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World Cup 2006 Teams
 
 
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Profile
Founded : 1920
Affiliated : 1945
WC Participations : 2 (1978, 1998)
WC Honors : -
Continental Titles  

Asian Championships 3 times (1968, 1972, 1976)
Asian Games 4 times (1974, 1990, 1998, 2002)

Current Ranking : 23
Facts :
Iran first participated in the qualifiers in 1974 and reached their first finals tournament just four years later. The team lost to Holland and Peru in Argentina, but held Scotland to a 1-1 draw.
The Iranians had already proven their potential in previous years. Between 1968 and 1976, they lifted the Asian Cup on three occasions without losing a single game.
In 1998 Iran qualified for a FIFA World Cup™ for the second time. They also recorded their first victory in the finals with a 2-1 defeat of the USA. However, they failed to reach the last sixteen after finding themselves in a group with Germany and Yugoslavia.
 
Coach
Name : Branko Ivankovic
Nationality : Croatian
Date of Birth : 28 February 1954
 
Squad
No. Name Position Date of Birth Caps Gols
(1) Ebrahim Mirzapour Goalkeeper 16 Sep 1978 62 0
(2) Mehdi Mahdavikia Midfielder 24 Jul 1977 89 11
(3) Sohrab Bakhtiarizadeh Defender 11 Sep 1977 29 2
(4) Yahya Golmohammadi Defender 19 Mar 1971 67 4
(5) Rahman Rezaei Defender 20 Feb 1975 41 2
(6) Javad Nekounam Midfielder 7 Sep 1980 69 12
(7) Ferydoon Zandi Midfielder 26 Apr 1979 9 1
(8) Ali Karimi Midfielder 8 Nov 1978 89 32
(9) Vahid Hashemian Forward 21 Jul 1976 26 10
(10) Ali Daei Forward 21 Mar 1969 145 109
(11) Rasoul Khatibi Forward 22 Sep 1978 11 0
(12) Hassan Roudbarian Goalkeeper 6 Jul 1978 2 0
(13) Hossein Kaabi Defender 23 Sep 1985 42 1
(14) Andranik Teymourian Midfielder 6 Mar 1983 5 1
(15) Arash Borhani Forward 14 Sep1983 19 7
(16) Reza Enayati Forward 23 Sep 1976 14 3
(17) Javad Kazemeian Forward 23 Apr 1981 24 0
(18) Sattar Zare Defender 27 Jan 1982 19 0
(19) Amir Hossein Sadeqi Defender 6 Sep 1981 1 0
(20) Mohammad Nosrati Defender 11 Jan 1982 42 3
(21) Mehrzad Madanchi Midfielder 19 Oct 1981 5 2
(22) Vahid Talebloo Goalkeeper 26 May 1982 1 0
(23) Masoud Shojaei Midfielder 9 Jun 1984 1 0
 
Match Schedule
Group D
Match Date Venue Teams Time Score
7 11 Jun 06 Nuremberg MEX : IRN 18:00  
24 17 Jun 06 Frankfurt POR : IRN 15:00  
40 21 Jun 06 Leipzig IRN : ANG 16:00  
 
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