|Iran names 27 players for Asian Cup qualifier||
TEHRAN - Iran football coach Carlos Queiroz has invited 27 players to the team for the match against Thailand in the AFC Asian Cup qualifiers.
San Jose Earthquakes defender Steven Beitashour was a surprise addition to Carlos Queiroz’s roster for the Asian Cup qualifier against Thailand.
Bundesliga goalkeeper Daniel Davari and Fulham midfielder Ashkan Dejagah have been invited to the team despite injuries.
Ira will face Thailand on October 15 in Tehran’s Azadi Stadium.
Iran has already qualified for the World Cup and is the second-ranked team in Asia in the latest FIFA rankings.
Rahman Ahmadi (Sepahan Esfahan), Hamed Lak (Tractor Sazi), Daniel Davari (Eintracht Braunschweig)
Khosro Heydari (Esteghlal), Hossein Mahini (Persepolis), Steven Beitashour (San Jose Earthquakes), Mohammad-Reza Khanzadeh (Persepolis), Pejman Montazeri (Esteghlal), Jalal Hosseini (Persepolis), Amir-Hossein Sadeghi (Esteghlal), Shoja Khalilzadeh (Sepahan), Mehrdad Pouladi (Persepolis), Hashem Beikzadeh (Esteghlal)
Javad Nekounam (Esteghlal), Andranik Teymourian (Esteghlal), Omid Ebrahimi (Sepahan),
Ehsan Hajsafi (Sepahan), Mohammad Nouri (Persepolis), Mojtaba Jabbari (Al Ahli of Qatar), Ashkan Dejagah (Fulham), Masoud Shojaei (Las Palmas)
Alireza Jahanbakhsh (NEC Nijmegen), Reza Ghoochannejhad (Standard Liege), Karim Ansarifard (Tractor Sazi), Sardar Azmoun (Rubin Kazan), Mohammad-Reza Khalatbari (Persepolis), Yaghoub Karimi (Sepahan Esfahan)
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