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The Iranian team arrived in Chicago after a 30-hour flight but was delayed for more four hours.
Director of the Iranian Foreign Ministry’s Department of the Americas, Mohsen Baharvand, protested the U.S. over mistreatment of Iranian players in the airport.
Iran volleyball federation has also lodged a complaint to the International Volleyball Federation (FIVB) over the incident.
The VNL final round will be held in the Credit Union 1 Arena, Chicago, United States from July 10 to 14.
Iran have been drawn with Brazil and Poland in Pool B and hosts the U.S. are pitted against Russia and France in Pool A.
The Iranian team, who are looking for the VNL first medal, will start the competition with a match against powerhouse Poland on July 11.
Team Melli will meet Brazil on July 12.
This will be the first edition of the World League or the Nations League to have the Final Round hosted in North America.
The German, born in Köln, explained to Onefootball that things have changed since she was growing up.
“I started playing when I was three and 24 years ago it wasn’t like it is now,” Doorsoun laughs.
“Nowadays, a lot of girls play in the same teams as boys. But when I was three, four, five, six, that was something different.
“The boys looked at me like, ‘no, what are you doing in our team, we don’t want to play with girls.’ But then I was totally accepted. Now it’s different, sometimes you see five or six girls in a boys team but I was the only one.”
Undeterred by that, it should come as no surprise that she has continued to defy the odds and now finds herself at a World Cup.
Doorsoun played on and off for the Germany youth teams but didn’t make her senior bow for the national team until she was 24. A year on, she was playing at the Euros, where Germany suffered defeat to Denmark in the quarter-finals.
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She's been hailed as Britain's answer to Kim Kardashian so it's no wonder she's been picked for this season of the ITV2 dating show.
With her outrageous style and incredible curves, Anna, 28, is almost certainly going to be a huge hit with the guys this year.
She's convinced they'll love her looks but admits she can be a bit of a drama queen.
Anna says: "I think I’m different to anyone who has been on the show before. I have the whole glam look, I’m fun but at the same time I feel like I have more to me than that.
"I studied hard and I’ve got my masters. I’m a pharmacist and I have a Middle Eastern background...
"My best personality traits are that I’m very kind and emotional, I don’t like to see anyone hurt.
"I’m honest and I say it how it is to people and to their face. I’m affectionate, I love hugs and kisses, especially with a guy.
"But I’m difficult to handle, I’m a drama queen and I overreact."
A HUMAN giant dubbed the “Iranian Hulk” could finally make his MMA debut after being challenged by his Brazilian counterpart.
Sajad Gharibi has become a social media sensation due his enormous physique.
Standing 6'2" tall, Gharibi, 27, weighs in at a whopping 28 stone and has amassed 430,000 followers on Instagram.
And the big Iranian has been looking to cash in on his fame and enter the Octagon but has struggled to find an opponent.
But his prayers look to have been answered by none other than Romario dos Santos Alves, - who is known as the “Brazilian Hulk”.
Romario was a scrawny security man until he hit the gym and with the aid of injections is the proud owner of biceps measuring a staggering 25 inches.
The Brazilian Hulk had no intention of getting it on with his Iranian counterpart.
But the South American has now posted a message on social media calling out Gharibi.
He said: “I'm going to go up to 120 kilos and I'm going to give a message to you, the Iranian Hulk, who is challenging me.
“I'm going to go up to 120 kilos and you're going to go down to 120 kilos.
“I'm going to rip off your head."