Queiroz names squad for FIFA World Cup qualifier

TEHRAN, Aug. 28 (MNA) – The manager of Iran’s national football team called up 25 players for the match against Qatar at Preliminary Round 3 of the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia Asian Qualifiers.

Earlier in April, the Iranian squad was seeded against South Korea, Uzbekistan, Syria, Qatar and China in group A of the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia Asian Qualifiers Final Round following the official draw which took place in Kuala Lumpur.

In the first encounter to take place on Thursday September 01, the Persian Cheetahs are scheduled to take on Qatari rivals in Tehran’s Azadi Sports Complex.

Accordingly, Carlos Queiroz, Portuguese manager of Iran's national football team, released a roster of players for the match against the Arab team.

Alireza Haghighi, Alireza Beiranvand, Mohammadreza Akhbari, Seyed Jalal Hosseini, Pejman Montazeri, Morteza Pourali Ganji, Ehsan Hajisafi, Ramin Rezaeian, Pouria Ghafouri, Saeid Aghaei, Omid Ebrahimi, Mohammad Ansari, Andranik Teimourian, Darioush Shojaeian, Ashkan Dejagah, Mehdi Torabi, Vahid Amiri, Mehdi Taromi, Karim Ansarifard and Masoud Shojaei have been invited by Carlos Queiroz for the forthcoming qualifier match.

Meanwhile, Sardar Azmoun, Saeid Ezatolahi, Alireza Jahanbakhsh as well as Milad Mohammadi, who are all playing for foreign clubs will join Iran’s national football outfit before Thursday.

A total of 25 Iranian players have recently returned from a preparatory trip to Italy while they are still getting ready for the qualifier encounter to take place in Tehran.


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