Team Melli will set camp in Hungary in preparation for the upcoming FIFA World Cup 2012 Asian Zone Qualification matches.
The Director of Media and International Relations in IRIFF , Khosrow Valizadeh has announced the details of the upcoming Team Melli training camp. The selected players , will be gathering in Tehran on Wednesday evening before flying to Hungary a day later on Thursday 9th August 2012.
Carlos Queiroz will be announcing the list of the players next Monday at the latest and the list will include a few new faces , according to Valizadeh . He added that since the start of the league, there has been a few impressive performances by some players which attracted the attention of the Portuguese Team Melli coach , and hence , it is quite probable that a few players will be added to the current squad.
Khosrow Valizadeh mentioned that the venue for the friendly match against Tunisia which was scheduled to be held on 25th August in Budapest has been changed. Since hist nation Hungary has a friendly game in the same day in the capital city , according to FIFA rules , two international matches cannot be held in the same city on a FIFA day. Valizadeh stated that IRIFF is actively seeking an alternative venue for the match , away from Budapest in coordination with the Tunisians.
Asked about the rumors of Reza Ghoochinejad joining Team Melli , Valizadeh denied any knowledge of the Mashhad born Iranian-Dutch footballer, who currently plays for Sint-Truiden in the Belgian Pro League , is in the list of Queiroz, however , he said that barring any visa problems , a few new faces will be in the list of passengers to Hungary without specifically naming them.
Carlos Queiroz has visted Jordan to inspect the training facilities for team Melli’s upcoming September camp in Amman, added Valizadeh . Queiroz will be back on time to attend the Pesrpolis – Saba match in Azadi.