Source: Mehr News Agency
Carlos Queiroz has announced Iran's pre-World Cup squad of 28 players; Karimi and Rahmati have not been invited. Mehr News quoted Iran's Football Federation website that Carloos Queiroz had invited 28 players, among them European and other so-called 'legionnaires.'
These 28 players should introduce themselves to National Team officials in Azadi HotelThursday, May 8 to attend the camp in Tehran and Austria weeks ahead of the World Cup.
Seyed Jalal Hosseini, Hossein Mahini, Mohammad Reza Khalatbari, Mehrdada Pouladi, Reza Haqiqi (Perspolis), Rahman Ahmadi, Mehdi Sharifi, Ehsan Hajsafi (Sepahan), Hashem Beigzadeh, Amir Hossein Sadeqi, Andranik Teimourian, Khosrow Heidari (Esteghlal), Ahmad Ale Ne'meh (Naft), Qasem Haddadifar, Mohammad Reza Khanzadeh (Zob Ahan), Karim Ansarifard (Traxtor Sazi), Pejman Montazeri (Om Salal), Reza Qouchan Nejad (Charlton) Socha Makani, Bakhtiar Rahmani (Foulad), Javad Nekunam (Al-Kuwait), Alireza Jahanbakhsh (Nijmegen), Ashkan Dejagah (Fulham), Mehrdad Beitashour (Vancouver), Masoud Shojaei (Las Palmas), Danial Davari (Eintracht Braunschweig), Alireza Haqiqi (Sporting Portugal), and Sardar Azmoun are invited to the camp.
Many speculated and hoped that Queiroz would invite Ali Karimi and Mehdi Rahmati, but he deferred these hopes by insisting on his decision to leave them out of the list and not accepting Rahmati's apologies.
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