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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 Staff||Staff Name|
|Head coach||Portugal Carlos Queiroz|
|Assistant coaches||South Africa Roger De Sá|
|Iran Markar Aghajanyan|
|Goalkeeping coach||Portugal Alexandre Lopes|
|Performance coach||Portugal Ricardo Silva|
|Fitness coach||Finland Mikko Kujala|
|Tactical assistant||Portugal Bruno Oliveira|
|IT analyst||Portugal João Peixeiro|
|Rehabilitation coach||Portugal Micael Moreira|
|Physiotherapist||Iran Dr. Alireza Shahab|
|Team doctor||Iran Dr. Parhan Khanlari|
|Masseurs||Iran Hadi Nejatpour|
|Iran Amir Esmaeili|
|Translator||Iran Aryan Ghasemi|
|Team supervisor||Iran Mehdi Kharati|
|Team Management||Iran Mehdi Mohhamad Nabi|
Iran national football team Squad & Players
|Alireza Beiranvand||Goalkeeper||1||30||Iran Persepolis||52|
|Payam Niazmand||Goalkeeper||12||27||Iran Sepahan||1|
|Amir Abedzadeh||Goalkeeper||22||29||Spain Ponferradina||11|
|Hossein Hosseini||Goalkeeper||25||30||Iran Esteghlal||6|
|Sadegh Moharrami||Defender||2||26||Croatia Dinamo Zagreb||21|
|Ehsan Hajsafi (captain)||Defender||3||32||Greece AEK Athens||121|
|Shojae Khalilzadeh||Defender||4||33||Qatar Al-Ahli||25|
|Milad Mohammadi||Defender||5||29||Greece AEK Athens||45|
|Morteza Pouraliganji||Defender||8||30||Iran Persepolis||46|
|Hossein Kanaanizadegan||Defender||13||28||Qatar Al-Ahli||35|
|Rouzbeh Cheshmi||Defender||15||29||Iran Esteghlal||19|
|Majid Hosseini||Defender||19||26||Turkey Kayserispor||18|
|Ramin Rezaeian||Defender||23||32||Iran Sepahan||46|
|Abolfazl Jalali||Defender||24||24||Iran Esteghlal||3|
|Saeid Ezatolahi||Midfielder||6||26||Denmark Vejle||47|
|Alireza Jahanbakhsh||Midfielder||7||29||Netherlands Feyenoord||64|
|Vahid Amiri||Midfielder||11||34||Iran Persepolis||68|
|Saman Ghoddos||Midfielder||14||29||England Brentford||33|
|Mehdi Torabi||Midfielder||16||28||Iran Persepolis||36|
|Ali Gholizadeh||Forward||17||26||Belgium Charleroi||26|
|Ali Karimi||Forward||18||28||Turkey Kayserispor||13|
|Ahmad Nourollahi||Forward||21||29||United Arab Emirates Shabab Al-Ahli||26|
|Mehdi Taremi||Forwad||9||30||Portugal Porto||60|
|Karim Ansarifard||Forward||10||32||Cyprus Omonia||94|
|Sardar Azmoun||Forward||20||27||Germany Bayer Leverkusen||65|
Iran national football team results and fixtures Squad
|Date||Time||Team No. 1||Result||Team No. 2||Round||Stadium|
|21 Nov 2022||04:00PM||England||–||Iran||Group B||Khalifa International Stadium|
|25 Nov 2022||01:00PM||Wales||–||Iran||Group B||Ahmad Bin Ali Stadium|
|29 Nov 2022||10: 30 PM||Iran||–||USA||Group B||Al Thumama Stadium|
Is football popular in Iran?
Yes most popular
What is Iran ranked in FIFA?
Current Ranking 20 2
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