Tasnim – TEHRAN, Rostov striker Sardar Azmoun and NEC winger Alireza Jahanbakhsh were invited to the Iran Olympic team for the AFC U-23 Championship 2016.
Iran coach Carlos Queiroz had already said he would not allow the players to join Olympic team.
The Iranian senior football team has been scheduled to face Chile and Sweden on March 26th and 31st and Queiroz had said he needs the pair for the friendlies.
Subsequently, head of Iran Football Federation Ali Kafashian said Azmoun and Jahanbakhsh must play for the Olympic team.
On Saturday, Mohammad Khakpour announced the final list for the AFC U-23 Championship 2016.
Mohammadreza Akhbari, Amir Abedzadeh, Goudarz Davoudi
Yousef Vakia, Hossein Kanaani, Mohammad Hossein Moradmand, Majid Hosseini, Ali Abdollahzadeh, Saeb Mohebi, Roozbeh Cheshmi, Vahid Heydarieh, Milad Mohammadi, Mohammad Ali Faramarzi
Ahmad Nourollahi, Mehdi Torabi, Ali Karimi, Ehsan Pahlavan, Milad Kamandani, Alireza Naghizadeh
Amir Arsalan Motahari, Alireza Jahanbakhsh, Hossein Fazeli, Shahin Saghebi, Sardar Azmoun, Bahman Jahantigh, Behnam Barzay, Bahman Salari