2018 World Cup Team Preview – IRAN
Nicknamed Team Melli, Iran are currently 37 in the latest FIFA ranking.
Iran was eliminated in the group stage of the 2015 world cup but would wish to go far this edition of the world cup.
Ira, however, will have to compete with Spain, Portugal, and Morocco if they are to make it beyond the group stage of the competition.
Head Coach, Carlos Queiroz, would be relying on foreign players in the likes of Karim Ansarifard, Ehsan Hajsafi, and Sardar Azmoun to lift the team past other opponents.
FULL TEAM LIST
Alireza Beiranvand, Rashid Mazaheri, Amir Abedzadeh; Ramin Rezaeian, Mohammad Reza Khanzadeh, Morteza Pouraliganji, Pejman Montazeri, Seyed Majid Hosseini, Milad Mohammadi, Roozbeh Cheshmi; Saeid Ezatolahi, Masoud Shojaei, Saman Ghoddos, Mehdi Torabi, Ashkan Dejagah, Omid Ebrahimi, Ehsan Hajsafi, Vahid Amiri; Alireza Jahanbakhsh, Karim Ansarifard, Mahdi Taremi, Sardar Azmoun, Reza Ghoochannejhad.