TEHRAN, July 21 (Mehr News Agency) - Skipper Ali Daei and midfielder Fereydun Zandi were dropped from Iran's national football team here Friday.
Newly appointed trainer Amir Qal'e-Noii called up 40 players to get ready for the Asian Nations Cup, but he did not summon regular Daei and left winger Zandi.
The following invited players are to gather at the National Teams Camp, west of Tehran, Sunday.
Defender Mohammad Nosrati will also join the players when he recovers from his leg injury.
Goalkeepers: Ebrahim Mirzapur, Vahid Taleblu, Hassan Rudbarian, Mehdi Rahmati
Defenders: Rahman Rezaii, Amir-Hossein Sadeqi, Sohrab Bakhtiarizadeh, Hadi Aqili, Hadi Shakuri, Mahmud Fekri, Karim Baqeri, Piruz Qorbani
Midfielders: Alireza Vahedi-Nikbakht, Mehrzad Ma'danchi, Hashem Beigzadeh, Javad Shirzad, Hossein Ka'bi, Javad Kazemian, Mehdi Amirabadi, Andranik Teymurian, Masud Shojaii, Morteza Khanzadeh, Mohmmad Nuri, Meysam Maniei, Moharram Navidkia, Hossein Badamaki, Hossein Kazemi, Siavash Akbarpur, Mehdi Rajabzadeh, Alireza Abbasfard, Gholam Rezaii, Mehdi Mahdavikia, Javad Nekunam, Iman Mob'ali, Ali Karimi
Strikers: Farhad Majidi, Rasul Khatibi, Gholamreza Enayati, Vahid Hashemian, Arash Borhani
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