1,648,195 km


over 75 million

Known for

Men's volleyball

Iran is a country in western-central Asia. Iran borders Armenia, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan and Russia across the sea, Turkmenistan, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Turkey and Iraq.


Iran's most popular sport is football and notably volleyball. The Iran national football team qualified for the FIFA World Cup in 1978, 1998, 2006, 2014 and 2018, and won at least one Asian Cup. Their only win in the World Cup was a shock 2-1 win over the USA in 1998. They have never advanced past round one.

The Iran men's national volleyball team are one of Asia's most successful volleyball teams, as the team had a mediocre 2014, finishing sixth at the 2014 World Championship and fourth place at the 2014 FIVB Volleyball World League.


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