(IranSportsPress.com)- Carlos Queiroz have selected the final list of 25 players(including European Legionnaires) for 2018 World Cup qualification matches against Qatar and China.
Few weeks a go coach Queiroz have invited 25 players of local league for Italy’s training camp. Rashid Mazaheri. Mohammad Tayyebi, Ezzatollah Pourghaz, Rahim Zohaivi, Ehsan Pahlevan, Morteza Tabrizi, Kamal Kambyabinia and Soroush Rafaei failed to make the final list of Portuguese’s manager during this camp.
The selection of Tractor Sazi’s 21 years old promising left back Saeid Aghaei, as well as Persepolis central defender Mohammad Ansari was the biggest surprises of this list.
The remaining European Legionnaires, Reza Ghoochannejhad, Saeid Ezzatollahi, Sardar Azmoun and Alireza Jahanbakhsh will join the rest of their teammates in Tehran on Monday, August 29th, after their club duties this weekend.
Iran will face Qatar on September 1st, 2016 in Tehran and China on September 6th in Shenyang.
Below is the complete list of 25 players:
Goalkeepers: Alireza Beiranvand(Persepolis), Mohammadreza Akhbari(Tractor-Sazi), Alireza Haghighi(No club)
Defenders: Seyyed Jalal Hosseini(Persepolis), Pejman Montazeri(Al-Ahli,Qatar), Morteza PouraliGanji(Al-Sadd,Qatar), Ehsan Hajsafi(Sepahan), Ramin Rezaeian(Persepolis), Vourya Ghafouri(Sepahan), Saeid Aghaei(Tractor-Sazi), Mohammad Ansar(Persepolis), Milad Mohammadi(Terek Grozny,Russia)
Midfielders: Andranik Teymourian(Mashin-Sazi), Darioush Shojaeian(Gostaresh Tabriz), Omid Ebrahimi(Esteghlal), Saeid Ezzatollahi(Rostov, Russia), Ashkan Dejagah(Al-Arabi, Qatar), Mehdi Torabi(Saipa), Vahid Amiri(Persepolis), Masoud Shojaei(Panionios, Greece), Alireza Jahanbakhsh(AZ Alkmaar, Holland)
Forwards: Reza Ghoochannejhad(Heerenveen, Holland), Karim Ansarifard(Panionios, Greece), Mehdi Taremi(Persepolis), Sardar Azmoun(Rostov, Russia)