Retired Sardar Azmoun invited to Iran national football team

September 2, 2018

TEHRAN – Sardar Azmoun, who announced his retirement after the 2018 World Cup, has been invited to Iran national football team.

The Rubin Kazan striker, who completed 90 minutes in each of Iran's three World Cup games, quit international football after the prestigious tournament, citing the abuse he has received and the effect it has had on his family.

Carlos Queiroz has called up 29 players to Team Melli in the international break, however there is no place in the team for Persepolis captain Jalal Hosseini.

Squad:
Goalkeepers:
Alireza Beiranvand, Rashid Mazaheri, Amir Abedzadeh, Hossein Hosseini

Defenders:
Ramin Rezaeian, Mohammadreza Khanzadeh, Rouzbeh Cheshmi, Majid Hosseini, Morteza Pouraliganji, Pejman Montazeri, Milad Mohammadi, Sadegh Moharrami, Vouria Ghafouri, Armin Sohrabian

Midfielders:
Saeid Ezatolahi, Omid Ebrahimi, Ashkan Dejagah, Saman Ghoddos, Mehdi Torabi, Masoud Shojaei, Vahid Amiri, Ali Karimi, Ehsan Haji Safi

Strikers:
Alireza Jahanbakhsh, Ali Gholizadeh, Mehdi Taremi, Sardar Azmoun, Karim Ansarifard, Kaveh Rezaei

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