The Iranian team lost to the Japanese team in the first game. The host of this year’s Olympic Games unexpectedly defeated them by 3:0 (25-19, 25-22, 26-24). However, Vladimir Alekna players not only have to worry about issues related to their form of sport.
Three Iranian volleyball players are sick and are awaiting the results of PCR tests to confirm whether they are infected with the coronavirus. The usual tests are not enough-they were negative, but Mohammad Reza Hazratpour and Saeid Marouf both had fevers, and Reza Abedini had a cold.
As a result, all three were separated and retested by PCR. The Iranian Football Association will announce their results soon, but they already know that these players should not play against Russia on Saturday, which was confirmed by head coach Vladimir Alekno.
The players from Iran, like the Poles, had been vaccinated, but later, despite safety measures, one of the players tested positive for the coronavirus. This situation may worry the Polish staff. They found themselves in the room opposite the Iranian national team on the first floor and corridor of the Cervia Hotel where they lived during the League of Nations.
-When we arrived, we were told that we had a whole floor available. So we started to install everything we needed. Suddenly, four hours later, Iran appeared and occupied the previously vacant room. Of course, I turned to the FIVB for help. I… expressed a bit, but I had to express my concerns. If something happens between Poland and Iran next month, it will be the fault of the FIVB. They created a situation where even I can predict that there might be problems. The FIVB has pledged to find a solution. They are scheduled to hand over on Wednesday. I have nothing to do, but I believe something can be invented-comment on VTV Heynen living with Iranians on TVP Sport a few days ago. Our information shows that the federation has not yet complied with the Belgian requirements.
In the event of a coronavirus infection-at least according to the rules of the League of Nations bubble in February-there should be no mass quarantine and quarantine of everyone around the infected person. Questions will only involve those who may have the closest and direct contact with them, not everyone who lives next door, or even incomplete statements. The problem is that it is safer not to live in front of players who are not sure about their health. Their history of direct matches with the Poles is very difficult.