2018 FIFA World Cup: Iran

Wednesday 7th February 2018 2018 fifa world cup: iran
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Iran national football team made its first appearance in the 1978 FIFA World cup hosted by Argentina. Making a total of five appearances in World Cup, with the recent one being in 2018, Iran football team the highest ranking team in Asia. As of 18 January 2018, Iran is in the 34th position of FIFA ranking.

Caption: Iran's squad in the 1978 FIFA World Cup

Picture credit: parstimes.com

During the 1980s, Iran didn’t participate in World Cup competitions due to the Iran-Iraq war. After 20 years, Iran qualified for the 1998 World Cup hosted by France. Iran became victorious for the first time in the second game beating the United States with a score of 2-1. The Iranian football team made its third appearance on the world football stage in 2006 FIFA world cup hosted by Germany. In November 2006, Iran was suspended by FIFA and the ban lasted for a month. Iranian team was seen again in the 2014 FIFA world cup in Brazil. Coached by the current head coach Carlos Queiroz, the current Iran national football team has 26 players.

Caption: Coach Queiroz with Captain Ashkan Dejagah and Karim Ansarifard

Picture credit: Wikimedia.org

The details of players where called up for the match against Panama and Venezuela area as follows:

Jersey  number

Position

Player

Date of birth

Goals

1

Goalkeeper

Alireza Beiranvand

21 September 1992

0

12

Goalkeeper

Mohammad Rashid mazaheri

18 May 1989

0

22

Goalkeeper

Amir Abedzadeh

26 April 1993

0

2

Defender

Vouria Ghafouri

20 September 1987

0

4

Defender

Jalal Hosseini

3 February 1982

8

5

Defender

Milad Mohammadi

29 September 1993

0

8

Defender

Morteza Pouraliganji

19 april 1992

2

13

Defender

Rouzbeh Chesmi

24 July 1993

0

23

Defender

Ramin Rezaeian

21 March 1990

2

24

Defender

Saeid Aghaei

9 February 1995

0

3

Midfielder

Ehsan Hajsafi

25 February 1990

6

6

Midfielder

Saeid Ezatolahi

1 October 1996

1

7

Midfielder

Saman Ghoddos

6 September 1993

1

9

Midfielder

Omid Ebrahimi

16 September 1987

0

11

Midfielder

Vahid Amiri

2 April 1988

1

14

Midfielder

Ali Karimi

11 February 1994

0

15

Midfielder

Akbar Imani

21 March 1992

0

18

Midfielder

Alireza Jahanbakhsh

11 August 1993

4

21

Midfielder

Ashkan Dejagah (captain)

5 June 1986

8

25

Midfielder

Ahmad Abdollahzadeh

6 May 1993

0

26

Midfielder

Mehdi Torabi

10 September 1994

4

10

Forward

Karim Ansarifard

3 April 1990

16

16

Forward

Reza Ghoochannejhad

20 September 1987

17

17

Forward

Mehdi Taremi

18 July 1992

10

19

Forward

Kaveh Rezaei

5 April 1992

0

20

Forward

Sardar Azmoun

1 January 1995

22

Besides the current squad, more than 20 players have been called in the last 12 months for the team.

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