Iran Squad for FIFA World Cup 2022: It’s time to enjoy the 22nd edition of FIFA World Cup 2022 by supporting Team Iran. The tournament is scheduled to take place in Qatar from 20 November to 18 December 2022. It’s the last time that will witness 32 team participants (48 national squads from the next FIFA World Cup 2026, which is scheduled to play in the United States, Mexico, and Canada.), including Iran Team. These 32 teams are divided into 8 Groups i.e. Group A to Group H. Iran is in Group B alongside England, the United States, and Wales. The 2 teams of Group B, England, and Iran already Advance to the Knockout Stage. Below in this article, we’re discussing the Squad for the Iran Team in the FIFA 2022 World Cup [Wikipedia] in the detail.
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About Iran Football Team
According to Wikipedia, The Iran national football team (Persian: تیم ملی فوتبال مردان ایران, romanized: Tim-e Melli-ye Futbâl-e Mardân-e Irân), recognized by FIFA as IR Iran, represents Iran in international football and is controlled by the Football Federation Islamic Republic of Iran.
At the continental level, Iran won three Asian Cup championships in 1968, 1972, and 1976. The nation’s best performance at the Olympics was reaching the quarterfinals at the 1976 Montreal Games. At the FIFA World Cup, Iran has qualified six times (1978, 1998, 2006, 2014, 2018, and 2022) but has never progressed beyond the group stages; they have won only two matches: against the United States in 1998 and Morocco in 2018.
The final Iran World Cup 2022 Squad is scheduled to declare on November 09, and we can check down the 29-man provisional/final list after being revealed by Iran National Team Coaches. The following 29 players were called up for a training camp in Spain and Austria in order to prepare for the 2022 FIFA World Cup in November. The next match will be on 21 November at the 2022 FIFA World Cup against England.
Ehsan Hajsafi (Persian: احسان حاجصفی; born 25 February 1990) is an Iranian professional footballer who plays as a left-back for Greek Super League club AEK Athens and captains the Iran national team.
Hajsafi is regarded as a utility player, being able to play as left midfielder, left-back, defensive midfielder, and winger.
In 2009, Hajsafi was selected by Goal.com as the most promising player in Asian football. Hajsafi has represented Iran at the 2014 and 2018 FIFA World Cups and also 2011, 2015 and 2019 AFC Asian Cup tournaments, in addition to Sepahan at the 2007 FIFA Club World Cup.
Ali Daei born 21 March 1969 is an Iranian football manager and former player. A striker, he was the captain of the Iranian national team between 2000 and 2006 and played in the German Bundesliga for Arminia Bielefeld, Bayern Munich and Hertha Berlin. He is regarded as one of the greatest Asian footballers of all time.
A tall forward, Daei was a prolific goalscorer and was known for his heading accuracy and ability in the air. He was the world's top international goalscorer with 109 goals, until his record was broken by Cristiano Ronaldo in 2021. During his playing career, Daei was appointed a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador in 2001. Following his retirement, Daei served as a member of the FIFA Football Committee between 2007 and 2013. In 2014, he was inducted into the Asian Football Hall of Fame.
The FIFA assigns a three-letter country code (more properly termed a trigram or trigraph to each of its member and non-member countries. These are the official codes used by the FIFA and its continental confederations (AFC, CAF, CONCACAF, CONMEBOL, OFC and UEFA) as name abbreviations of countries and dependent areas, in official competitions.
Carlos Manuel Brito Leal de Queiroz, (Portuguese pronunciation: born 1 March 1953), is a Portuguese football coach. He is the current head coach of the Iran national team. He has served as the manager of his native Portugal's national team, the United Arab Emirates, South Africa, Iran, Colombia and Egypt, leading South Africa (2002), Portugal (2010) and Iran (2014 and 2018) to the FIFA World Cup. At club level, he has also managed Sporting CP, the New York/New Jersey Metrostars in Major League Soccer and Spanish club Real Madrid. He also had two spells as Alex Ferguson's assistant manager at English club Manchester United.
Queiroz has won several awards as a coach in junior levels, and has been successful at senior and club levels, mainly as Alex Ferguson's assistant manager. In 1998, he authored the Q-Report, which detailed plans to enhance footballer development in the United States.
Queiroz is the longest-serving manager in the history of the Iran national team, serving for almost eight years between 2011 and 2019. He is the only manager in the country's history to lead the national team to two consecutive World Cups.
Javad Nekounam is an Iranian retired professional footballer who played as a central midfielder and is the current manager of Foolad FC.
He spent most of his professional career with Pas and Spain's Osasuna, appearing in 197 official games and scoring 31 goals over his two spells with the latter club and also being team captain. He also competed in the United Arab Emirates, Kuwait and Qatar, in 18 seasons as a senior.
Nicknamed Neku and widely regarded as one of Asia's greatest footballers, Nekounam represented the Iran national team a record of 148 times, playing several major tournaments including two World Cups and four Asian Cups.
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