Source: IRNA_UR; photos by Ahmad Moeinijam
The Iranian national football team left for Brazil on Tuesday to participate in the 2014 World Cup. Iran will play Nigeria in Curitiba in their opening match on June 16.
Hossein Fereydoun, the Iranian President's Special Aid, Minister of Sports and Youth Mahmoud Goudarzi and Head of Football Federation Ali Kafashian had participated in the seeing off ceremony of the team.
Iran has been drawn in Group F along with Nigeria, Argentina and Bosnia- Herzegovina.
Carlos Queiroz's men will face Argentina and Bosnia-Herzegovina on June 21 and June 25, respectively.
The 2014 FIFA World Cup will be the 20th edition of the international sports event and is scheduled to take place from June 13 to July 13 in Brazil.
Iran's World Cup Squad:
Goalkeepers: Daniel Davari (Eintracht Braunschweig/GER), Rahman Ahmadi (Sepahan Isfahan), Alireza Haqiqi (Sporting da Covilha/POR)
Defenders: Hossein Mahini (Persepolis), Jalal Hosseini (Persepolis), Ehsan Hajsafi (Sepahan Isfahan), Amir Hossein Sadeqi (Esteghlal), Hashem Beykzadeh (Esteghlal), Khosrow Heidari (Esteghlal), Ahmad Alenemeh (Naft Tehran), Pejman Montazeri (Umm Salal SC/QAT), Steven Beitashour (Vancouver Whitecaps FC/CAN), Mohammad Reza Khanzadeh (Zob Ahan Isfahan)
Midfielders: Mehrdad Pouladi (Persepolis), Reza Haghighi (Persepolis), Andranik Teymourian (Esteghlal), Ghasem Hadadifar (Zob Ahan Isfahan), Bakhtiar Rahmani (Foolad), Javad Nekounam (Kuwait SC/KUW), Ashkan Dejagah (Fulham/ENG), Masoud Shojaei (UD Las Palmas/ESP)
Forwards: Karim Ansarifard (Tractor Sazi), Reza Ghoochannejhad (Charlton Athletic/ENG), Alireza Jahanbakhsh
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