The list of 25-man squad was announced by Iran’s Futsal technical staff. This list is required by FIFA ahead of the commencement of the FIFA Futsal World Cup that is scheduled to be held in Thailand.
The two main surprises in the list was the elimination of the Vahid Shamsaei and the recall of Mostafa Nazari after he was excluded from the AFC Asian Futsal Championship earlier this year.
Vahid Shamsaei , (born 21st September 1975) currently a member of Dabiri Tabriz after transferring from Foolad Mahan where he played since 2008 , is the world top futsal scorer in addition to being the most celebrated futsal player in Iran. Shamsaei had differences with the federation and the coaching staff recently, however , there is no indication that this exclusion is a disciplinary measure.
According to AmirHossein Poormohammad, national futsal team Media & Communication manager, the names of the players are as follows:
Mojtaba Nasiriniya, Mahmoud Lotfi, Sajjad Bandi Saadi, Mohammad Keshavarz, Hamid Ahmadi, Javad Asghari Moghaddam, Ali Asghar Hassanzadeh, Mostafa Tayebi, Masoud Daneshvar, Mohammad Taheri, Mehdi Javid, Mostafa Nazari, Ahmad Ismailpour, Ali Rahnema, Hossein Tayebi, Qodrat Bahadori, Afshin Kazemi, Farhad Fakhim, Saeed Kiaei, Alireza Samimi, Farid Namazi, Sepehr Mohammadi, Hamid Yousefi, Majid Tikdarynezhad and Mohammad Koohestani.
The final squad for FIFA Futsal World Cup 2012 matches, to be held between 1st to 18th November 2012 will only comprise of 14 players.