Iran names 30-man provisional World Cup squad

TEHRAN (Tasnim) – A month ahead of the 2014 World Cup, Iran coach Carlos Queiroz named his 30-man preliminary roster on Tuesday.

In the new list, two Naft players Reza Norouzi and Mohsen Beiranvand have been added to the previous 28-man squad.

Iran football team is currently holding a training camp in Austria.

The team, which has been pitted in Group F of the World Cup along with Nigeria, Argentina and Bosnia and Herzegovina, will play four friendly matches against Belarus, Montenegro, Angola, and Trinidad and Tobago respectively.

FIFA has given managers until June 2 to submit their 23-man squad.

Goalkeepers:
Daniel Davari – Eintracht Braunschweig, GER
Alireza Haghighi – Sporting Covilha, POR
Rahman Ahmadi – Sepahan Isfahan
Sousha Makani – Foolad Khuzestan
Alireza Beiranvand – Naft

Defenders:
Khosro Heidari – Esteghlal
Hossein Mahini – Persepolis
Steven (Mehrdad) Beitashour – Vancouver Whitecaps, CAN
Pejman Montazeri – Umm Salal, QAT
Jalal Hosseini – Persepolis
Amir Hossein Sadeghi – Esteghlal
Mohammad Reza Khanzadeh – Zob Ahan
Ahmad Alenemeh – Naft
Hashem Beikzadeh – Esteghlal
Ehsan Hajsafi – Sepahan Isfahan
Mehrdad Pooladi – Persepolis

Midfielders:
Javad Nekounam – Kuwait SC
Andranik Teymourian – Esteghlal
Reza Haghighi – Persepolis
Ghasem Hadadifar – Zob Ahan Isfahan
Bakhtiar Rahmani – Foolad Khuzestan

Strikers:
Ashkan Dejagah – Fulham FC
Masoud Shojaei – UD Las Palmas
Alireza Jahanbakhsh – NEC Nijmegen
Mohammad Reza Khalatbari – Persepolis
Mehdi Sharifi – Sepahan Isfahan
Reza Ghoochannejhad – Charlton Atheltic
Karim Ansarifard – Tractor Sazi Tabriz
Sardar Azmoun – Rubin Kazan
Reza Norouzi – Naft

By Tasnim News Agency

 

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