Iran national football team Players, Coach, FIFA Rankings, Nickname, History

Iran national football team Players, Coach, FIFA Rankings, Nickname, History

On this page, You will get All information about the Iran national football team Players, Coach, FIFA Rankings, Nickname, and History. Iran’s national football team is managed by FIFA as the IR of Iran, Iran in international football Represents and controls Islamic football. Federation of the Republic of Iran (FFIRI). Between December 2014 and May 2018, Iran was the top-ranked team in Asia to hold the award.

Iran national football team

Team Profile summary

Full name: Iran national football team
Nickname: Team Melli (Persian: تیم ملی)
Managed by: Football Federation Islamic Republic of Iran
Founded: 1920
Federation: AFC (ASIA)
Head coach: Dragan Skočić
Captain: Ehsan Hajsafi
Most caps: Javad Nekounam (151)
Top scorer: Ali Daei (109)
FIFA ranking: 21
Stadium: Azadi Stadium
FIFA code: IRN

Iran national football team History

Prior to the 1979 revolution, the Iranian national team, known as the Iranian team Meli, had already made its mark on the international stage by winning the Asian Cup three times in a row in 1968, 1972, and 1976. The national team also won the Asian Games. . Won the football title four times in 1974, 1990, 1998, and 2002.

Iran soon got its first taste of World Cup action: it qualified for the 1978 tournament, where they lost to the Netherlands (3-0) and Peru (4-1, Hassan Roshan scored for Iran). Happened Sandwiched between these defeats, Iran managed to draw 1-1 with Scotland, after a late goal by Eraj Danifard (the goal recorded for Scotland was actually scored by the Iranian defender, Alexandrian) to his goalkeeper. What was trying to give). . !)

During the 1980s, the Iranian national team did not participate in the World Cup due to the war with Iraq (1980-88), and the national football was inevitably affected by the conflict. However, the Renaissance came in the early 1990s. Despite failing to qualify for the 1990 and 1994 World Cups, a number of standard Iranian football players emerged during this period, laying the groundwork for their second World Cup. Glory in 1998

After defeating Australia on the principle of goals to qualify for the final, Iran was placed in an equal group with Yugoslavia, Germany, and especially the United States. They were, of course, a tough group, and no one could fail to understand their political significance.

Iran played well against Yugoslavia, conceding just one goal from a free-kick outside the box which was not properly blocked by substitute goalkeeper Nikita, losing 1-0.

In their second match, with rivals the United States, Iran won 2-1 with two memorable goals by Estelle and Mahdoukia, a match where both the United States and Iran were unlucky several times and both sides hit the woodwork. Made.

But their crucial victory gave Germany a 2-0 defeat that dashed Iran’s hopes of qualifying for the next round.

Iran failed to qualify for the 2002 World Cup after a disappointing playoff performance against the Republic of Ireland (losing 2-0 in Dublin and 1-0 in Tehran) in which Croatian coach Miroslav Blazevic dropped the first set. Diya was replaced by his assistant. Branko Ivankovich has left the post of assistant coach.

Iran, along with Japan, in a group with Bahrain and North Korea, became the first team to qualify for the 2006 tournament. Iran’s World Cup group included Mexico, Angola, and Portugal. Iran did not qualify for the 2010 World Cup but did qualify for the 2014 and 2018 World Cups.

The Iran-Iraq war has severely damaged Iranian football, which has dealt a severe blow to the country’s youth. Since then, however, the dramatic increase in population has ushered in a new era of football obsession. Currently, 70% of Iran’s population is under the age of 30, with a large number of talented players and a large fan base.

International friendly matches at Tehran’s Azadi Stadium are regularly crowded with more than 100,000 fans.

Iranian fans are brought up in the Premiership, La Liga, and especially the Bundesliga football. The success of several Iranian players in Germany, such as the lone Hashmiyan and Ali Karimi, has encouraged football fans to draw attention abroad.

However, there is evidence that Iranian football fans are becoming more discerning about their tastes. A recent friendly match with Togo drew a crowd of only 1,000 spectators. Because the match was held on a Saturday and Togo was a little-known name in football, very few spectators bothered to attend.

The failure to qualify for the 2002 World Cup was seen by many as another example of Iran’s failure to secure its rightful place on the world stage, although Iran competed in Brazil for the 2014 World Cup and the World Cup again. Qualified for the cup. 2018 in Russia.

Iran national football team Home Stadium

Azadi Stadium

Since 1972, Iran’s national stadium has been Tehran’s Azadi Stadium, with a modest capacity of 78,116 spectators. Azadi Stadium is the 28th largest association football stadium in the world, the seventh in Asia, and the first in West Asia. Independence set a record in the 1998 FIFA World Cup qualifying match against Australia with over 128,000 attendees.

The government prevents Iranian women from entering the stadium. However, FIFA condemned the move and wrote a letter to the Iranian Football Federation in June 2019. In its letter, the federation set a deadline for lifting restrictions and allowing women to enter the stadium. On August 25, 2019, Deputy Sports Minister Jamshed Taghizada said: “Women can go to Tehran’s Azadi Stadium to watch the match between the Iranian national team and Cambodia in October to qualify for the Qatar World Cup.”

Iran national football team Kit 2024

The Iran national football team kit traditionally uses white and the secondary kit is red, sometimes green jerseys are worn with white shorts and red socks.

