HO CHI MINH CITY
Iran’s youth team will be taking part in a 4 side AFF U19 TOURNAMENT 2012 which will be played in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam from 2 – 8 September 2012.
Under 19-year squad will line up against Australia, Uzbekistan and host Vietnam in the competition as part of their preparations for the AFC U-19 Championship which will be held in the United Arab Emirates in November, which will also serve as the qualifiers for the 2013 FIFA U-20 World Cup to be held in Turkey next June/July.
Iran have been announced as the a replacement for Thailand who announced their withdrawal for the Asean Football Federation Tournament early in August.
Alongside Iran will be hosts Vietnam, Uzbekistan and Australia which will make the tournament this year nothing short of being ultra-competitive.
Akbar Mohammady , the Team Melli U19 Youth Coach, announced the name of 26 players for the tournament. The squad will be training in the National Training Camp in Azadi until their departure to Vietnam for the tournament.
Iran U 19 SQUAD
Roozbeh Chashmi , Ali Mohsenzadeh, Alireza Ramezani (Moghavamat Tehran)
Vahid Heydarieh (Peykan)
Mohammad Hossein Canaani Zadegan (Perspolis)
Behnam Barzay, Mohammad Borhani (Sanat Naft Abadan )
Yusuf Vakya , Walid Mashaaei zadeh, Reza Ahmadi , Ahmed Abdullah Zadeh, Amin Jehan-Kohan, Ali Akbar Ahaki,(Foolad Khuzestan)
Sardar Azmoon, Ali Choobani, Mohammad Nasseri , Hossein Moradmand, Hossein Fazeli, (Sepahan Esfahan)
Alireza Jahanbakhsh (Damash Gilan)
Farshid Esmaeili, Mohammad Daneshgar (Fajr Sepasi )
Ehsan Pahlavan (Gostarish Foolad Tabriz)
Ehsan Kiani, Ahmad Eskandari, , Mohammad Ali Faramarzi, Davoud Bahaduri, Mohammad Hossein Heydari, Hojat Sedghi, Omid Ghorbani
AFF UNDER-19 CHAMPIONSHIP FIXTURES
Date Match No. Teams Time Venue
2 Sept 2012 1 Australia vs Uzbekistan 1600 Thong Nhat Stadium
2 IR Iran vs Vietnam 1830
4 Sept 2012 3 Uzbekistan vs IR Iran 1600 Thong Nhat Stadium
4 Vietnam vs Australia 1830
6 Sept 2012 5 Australia vs IR Iran 1600 Thong Nhat Stadium
6 Uzbekistan vs Vietnam 1830
8 Sept 2012 7 3rd Position match 1600 Thong Nhat Stadium
8 Final match 1830