2022 WCQ: Skocic names Iran squad for UAE, South Korea ties

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Tehran Times – TEHRAN, Dragan Skocic named his 26-man team for two matches against the UAE and South Korea in the 2022 World Cup qualification Round 3.

Iran will play UAE on Thursday in Dubai’s Al Wasl Stadium and host South Korea in Tehran’s Azadi Stadium five days later.

The ‘Persian Leopards’ lead Group A with six points, followed by South Korea with four points.

Goalkeepers:
Alireza Beiranvand – Boavista, Portugal

Amir Abedzadeh – Ponferradina, Spain

Payam Niazmand – Portimonense, Portugal

Defenders:
Shoja Khalilzadeh – Al Rayyan, Qatar

Mohammad Hossein Kanaanizadegan – Al Ahli, Qatar

Omid Nourafkan – Sepahan, Iran

Sadegh Moharami – Dinamo Zagreb, Croatia

Milad Mohammadi – AEK Athens, Greece

Majid Hosseini – Kayserispor, Turkey

Saleh Hardani – Foolad Khouzestan, Iran

Siavash Yazdani – Esteghlal, Iran

Midfielders:
Alireza Jahanbakhsh – Feyenoord, Netherlands

Saeid Ezatolahi – Vejle BK, Denmark

Milad Sarlak – Persepolis, Iran

Ahmad Nourollahi – Shabab Al Ahli, UAE

Yasin Salmani – Sepahan, Iran

Ehsan Hajisafi – AEK Athens, Greece

Vahid Amiri – Persepolis, Iran

Saman Ghoddos – Brentford FC, England

Mehdi Torabi – Persepolis, Iran

Ali Gholizadeh – Royal Charleroi SC, Belgium

Strikers:
Mehdi Taremi – FC Porto, Portugal

Karim Ansarifard – AEK Athens, Greece

Sardar Azmoun – Zenit St.Petersburg, Russia

Mehdi Ghaedi – Shabab Al Ahli, UAE

Kaveh Rezaei – OH Leuven, Belgium


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