Queiroz names preliminary IR Iran squad
Tehran: Islamic Republic of Iran head coach Carlos Queiroz has named a provisional squad of 35 players for the AFC Asian Cup 2019.
Queiroz, preparing Iran for what Team Melli hope will be a first AFC Asian Cup title since 1976, will announce his final squad on December 15 ahead of the training camp in Doha, Qatar.
Iran are also scheduled to play a friendly match with Qatar during the training camp.
Three-time champions Iran are in Group D of the AFC Asian Cup UAE 2019 along with Iraq, Yemen and Vietnam.
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Iran Preliminary Squad
Goalkeepers: Alireza Beiranvand (Persepolis), Amir Abedzadeh (Maritimo), Hossein Hosseini (Esteghlal), Payam Niazmand (Sepahan), Rashid Mazaheri (Zobahan).
Defenders: Ramin Rezaeian (Al-Shahania SC), Mohammadreza Khanzadeh (Al Ahli, Qatar), 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 (Al Ahli, Qatar), Ashkan Dejagah (Tractorsazi), Saman Ghoddos (Amiens), Masoud Shojaei (Tractorsazi), 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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