FIFA World Cup Iran Team 2014

FIFA World Cup Iran Team Links
2014 Schedule 2014 Points Table
2014 Squad / Players List Facts
FIFA World Cup Record Individual Records
Most Capped Players Top Goalscorers
Coaches  

FIFA World Cup Iran Team 2014 Fixtures & Results

FIFA World Cup Iran Team Schedule 2014

16 Jun 2014 - 16:00 Local time
Arena da Baixada
Curitiba
Group F Iran 0-0 Nigeria
21 Jun 2014 - 13:00 Local time
Estadio Mineirao
Belo Horizonte
Group F Argentina 0-1 Iran
25 Jun 2014 - 13:00 Local time
Arena Fonte Nova
Salvador
Group F Bosnia and Herzegovina 3-1 Iran

FIFA World Cup Iran Team 2014 Points Table

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
Iran 3 0 1 2 1 4 -3 1

FIFA World Cup Iran Squad 2014

Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
GK Rahman Ahmadi 30 July 1980 9 0 Sepahan
GK Alireza Haghighi 2 May 1988 6 0 Sporting Covilhã
GK Daniel Davari 6 January 1988 3 0 Eintracht Braunschweig
GK Sosha Makani 18 November 1986 2 0 Foolad
GK Alireza Beiranvand 22 September 1992 0 0 Naft Tehran
DF Jalal Hosseini 3 February 1982 83 6 Persepolis
DF Ehsan Hajsafi 25 February 1990 58 2 Sepahan
DF Khosro Heydari 14 September 1983 46 0 Esteghlal
DF Pejman Montazeri 6 September 1983 20 1 Umm-Salal
DF Hossein Mahini 16 September 1986 19 0 Persepolis
DF Mehrdad Pooladi 26 February 1987 17 0 Persepolis
DF Hashem Beikzadeh 22 January 1984 16 1 Esteghlal
DF Amir Hossein Sadeghi 6 September 1981 14 1 Esteghlal
DF Ahmad Alenemeh 20 October 1982 7 1 Naft Tehran
DF Mohammad Reza Khanzadeh 20 January 1992 5 0 Persepolis
DF Mehrdad Beitashour 1 February 1987 4 0 Vancouver Whitecaps
MF Javad Nekounam (Captain) 7 September 1980 136 37 Al-Kuwait
MF Andranik Teymourian 6 March 1983 76 8 Esteghlal
MF Mohammad Reza Khalatbari 14 September 1983 58 5 Persepolis
MF Masoud Shojaei 9 June 1984 48 5 Las Palmas
MF Ghasem Haddadifar 12 July 1983 14 0 Zob Ahan
MF Ashkan Dejagah 5 June 1986 11 4 Fulham
MF Reza Haghighi 31 January 1989 5 0 Persepolis
MF Alireza Jahanbakhsh 8 October 1993 4 1 NEC
MF Bakhtiar Rahmani 22 November 1991 2 0 Foolad
FW Karim Ansarifard 3 April 1990 39 8 Tractor Sazi
FW Reza Ghoochannejhad 20 September 1987 11 9 Charlton Athletic
FW Sardar Azmoun 1 January 1995 0 0 Rubin Kazan
FW Mehdi Sharifi 16 August 1992 0 0 Sepahan
FW Reza Norouzi 21 September 1982 6 0 Naft Tehran

FIFA World Cup Iran Team Facts

Nickname(s)
  • Team Melli - The National Team
  • Shirane Iran - The Iranian Lions
  • Shahzadehgane Parsi - The Princes of Persia
  • Setarehgane Parsi - The Persian Stars
  • Honour of Persia
Association Football Federation of Iran (FFIRI)
Confederation AFC (Asia)
Head Coach Carlos Queiroz
Captain Javad Nekounam
Most Caps Ali Daei (149)
Top Scorer Ali Daei (109)
Home Stadium Azadi Stadium
FIFA Code IRN
FIFA Ranking 37 (+5)
Highest FIFA Ranking 15 (July 2005)
Lowest FIFA Ranking 122 (May 1996)
Elo Ranking 29
Highest Elo Ranking 15 (May 2005)
Lowest Elo Ranking 73 (January 1964)

Competitive Record

FIFA World Cup

World Cup Finals   World Cup Qualifications
Hosts/Year Result Position GP W D* L GS GA Squad GP W D* L GS GA
1930 to 1970 Did not enter - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
1974 Did not qualify - - - - - - - - 8 5 1 2 9 6
1978 Round 1 14th 3 0 1 2 2 8 Squad 12 10 2 0 20 3
1982 Withdrew - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
1986 Disqualified - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
1990 Did not qualify - - - - - - - - 6 5 0 1 12 5
1994 Did not qualify - - - - - - - - 11 5 3 3 23 13
1998 Round 1 20th 3 1 0 2 2 4 Squad 17 8 6 3 57 17
2002 Did not qualify - - - - - - - - 14 9 3 2 36 9
2006 Round 1 25th 3 0 1 2 2 6 Squad 12 9 1 2 29 7
2010 Did not qualify - - - - - - - - 14 5 8 1 15 9
2014 Qualified TBD - - - - - - - 16 10 4 2 30 7
2018 To be determined - - - - - -
2022 To be determined - - - - - -
Total - 4/20 9 1 2 6 6 18 - 110 66 28 16 230 76

Individual Records

Most Capped Players

# Name Career Caps Goals
1 Ali Daei 1993–2006 149 109
2 Javad Nekounam 2000– 136 37
3 Ali Karimi 1998–2013 127 38
4 Mehdi Mahdavikia 1996–2009 111 13
5 Hossein Kaebi 2002– 89 2
6 Karim Bagheri 1993–2010 87 50
7 Mohammad Nosrati 2002– 83 5
= Jalal Hosseini 2007– 83 6
8 Hamid Reza Estili 1990–2000 82 12
10 Javad Zarincheh 1987–2000 80 1

Top Goalscorers

# Name Career Goals Caps Avg/Game
1 Ali Daei 1993–2006 109 149 0.73
2 Karim Bagheri 1993–2010 50 87 0.57
3 Ali Karimi 1998–2013 38 127 0.30
4 Javad Nekounam 2000– 37 136 0.27
5 Gholam Hossein Mazloomi 1969–1977 19 40 0.47
Farshad Pious 1984–1994 19 34 0.56
7 Ali Asghar Modir Roosta 1990–1998 18 32 0.56
Nasser Mohammadkhani 1982–1990 18 25 0.72
9 Vahid Hashemian 1998–2009 15 50 0.30
10 Hamid Alidoosti 1977–1986 14 28 0.5

Coaching Staff

Head Coach Carlos Queiroz
Assistant Coaches Oceano da Cruz
Majid Saleh
Goalkeeping Coach Dan Gaspar
Fitness Coaches
  • Mikko Kujala
  • Mehdi Safaei
Performance Coach Diego Giacchino
Physiotherapist Bruno Mazziotti
Team Doctor Parham Khanlari
Analysts Mehrdad Khanban
Edu Gaspar
Scout Markar Aghajanian
Director Mehdi Mohammad Nabi