NUREMBERG, Germany, June 11 (Mehr News Agency) - Croat manager Branko Ivankovic here Sunday unveiled the starting lineup for the 2006 World Cup opener against Mexico. The trainer named 12 players, out of whom either defender Amir-Hossein Sadeqi or midfielder Andranik Teimurian is fielded.
Ebrahim Mirzapur, Rahman Rezaii, Mohammad Nosrati, Yahya Golmohammadi, Hossein Ka'bi, Javad Nekunam, Andranik Teimurian (Amir-Hossein Sadeqi), Mehdi Mahdavikia, Ali Karimi, Vahid Hashemian, and Ali Daei are pitted against Mexico in the Group D match in Frankenstadion, Nuremberg, at 1600 GMT Sunday.
Iran arrays against Portugal and Angola in Frankfurt and Leipzig on June 17 and 21 respectively.
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