Sardar Azmoun back to his hometown
He is the son of Khalil Azmoun, a former national volleyball team player who has coached several volleyball teams, such as Golgohar Sirjan and Javaheri Gonbad VC. Azmoun decided to retire from International football at the age of 23 just after 2018 World Cup exit due to heavy criticism he faced from fans, as the criticism caused his mother’s illness to worsen. As a result, Azmoun chose to retire to be by his mother’s side. He has returned to the team after taking this break.