Carlos Queiroz Names Iran Squad for Syria World Cup Player
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Iranian national football team's head coach Carlos Queiroz announced his 23-man squad for the 2018 World Cup qualifier against Syria.
Team Melli will meet Syria on November 15 at the Tuanku Abdul Rahman Stadium in Seremban,, Malaysia.
Queiroz’s men will play Papua New Guinea in a friendly on November 11.
Iran tops Group A with 10 points.
The top two in each group reach the 2018 finals with the two third-placed sides meeting over two legs for the chance to face a CONCACAF team in a final playoff for a ticket to Russia.
Goalkeepers: Mohammadreza Akhbari, Rashid Mazaheri, Sosha Makani
Defenders: Ramin Rezaeian, Hossein Mahini, Pejman Montazeri, Morteza Pouraliganji,Jalal Hosseini, Ezzatollah Pourghaz, Mohammad Ansari, Milad Mohammadi
Midfielders: Ali Karimi, Saeid Ezzatollahi, Omid Ebrahimi, Alireza Jahanbakhsh, Mehdi Torabi, Ashkan Dejagah, Masoud Shojaei, Vahid Amiri, Kamal Kamyabinia
Strikers: Mehdi Taremi, Reza Ghoochannejhad, Karim Ansarifard