Iran National Football Team
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In this article we will talk about Iran national football team that you want to know Iran national football team is recognized by FIFA as IR Iran and represents Iran in international football and this team is known as Federation Islamic It is run by the Republic of Iran.

Iran has won three Asian Cup championships in 1968, 1972 and 1976. Qualified for the FIFA World Cup 936 times but never progressed beyond the group stage, winning only two matches, against the United States in 1998 and against Morocco in 1918.

History of Iran national football team

The Iran Football Federation was established in 1920. The team won its first match 1–0 against British India in Kabul on 23 August 1941, while Iran’s first FIFA World Cup international match took place in Afghanistan on 25 August 1941. Iran won the Asian Cup three times in a row at that time.

Iran made its first appearance in the World Cup in 1978 by defeating Australia in Tehran.
After the 1979 revolution, football was somewhat neglected and set aside during the Iran-Iraq War in the 1980s, during which time the Iran national team was unable to compete in the World Cup.

Iran withdrew from Asian qualifying for the World Cup in 1983 and refused to participate in qualifying for the 1986 World Cup.

Iraq football team qualified for the World Cup in 1998.

Iran finished first in the group stage of the 2000 Asia Cup but lost to South Korea in the quarterfinals.

In 2002 also the Iran national football team failed to pass the World Cup qualifying.

The tournament finished second in the group after Iran football team qualified for the 2000 Asian Cup, during which Iran drew with Thailand, Oman and Japan. Irani won 4–3 in the quarterfinals against South Korea during the tournament and lost to hosting China on penalty kicks. And Iran won 4-2 against 12 of them to finish third in the tournament.

In 2005, Japan became the first country to qualify for the 2006 World Cup apart from host Germany and Iran.

In 2006, Iran was suspended from all participation in international football by the FIFA World Cup on grounds of government interference in national football.

The Iran national football team was placed in the third round of 2010 World Cup qualifying alongside Kuwait, Syria and the United Arab Emirates, yet the team failed to qualify for the 2010 World Cup.

Iran qualified for the 2011 Asian Cup and finished second in the 2010 West Asian Football Federation Championship, just a few months before the Asian Cub.

Iran qualified as group winners for the 2015 Asian Cup where it became the highest scorer in the team.

Iran had opened friendly matches against the Chinese and Sweden in the 2018 FIFA World Cup qualification campaign, and the current manager resigned due to disagreements with the Iranian Football Federation.

Iran became the highest ranked team, seeded in the 2022 FIFA Cup qualification.
Iran qualified for the 2022 FIFA World Cup and became the 13th team to qualify after a 1–0 win over Iraq in January 2022.

Iran national football team logo jersey

Iran national football team has also been given a nickname, which is known as team Meli, which in Persian means national football team. And this has made Iran’s supporters popular with nicknames like Team Meli.

Talking about the jersey of the Iran national football team, which of the Iran national football team traditionally use white and secondary kit, red sometimes also use green chhat with white shirt and red socks .

and supplies the pests of the Iran national football team. Sponsors currently include Adidas, Bank Pasargarh, 9090, Golang, Oila and Kaspid.

Iran national football team coaching staff

Position Of StaffStaff Name
Head coachPortugal Carlos Queiroz
Assistant coachesSouth Africa Roger De Sá
 Iran Markar Aghajanyan
Goalkeeping coachPortugal Alexandre Lopes
Performance coachPortugal Ricardo Silva
Fitness coachFinland Mikko Kujala
Tactical assistantPortugal Bruno Oliveira
IT analystPortugal João Peixeiro
Rehabilitation coachPortugal Micael Moreira
PhysiotherapistIran Dr. Alireza Shahab
Team doctorIran Dr. Parhan Khanlari
MasseursIran Hadi Nejatpour
 Iran Amir Esmaeili
TranslatorIran Aryan Ghasemi
Team supervisorIran Mehdi Kharati
Team ManagementIran Mehdi Mohhamad Nabi

Iran national football team Squad & Players

PlayerPositionJersey No.AgeClubsCaps
Alireza BeiranvandGoalkeeper130Iran Persepolis52
Payam NiazmandGoalkeeper1227Iran Sepahan1
Amir AbedzadehGoalkeeper2229Spain Ponferradina11
Hossein HosseiniGoalkeeper2530Iran Esteghlal6
Sadegh MoharramiDefender226Croatia Dinamo Zagreb21
Ehsan Hajsafi (captain)Defender332Greece AEK Athens121
Shojae KhalilzadehDefender433Qatar Al-Ahli25
Milad MohammadiDefender529Greece AEK Athens45
Morteza PouraliganjiDefender830Iran Persepolis46
Hossein KanaanizadeganDefender1328Qatar Al-Ahli35
Rouzbeh CheshmiDefender1529Iran Esteghlal19
Majid HosseiniDefender1926Turkey Kayserispor18
Ramin RezaeianDefender2332Iran Sepahan46
Abolfazl JalaliDefender2424Iran Esteghlal3
Saeid EzatolahiMidfielder626Denmark Vejle47
Alireza JahanbakhshMidfielder729Netherlands Feyenoord64
Vahid AmiriMidfielder1134Iran Persepolis68
Saman GhoddosMidfielder1429England Brentford33
Mehdi TorabiMidfielder1628Iran Persepolis36
Ali GholizadehForward1726Belgium Charleroi26
Ali KarimiForward1828Turkey Kayserispor13
Ahmad NourollahiForward2129United Arab Emirates Shabab Al-Ahli26
Mehdi Taremi Forwad930Portugal Porto60
Karim Ansarifard Forward1032Cyprus Omonia94
Sardar Azmoun Forward2027Germany Bayer Leverkusen65

Iran national football team results and fixtures Squad

DateTimeTeam No. 1ResultTeam No. 2RoundStadium
21 Nov 202204:00PMEnglandIranGroup BKhalifa International Stadium
25 Nov 202201:00PMWalesIranGroup BAhmad Bin Ali Stadium
29 Nov 202210: 30 PMIranUSAGroup BAl Thumama Stadium

FAQs

Is football popular in Iran?

Yes most popular

What is Iran ranked in FIFA?

Current Ranking 20 2

Which country is best friend of Iran?

Syria

Who is Iran’s best player?

Mehdi Taremi

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