Iran provisional 35-man squad for Asian Cup named

December 10, 2018

TEHRAN – Carlos Queiroz has named a provisional 35-man Team Melli squad for the AFC Asian Cup 2019.

Queiroz will announce his main team on Dec. 15 ahead of the training camp in Doha, Qatar.

Team Melli will also play a friendly match with Qatar as part of preparation for the Asian Cup.

Iran national football team have been drawn along with Iraq, Yemen and Vietnam in Group D.

The 2019 AFC Asian Cup will be held in the United Arab Emirates from January 5 to February 1.

Squad:

Goalkeepers:
Alireza Beiranvand (Persepolis), Amir Abedzadeh (Maritimo), Hossein Hosseini (Esteghlal), Payam Niazmand (Sepahan), Rashid Mazaheri (Zob Ahan)

Defenders:
Ramin Rezaeian (Al-Shahania SC), Mohammadreza Khanzadeh (Qatar’s Al Ahli), Rouzbeh Cheshmi (Esteghlal), Majid Hosseini (Esteghlal), Milad Mohammadi (Sepahan), Sadegh Moharrami (Dinamo Zagreb), Vouria Ghafouri (Esteghlal), Mohammadhossein Kananizadegan (Machine Sazi), Ehsan Hai Safi (Tractor Sazi), Saeid Aghaei (Sepahan), Pejman Montazeri (Esteghlal), Morteza Pouraliganji (KAS Eupen)

Midfielders:
Omid Ebrahimi (Qatar’s Al Ahli), Ashkan Dejagah (Tractor Sazi), Saman Ghoddos (Amiens), Masoud Shojaei (Tractor Sazi), Vahid Amiri (Trabzonspor), Ahmad Nourollahi (Persepolis), Saeid Ezatolahi (Reading), Ali Karimi (Esteghlal), Ahmad Abdollahzadeh (Nassaji)

Strikers:
Ali Gholizadeh (Charleroi), Mehdi Taremi (Al Gharafa), Sardar Azmoun (Rubin Kazan), Karim Ansarifard (Nottingham Forest), Kaveh Rezaei (Brugge), Mehdi Torabi (Saipa), Ali Alipour (Persepolis), Alireza Jahanbakhsh (Brighton), Farshad Ahmadzadeh (Śląsk Wrocław)

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