Queiroz names final 23 for Asian Cup

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Persianfootball.com – DOHA, Carlos Queiroz named Iran’s final 23-man squad for the Asian Cup in the UAE in January without any bg surprises.

Missing from the squad are the injured European based quartet Saeid Ezatollahi (Reading, ENG), Kaveh Rezaei (Bruges, BEL), Ali Gholizadeh (Charleroi, BEL) and Sadegh Moharrami (Dinamo, CRO).

Despite a nagging muscle injury, Brighton winger Alireza Jahanbakhsh has been named in the final list. However, injured players can still be replaced until the six hours before the respective team’s first group game.

The Iranian national team is currently holding a training camp in Doha. Team Melli have been put in Group D alongside Iraq, Vietnam and Yemen.

Below comes the full squad:

Goalkeepers:
Alireza Beiranvand – Persepolis
Amir Abedzadeh – Maritimo, POR
Payam Niazmand – Sepahan

Defenders:
Ramin Rezaeian – Al Shahania, QAT
Vouria Ghafouri – Esteghlal
Morteza Pouraliganji – Eupen, BEL
Majid Hosseini – Trabzonspor, TUR
Pejman Montazeri – Esteghlal
Hossein Kanaanizadegan – Machine Sazi
Ehsan Hajsafi – Sepahan
Milad Mohammadi – Akhmat, RUS

Midfielders:
Rouzbeh Cheshmi – Esteghlal
Omid Ebrahimi – Al Ahli, QAT
Ahmad Nourollahi – Persepolis
Vahid Amiri – Trabzonspor, TUR
Masoud Shojaei – Tractor Sazi
Ashkan Dejagah – Tractor Sazi

Strikers:
Alireza Jahanbakhsh – Brighton, ENG
Saman Ghoddos – Amiens, FRA
Sardar Azmoun – Rubin, RUS
Karim Ansarifard – Nottingham, ENG
Mehdi Torabi – Persepolis
Mehdi Taremi – Al Gharafa, QAT


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