Not to mention that Dejagah was a starter on his Qatari team, while Haghighi barely got any playing time.
Dejagah is pretty well known... Haghighi isn't as well known
Australian blogs such as this [Only registered and activated users can see links. ], suggests that since Australia introduced the Asian player rule they might as well invest in purchasing Iranian players for their squads as they can pump up their atmosphere, like we did during the Asian Cup. They mentioned Ashkan Dejagah by name, and included this video below, so we'll see how things turn up for him.