Vancouver’s Beitashour joins Fulham’s Dejagah in Iran squad

Iran manager Carlos Queiroz has named a 28-man provisional squad for a pre-World Cup training camp.

Iran manager Carlos Queiroz has named a 28-man provisional squad for a pre-World Cup training camp.

The former Real Madrid boss and Manchester United assistant will assemble his players for a camp which begins in Austria next week.

Queiroz will then have to submit his final 23-man roster to FIFA by June 2 ahead of the tournament which takes place in Brazil this summer.

Among the names are Fulham forward Ashkan Dejagah, Eintracht Braunschweig goalkeeper Daniel Davari, Charlton Athletic attacker Rezad Goochannejhad, Vancouver Whitecaps right-back Steven Beitashour and Rubin Kazan starlet Sardar Azmoun who has attracted interest from Arsenal recently.

Iran are drawn alongside Argentina, Bosnia & Herzegovina and Nigeria in Group F at the 2014 World Cup. Their first group stage fixture takes place against Nigeria in Curitiba on June 16.

Iran squad for pre-World Cup training camp

Goalkeepers

Daniel Davari (Eintracht Braunschweig – Germany)
Alireza Haghighi (Sporting Covilha – Portugal)
Rahman Ahmadi (Sepahan Esfahan – Iran)
Sousha Makani – (Foolad Khuzestan – Iran)

Defenders

Khosro Heydari (Esteghlal Tehran – Iran)
Hossein Mahini (Persepolis Tehran – Iran)
Steven Beitashour (Vancouver WhitecapsMLS)
Pejman Montazeri (Umm Salal – Qatar)
Jalal Hosseini (Persepolis Tehran – Iran)
Amir-Hossein Sadeghi (Esteghlal Tehran – Iran)
Mohammad-Reza Khanzadeh (Zob Ahan Esfahan – Iran)
Ahmad Alenemeh (Naft Tehran – Iran)
Hashem Beikzadeh (Esteghlal Tehran – Iran)
Ehsan Hajsafi (Sepahan Esfahan – Iran)
Mehrdad Pouladi (Persepolis Tehran – Iran)

Midfielders

Javad Nekounam (Kuwait SC – Kuwait)
Andranik Teymourian (Esteghlal Tehran – Iran)
Reza Haghighi (Persepolis Tehran – Iran)
Ghasem Hadadifar (Zob Ahan Esfahan – Iran)
Bakhtiar Rahmani (Foolad Khuzestan – Iran)

Forwards

Ashkan Dejagah (Fulham FC – England)
Masoud Shojaei (UD Las Palmas – Spain)
Alireza Jahanbakhsh (NEC Nijmegen – Netherlands)
Mohammad-Reza Khalatbari (Persepolis Tehran – Iran)
Mehdi Sharifi (Sepahan Esfahan – Iran)
Reza Ghoochannejhad (Charlton Atheltic – England)
Karim Ansarifard (Tractor Sazi Tabriz – Iran)
Sardar Azmoun (Rubin Kazan – Russia)

 
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