One of the best Asian teams among the contenders of FIFA World Cup 2018 are now moving to the destination (Russia) with aggression and attacking mode. They are going to make some sort of extra-ordinary appearances as per their history record in the mega event. They are also best Asian side in qualifying round as they have played unbeaten 10 games.
Iran International Friendly 2018
Algeria and Sierra were defeated by Iran in international friendly on 27th and 23rd March, 2018, while the match against Libya wa cancelled. Now they are looking forward to play against Turkey on 18th May and Lithuania on 8th June, 2018.
- 14th March, 2018 – Iran vs Libya (Cancelled)
- 17th March, 2018 – Iran vs Sierra Leone (won 1-0)
- 23rd March, 2018 – Iran vs Tunisia (lost 1-0)
- 27th March, 2018 – Iran vs Algeria (won 2-1)
- 18th May, 2018 – Turkey vs Iran
- 8th June, 2018 – Lithuania vs Iran
Iran World Cup 2018 Fixtures
The Iranian team will playing against Morocco and tough teams like Spain and Portugal. They will play their inaugural match on 15th June, 2018 against Morocco. While Spain will be their next opposition on 20th June, 2018 and Portugal on 25th June, 2018.
- 15th June, 2018 – Morocco vs Iran
- 20th June, 2018 – Spain vs Iran
- 25th June, 2018 – Portugal vs Iran
Coach of Iran – Carlos Queiroz
The Iranian coach Carlos has organized such a dangerous team in last 6 years. He has been quite fruitful to the team utilizing his experience on larger scale. Total three different teams made qualifications for the four different World Cups and the teams are South Africa, Portugal and Iran too.
Iran Squad (Lineup) World Cup 2018
Sardar Azmoun, the best striker in Asian territory would be playing and dominating for the Iranian side once again. Reza is also part of this team who has been a front goal scorer in recent few months. Mehdi Taremi was criticized for too many times over his performances, but he still manages to go with mates to Russia. Veteran defender Jalal Hosseini is still one of the prior choices of coach and management and yet he is strong part of Iran squad for FIFA World Cup 2018.
Skipper Javad Nekounam is out of the team before the qualifying round arrived on the basis of injuries, while the Andranik Teymourian who is Premier League former midfielder won’t be able to perform in the team too.
Saeid Ezatolahi, the young 21 year old is looking forward to his debut of world cup. The midfielder Saeid Ezatolahi would be appearing for the mega event for the first time.