Tasnim – KUALA LUMPUR, Iran international winger Vahid Amiri would be a key part of Carlos Queiroz’s side determined to end a four-decade long wait to win the AFC Asian Cup, the-afc.com wrote.
To call Amiri a late bloomer would be an understatement; the winger’s rise to prominence over the past few years has been nothing short of spectacular. Until the age of 25, Amiri had never played in the top division in Iran.
Five years later, he has already won two league titles with Tehran giants Persepolis, helped them reach the 2017 AFC Champions League semi-final, and impressed for Team Melli at the 2018 FIFA World Cup.
His excellent form was rewarded with a European move as he joined Turkish side Trabzonspor over the summer.
The pacey winger is a key part of Carlos Queiroz’s Iran side determined to end a four-decade long wait to win the AFC Asian Cup, and he will be hoping a strong start to life in the Turkish Super Lig will help him deliver a strong showing in the UAE in January.