Mahdavikia officially named Iran U23 team coach

September 1, 2021 - 8:40

TEHRAN – Former Iran national football team winger Mehdi Mahdavikia has been officially named as new coach of the country’s U23 football team on Sunday.

The 43-year-old coach has penned a deal with Iran football federation until 2024 Olympic Games in Paris.

Mahdavikia, who has worked at the Hamburger SV Academy in the past years as an assistant, will lead the team in the AFC U23 Asian Cup 2022 Qualifiers, where the Iranian team have been drawn in Group B along with Tajikistan, Nepal and Lebanon.

Iran U23 football team were without a coach since January 2020 where the team were knocked out from the 2020 AFC U23 Championship under leadership of Hamid Estili.

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