1 bronze), and South Korea (1 gold, 1 silver) are the next top teams of Asia. The 4th to 6th place goes to India (1 silver, 1 bronze), Japan (1 bronze), and Kazakhstan (1 bronze) afterwards.
The 1st AVC Cup took place in Thailand. This is regarded as the most significant one in 2008 when the top Asian teams stepped into the court with their main players. Coach Hossein Madani – rest in peace – conquered the championship sealing the first gold medal of Iran ever in Asia. South Korea, China, and Japan were respectively the other winners.
The 2nd AVC Cup was held in Urmia (Iran) in 2010 when the hosts won the championship with the late Hossein Madani. China, India, and Taiwan have taken the next places respectively.
In the third edition of AVC Cup in China, Iran B team found his way up to the final and fell short of China and obtained vice-championship with Coach Mohammad Vakili. Japan and India were placed in the third and fourth ranks.
The last-time AVC Cup took place in Kazakhstan, Almaty wherein South Korea stood on the podium in 2004 followed by India and the hosts Kazakhstan. The national B team of Iran coaching by Mr. Peyman Akbari earned the fourth berth in 4th AVC Cup.
The 5th AVC Men’s Cup will be held in Nakhon Pathom and this is the second time Thailand is taking the hosting hence.
The top eight team of Asia will compete against each other within two pools at preliminary round which are as A) Thailand (host), China, Qatar, South Korea and B) Japan, Iran, Australia, and Chinese Taipei.
Australia, China, Iran, Japan, and South Korea made their participation in all the previous episodes in AVC Cup. Thailand is experiencing the 3rd attendance while Qatar and Chinese Taipei is making their first presence.