CQ releases 24-man squad for T&T and Venezuela friendlies

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Tehran Times – TEHRAN, Carlos Queiroz has named his 24-man squad for the Trinidad and Tobago, and Venezuela friendly matches scheduled for Nov. 15 and Nov. 20. The first match will be played in Tehran, while Team Melli will face the Venezuelans in Doha, Qatar.

Team Melli will face the South American football team as part of preparation for the 2019 AFC Asian Cup.

Brighton & Hove Albion winger Alireza Jahanbakhsh, Reading defensive midfielder Saeid Ezatolahi and KAS Eupen defender Morteza Pouraliganji have not been invited to Team Melli due to injury.

Squad:
Goalkeepers:

Alireza Beiranvand, Amir Abedzadeh, Hossein Hosseini

Defenders:
Ramin Rezaeian, Mohammadreza Khanzadeh, Rouzbeh Cheshmi, Majid Hosseini, Milad Mohammadi, Sadegh Moharrami, Vouria Ghafouri, Mohammadhossein Kananizadegan

Midfielders:
Omid Ebrahimi, Ashkan Dejagah, Saman Ghoddos, Masoud Shojaei, Vahid Amiri, Ahmad Nourollahi

Strikers:
Ali Gholizadeh, Mehdi Taremi, Sardar Azmoun, Karim Ansarifard, Kaveh Rezaei, Mehdi Torabi

Team Melli will travel to Doha on Dec. 10 and will hold a 23-day training camp until Jan. 2.

Iran national football team have been drawn along with Iraq, Yemen and Vietnam in Group D.

Carlos Queiroz’s team will reportedly play Qatar, Syria and China in the training camp.

The 2019 AFC Asian Cup will be held in the United Arab Emirates from January 5 to February 1.


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