Iran face England of their opening match of the 2022 World Cup with a well-known face to these on English shores on the helm.
Between an unsuccessful single season at Actual Madrid in 2003/04, Carlos Queiroz was assistant supervisor to Sir Alex Ferguson at Manchester United for 297 video games. Now within the scorching seat himself, Queiroz had beforehand overseen 100 matches throughout his first spell accountable for Iran earlier than returning in September after Dragan Skocic secured World Cup qualification.
“When the household name you residence,” Queiroz wrote on Twitter after his appointment, “all you do is just simply present up.”
Here is the lineup Queiroz might choose from his close-knit squad.
GK: Alireza Beiranvand – In 2016, Beiranvand set the world file for the longest distance a soccer has been thrown throughout a match, tossing the orb a gargantuan 61 metres (200 toes) in the direction of South Korea’s purpose.
RB: Sadegh Moharrami – A part of the Dinamo Zagreb aspect which defeated Chelsea of their opening Champions League group stage match this September.
CB: Hossein Kanani – A participant very acquainted with his environment for the upcoming weeks, solely 4 gamers within the Qatari Stars League have scored extra objectives than Al-Ahli’s Kanani (4) this season.
CB: Shoja Khalilzadeh – Having performed alongside Kanani with Persepolis, Al-Ahli and the Iran nationwide group, Queiroz can name upon a centre-back duo acquainted with one another.
LB: Ehsan Hajsafi – Iran’s captain is the one squad member with greater than 100 worldwide caps.
CM: Saeid Ezatolahi – A former youth group participant at Atletico Madrid now seems in Denmark’s second tier however is a key member of Crew Melli.
RM: Alireza Jahanbakhsh – The previous Brighton ahead received Premier League Aim of the Month in January 2020 with an acrobatic bicycle kick that earned the Seagulls a degree in opposition to Chelsea. England’s Mason Mount was a part of the opposition that day.
CM: Ahmad Nourollahi – Regardless of robust rumours of a return to Iranian giants Persepolis this summer season, Nourollahi remained at UAE membership Shabab Dubai, affording him a brief journey to neighbouring Qatar.
CM: Vahid Amiri – At 34, Amiri is the oldest member of Iran’s squad, which oddly consists of 4 goalkeepers and simply 25 gamers, quite than the allotted 26.
LM: Mehdi Taremi – “I remorse that this boy didn’t go to European soccer a lot earlier. It’s all my fault,” Taremi’s father lately admitted. Since becoming a member of Porto in 2020, Taremi has been the group’s high scorer every season.
ST: Karim Ansarifard – The veteran ahead scored in opposition to Manchester United whereas main the road for Omonia Nicosia within the Europa League in October.