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Iranian teenager nominated for Germany's Under-19 football team

Berlin, July 9, IRNA -- Hertha Berlin's Iranian striker Ashkan Dejagah has been nominated for Germany's Under-19 national football squad which is currently preparing itself for next week's European Cup in Switzerland, the local Berlin press reported Friday.

Germany is to face Spain, Poland and Turkey in the first round of the European Cup.

A 17-year-old teenager, Dejagah is one of the youngest pros ever to play in the German Bundesliga.

Dejagah comes from a "footballer family" as his father played for Iranian first division club Esteghlal (formerly known as Taj) before the 1979 Islamic Revolution.

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