Iran announce final squad for AFC Asian Cup

December 26, 2018

TEHRAN – Carlos Queiroz has named Iran’s 23-man squad for the 2019 AFC Asian Cup on Wednesday.

Reading defensive midfielder Saeid Ezatolahi and Charleroi winger Ali Gholizadeh have been ruled out of the competition due to foot injury.

Iran have been drawn in Group D of the 2019 AFC Asian Cup alongside Vietnam, Iraq and Yemen.

Team Melli will start their journey with a match against Yemen on January 7 before facing Vietnam on January 12 and Iraq on January 16.

Squad:

Goalkeepers:
Alireza Beiranvand (Persepolis), Amir Abedzadeh (Maritimo), Payam Niazmand (Sepahan)

Defenders:
Ramin Rezaeian (Al-Shahania SC), Milad Mohammadi (Akhmat Grozny), Vouria Ghafouri (Esteghlal), Mohammadhossein Kananizadegan (Machine Sazi), Majid Hosseini (Trabzonspor) Ehsan Haji Safi (Tractor Sazi), Pejman Montazeri (Esteghlal), Morteza Pouraliganji (KAS Eupen)

Midfielders:
Omid Ebrahimi (Qatar’s Al Ahli), Ashkan Dejagah (Tractor Sazi), Rouzbeh Cheshmi (Esteghlal), Masoud Shojaei (Tractor Sazi), Ahmad Nourollahi (Persepolis), Vahid Amiri (Trabzonspor)

Strikers:
Mehdi Taremi (Al Gharafa), Sardar Azmoun (Rubin Kazan), Mehdi Torabi (Persepolis), Saman Ghoddos (Amiens) , Alireza Jahanbakhsh (Brighton), Karim Ansarifard (Nottingham Forest)

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