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Iran
Nickname(s) Team Melli تیم ملی[1]
other nicknames
Association Football Federation of Iran (FFIRI)
Fedrāsion-e Futbāll-e Irān
Confederation AFC (Asia)
Sub-confederation CAFA (Central Asia)
Head coach Carlos Queiroz
Captain Masoud Shojaei
Most caps Javad Nekounam (151)
Top scorer Ali Daei (109)
Home stadium Azadi Stadium (78,116)
FIFA code IRN
First colours
Second colours
FIFA ranking
Current 36 Steady (17 May 2018)
Highest 15 (August 2005[2])
Lowest 122 (May 1996[3])
Elo ranking
Current 21 Steady (20 April 2018)[4]
Highest 15 (May 2005)
Lowest 73 (January 1964)
First international
 Afghanistan 0–0 Iran 
(KabulAfghanistan; 25 August 1941)
Biggest win
 Iran 19–0 Guam 
(TabrizIran; 24 November 2000[5])
Biggest defeat
 Turkey 6–1 Iran 
(IstanbulTurkey; 28 May 1950[6])
 South Korea 5–0 Iran 
(TokyoJapan; 28 May 1958[7])
World Cup
Appearances 5 (first in 1978)
Best result 14th 1978 FIFA World Cup
Asian Cup
Appearances 14 (first in 1968)
Best result Champions: 19681972 and 1976
Olympic Games
Appearances 3 (first in 1968)
Best result Quarter-finals , 1976

 


 

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The following 24 players have been called up for the 2018 FIFA World Cup and friendly matches against Turkey, Greece and Lithuania.


Caps and goals are correct as of: 19 May 2018 after match against Uzbekistan.

# Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1 GK Alireza Beiranvand 21 September 1992 (age 25) 20 0 Iran Persepolis
12 GK Mohammad Rashid Mazaheri 18 May 1989 (age 29) 3 0 Iran Zob Ahan
22 GK Amir Abedzadeh 26 April 1993 (age 25) 1 0 Portugal Marítimo

4 DF Milad Mohammadi 29 September 1993 (age 24) 17 0 Russia Akhmat Grozny
5 DF Rouzbeh Cheshmi 24 July 1993 (age 24) 8 1 Iran Esteghlal
8 DF Morteza Pouraliganji 19 April 1992 (age 26) 25 2 Qatar Al-Sadd
14 DF Mohammad Reza Khanzadeh 11 May 1991 (age 27) 11 1 Iran Padideh
15 DF Pejman Montazeri 6 September 1983 (age 34) 46 1 Iran Esteghlal
19 DF Majid Hosseini 20 June 1996 (age 21) 1 0 Iran Esteghlal
23 DF Ramin Rezaeian 21 March 1990 (age 28) 26 2 Belgium Oostende

3 MF Ehsan Hajsafi 25 February 1990 (age 28) 92 6 Greece Olympiacos
6 MF Saeid Ezatolahi 1 October 1996 (age 21) 25 1 Russia Amkar Perm
7 MF Masoud Shojaei 9 June 1984 (age 33) 72 8 Greece AEK Athens
9 MF Omid Ebrahimi 16 September 1987 (age 30) 28 0 Iran Esteghlal
11 MF Vahid Amiri 2 April 1988 (age 30) 34 1 Iran Persepolis
13 MF Saman Ghoddos 6 September 1993 (age 24) 6 1 Sweden Östersund
18 MF Alireza Jahanbakhsh 11 August 1993 (age 24) 36 4 Netherlands AZ
21 MF Ashkan Dejagah 5 June 1986 (age 31) 44 8 England Nottingham Forest
25 MF Mehdi Torabi 10 September 1994 (age 23) 15 4 Iran Saipa

2 FW Ali Gholizadeh 10 March 1996 (age 22) 2 2 Iran Saipa
10 FW Karim Ansarifard 3 April 1990 (age 28) 62 16 Greece Olympiacos
16 FW Reza Ghoochannejhad 20 September 1987 (age 30) 41 17 Netherlands Heerenveen
17 FW Mehdi Taremi 18 July 1992 (age 25) 24 11 Qatar Al-Gharafa
20 FW Sardar Azmoun 1 January 1995 (age 23) 31 23 Russia Rubin Kazan

Recent call-ups

The following players have been called up for the team in the last 12 months.

Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club Latest call-up
GK Hossein Hosseini 30 June 1992 (age 25) 2 0 Iran Esteghlal 2018 FIFA World Cup PRE, May 2018
GK Hamed Lak 24 November 1990 (age 27) 3 0 Iran Foolad v.  Sierra Leone, 17 March 2018
GK Mohammad Reza Akhbari 15 February 1993 (age 25) 1 0 Iran Saipa Tehran training camp, November 2017
GK Alireza Haghighi 2 May 1988 (age 30) 23 0 Unattached v.  Russia, 10 October 2017

DF Jalal Hosseini 3 February 1982 (age 36) 116 8 Iran Persepolis 2018 FIFA World Cup PRE, May 2018
DF Vouria Ghafouri 20 September 1987 (age 30) 20 0 Iran Esteghlal 2018 FIFA World Cup PRE, May 2018
DF Steven Beitashour 1 February 1987 (age 31) 6 0 United States Los Angeles 2018 FIFA World Cup PRE, May 2018
DF Saeid Aghaei 9 February 1995 (age 23) 5 0 Iran Sepahan 2018 FIFA World Cup PRE, May 2018
DF Mohammad Ansari 23 September 1991 (age 26) 4 0 Iran Persepolis 2018 FIFA World Cup PRE, May 2018
DF Omid Noorafkan 9 April 1997 (age 21) 1 0 Belgium Charleroi 2018 FIFA World Cup PRE, May 2018
DF Hossein Kanaanizadegan 23 March 1994 (age 24) 3 0 Iran Saipa Tehran training camp, November 2017
DF Danial Mahini 25 September 1993 (age 24) 1 0 Iran Saipa Tehran training camp, November 2017
DF Milad Zakipour 23 November 1995 (age 22) 0 0 Iran Esteghlal Tehran training camp, November 2017
DF Ezzatollah Pourghaz 21 March 1987 (age 31) 8 0 Iran Sepahan v.  Syria, 5 September 2017
DF Hossein Mahini 16 September 1986 (age 31) 23 0 Iran Persepolis v.  Uzbekistan, 12 June 2017

MF Ali Karimi 11 February 1994 (age 24) 9 0 Iran Sepahan 2018 FIFA World Cup PRE / INJ, May 2018
MF Soroush Rafiei 24 March 1990 (age 28) 5 0 Qatar Al-Khor 2018 FIFA World Cup PRE, May 2018
MF Ahmad Abdollahzadeh 6 May 1993 (age 25) 4 0 Iran Foolad 2018 FIFA World Cup PRE, May 2018
MF Kamal Kamyabinia 18 January 1989 (age 29) 5 1 Iran Persepolis v.  Sierra Leone, 17 March 2018
MF Akbar Imani 21 March 1992 (age 26) 3 0 Iran Zob Ahan v.  Venezuela, 13 November 2017
MF Farshid Esmaeili 23 February 1994 (age 24) 0 0 Iran Esteghlal Tehran training camp, November 2017
MF Morteza Tabrizi 6 January 1991 (age 27) 0 0 Iran Zob Ahan Tehran training camp, November 2017
MF Ehsan Pahlavan 25 July 1993 (age 24) 1 0 Iran Tractor Sazi v.  Montenegro, 4 June 2017

FW Kaveh Rezaei 5 April 1992 (age 26) 9 1 Belgium Charleroi 2018 FIFA World Cup PRE, May 2018
FW Ali Alipour 23 September 1994 (age 23) 1 0 Iran Persepolis v.  Sierra Leone, 17 March 2018
FW Sasan Ansari 4 May 1991 (age 27) 0 0 Iran Sepahan Tehran training camp, November 2017
Notes
  • INJ Player withdrawn from the squad due to an injury.
  • PRE Preliminary squad.
  • RC Player suspended for yellow or red card accumulation.
  • RET Player retired from the national team.
  • SUS Player suspended.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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