Thanks to local brand Majid, new home and away kits for the Iranian national team were unveiled today.

Majid Iran Kit World Cup 2022, Home and Away by Majid is white with a red and green wavy graphic on the chest, with a delicate pattern on the top.

Iran national football team Kit 2022
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Kit Suppliers

Kit supplierPeriod
Daei Sport2003–2006
Daei Sport2008–2009

Who are the Iran National Football team players?

The following Iran players were called up for the 2022 FIFA World Cup qualification. Have a look.

Amir AbedzadehSD Ponferradina26/04/1993
Mohammad Reza AkhbariTractor Sazi15/02/1993
Alireza BeiranvandBoavista21/09/1992
Hossein HosseiniEsteghlal30/06/1992
Rashid MazaheriSepahan FC18/05/1989
Payam NiazmandPortimonense SC06/04/1995
Aref AghasiFoolad FC02/01/1997
Danial EsmaeilifarSepahan FC26/02/1993
Farshad FarajiPersepolis07/04/1994
Vorya GhafouriEsteghlal20/09/1987
Aref GholamiEsteghlal19/04/1997
Ehsan HajsafiAEK Athen25/02/1990
Saleh Hardani14/09/1999
Majid HosseiniKayserispor20/06/1996
Hossein Kanaani23/03/1994
Hossein KanaanizadeganAl Ahli Doha23/03/1994
Shojae KhalilzadehAl Rayyan14/05/1989
Morteza Mansouri23/06/1990
Milad MohammadiAEK Athen29/09/1993
Sadegh MoharramiDinamo Zagreb01/03/1996
Pejman Montazeri06/09/1983
Mohammad NaderiAltay Izmir05/10/1996
Siamak NematiPersepolis17/04/1994
Omid NoorafkanSepahan FC09/04/1997
Ramin RezaeianAl Sailiya21/03/1990
Siavash YazdaniEsteghlal02/03/1992
Vahid AmiriPersepolis02/04/1988
Omid EbrahimiAl Wakrah16/09/1987
Saeid EzatolahiAl Gharafa01/10/1996
Saman GhoddosBrentford FC06/09/1993
Ali GholizadehSporting Charleroi10/03/1996
Amir Hossein HosseinzadehEsteghlal30/10/2000
Alireza JahanbakhshFeyenoord11/08/1993
Kamal KamyabiniaPersepolis18/01/1989
Ali KarimiKayserispor11/02/1994
Seyed Mohammad KarimiSepahan FC20/06/1996
Mehdi MehdipourEsteghlal18/02/1994
Zobeir NiknafsEsteghlal12/04/1993
Ahmad NourollahiShabab Al Ahli Club02/02/1993
Morteza PouraliganjiShenzhen FC19/04/1992
Soroosh RafieiSepahan FC24/03/1990
Yasin SalmaniSepahan FC27/02/2002
Milad SarlakPersepolis26/03/1995
Masoud Shojaei09/06/1984
Mehdi TorabiPersepolis10/09/1994
Karim AnsarifardAEK Athen03/04/1990
Sardar AzmounBayer Leverkusen01/01/1995
Ashkan Dejagah05/07/1986
Medhi GhayediShabab Al Ahli Club05/12/1998
Mehrdad MohammadiAl Arabi29/09/1993
Mohammad MohebiCD Santa Clara20/12/1998
Kaveh RezaeiOud-Heverlee Leuven05/04/1992
Jafar SalmaniEsteghlal12/01/1997
Allahyar SayyadmaneshHull City29/06/2001
Mehdi TaremiFC Porto18/07/1992
Shahab Zahedi TabarPuskás FC18/08/1995

Who are the Iran national football team captain and coach?

Ehsan Hajsafi is captain of the Iran national team. Dragan Skočić is the Coach of the Iran national team.

Iran national football team captain

Ehsan Hajsafi

Ehsan Hajsafi is captain of the Iran national team. Have a look at the profile summary of Iran’s current captain.

Profile summary

Full name: Ehsan Hajsafi
Date of birth: 25 February 1990
Age: 32 Years
Place of birth: Kashan, Iran
Nationality: Iran
Height: 1.78 m
Position: Left-back
Current team: Iran
Number: 26

Iran national football team Coach

Dragan Skočić

Dragan Skočić is the Coach of the Iran national team. Have a look at the profile summary of the team’s current coach.

Profile summary

Full name: Dragan Skočić
Date of birth: 3 September 1968
Age: 53 Years
Place of birth: Rijeka, SR Croatia, SFR Yugoslavia
Nationality: Croatia
Position: Midfielder
Current team: Iran

Iran national football team world rankings

Iran’s national football team remained in 21st place in the FIFA ranking released on 31st November 2023.

Iran’s national football team trophies

  • Asian Cup

Champions (3): 196819721976Third Place (4): 1980198819962004

  • Asian Games 

Champions (4): 1974199019982002Runners-Up(2): 19511966

  • West Asian Football Federation Championship

Champions (4): 200020042007*, 2008Runners-Up(1): 2010

  • ECO Cup

Champions (3): 196519701993Runners-Up(2): 19671969

  • AFC/OFC Challenge Cup

Champions (1): 2003

  • Afro-Asian Cup of Nations

Runners-Up(1): 1991

  • LG Cup

Champions (3):2001, 2002, 2002


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