World Cup participations: 2
Greatest World Cup achievement: none
Iran has played a strong qualification and the
world cup draw caused delight in the whole country.
They believe to have a serious chance against Mexico
and Portugal to go to the last 16 and to be honest,
that's not completely impossible.
Playmaker Ali Karimi of Bayern Munich is the star,
although he has not made the breakthrough at his club
Captain is the old warhorse Ali Daei and with
Hashemian and Mahdavikia there are two more
The offence really has potential, but there are worries
about the missing international experience of the team.
The odds on Iran as world cup winner were certainly extremely high
- 501.0 at Betandwin.
For a bet on group winner Iran you get 21.0.
Nickname Team Melli
Association I.R. Iran F.F.
Coach Branko Ivankovic (2003-)
Most caps Ali Daei (138)
Top scorer Ali Daei (104)
Afghanistan 0 - 0 Iran
(Kabul, Afghanistan; January 1, 1941)
Iran 19 - 0 Guam
(Tabriz, Iran; November 24, 2000)
Turkey 6 - 1 Iran
(Istanbul, Turkey; May 28, 1950)
South Korea 5 - 0 Iran
(Tokyo, Japan; May 28, 1958)
Appearances 3 (First in 1978)
Best result Round 1, 1978 and 1998
AFC Asian Cup
Appearances 10 (First in 1968)
Best result Winners, 1968, 1972, 1976
World Cup Squad Iran
This is the official world cup squad -
you can find here all the
world cup players
Amir Hossein Sadeqi
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