Carlos Queiroz Names Iran Squad for Friendlies against Tunisia, Algeria
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Iran national football team coach Carlos Queiroz named his 28 men for two friendly matches against Tunisia and Algeria.
Team Melli will play Tunisia on March 23 in the North African country and meet Algeria four days later at the UPC-Arena in Graz, Austria.
The Iranian national football team will open the 2018 World Cup with a match against Morocco in Group B on June 15 and play Spain and Portugal on June 20 and 25.
Goalkeepers: Alireza Beiranvand (Persepolis), Rashid Mazaheri (Zob Ahan), Amir Abedzadeh (Maritimo), Hossein Hosseini (Esteghlal)
Defenders: Jalal Hosseini (Pesepolis), Vouria Ghafouri (Esteghlal), Saeid Aghaei (Sepahan), Milad Mohammadi (Akhmat Grozny), Morteza Pouraliganji (Al Sadd), Ramin Rezaeian (K.V. Oostende), Rouzbeh Cheshmi (Esteghlal), Mohammad Reza Khanzadeh (Padideh), Pejman Montazeri (Esteghlal)
Midfielders: Omid Ebrahimi (Esteghlal), Ehsan Haji Safi (Olympiacos), Saeid Ezatolahi (Amkar Perm), Ali Karimi (Sepahan), Saman Ghoddos (Östersunds FK), Masoud Shojaei (AEK Athens), Ali Gholizadeh (Saipa)
Forwards: Mehdi Taremi (Al Gharafa), Alireza Jahanbakhsh (AZ Alkmaar), Mehdi Torabi (Saipa), Sardar Azmoun (Rubin Kazan), Karim Ansarifard (Olympiacos), Kaveh Rezaei (Charleroi S.C.), Reza Ghoochannejhad (Heerenveen), Vahid Amiri (Persepolis)