Iranian People Live with Volleyball: Milad Ebadipour
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Iran outside hitter Milad Ebadipour says the Iranian people live with volleyball.
Ebadipour, one of the key players on Iran’s roster for the men’s 2019 FIVB Volleyball Nations League, is psyched about the opportunity his team will get to improve on its 10th place finish in 2018.
His optimism is fueled by the fact that Iran will host as many as two pools in the preliminary round of the upcoming second edition of the VNL.
“In my country, almost all people live with volleyball,” the 25-year-old outside spiker told fivb.com ahead of the 2019 VNL kick-off. “For them, life is volleyball. They show a lot of respect for all the players and that is why it is a pleasure to play for the national team.”
Iran will start the 2019 VNL with a match against Italy in Jiangmen, China.
“First, we have to know that we have to win any given match, and then we can think about other things,” he commented.