Reza Ghoocanejad has been finally cleared to play for Iran after all the documents were scrutinized and approved by FIFA. Carlos Queiroz who has invited the Dutch-Iranian player for the summer camp in Hungary , was disappointed when he heard that Ghoochanejad would not be available for the Lebanon match as his papers were not cleared in time.
With Ghoochanejad being available, Queiroz finally completed the jigsaw of European based players that he was seeking from the beginning of his reign with Team Melli. Both , Omid Nazari and Ashkan Dejagah are also included in the 24 man squad.
Ali Karimi , who is an outcast with his club and has been fired from Perspolis , is included in the squad , despite the fact that Perspolis captain has not played competitively or trained with his team for over two weeks.
The other new player for the squad , is Mes Kerman player . Iran based Ahmad Hassanzadeh, else Queiroz has selected his strongest squad with Andranik “Ando” Teymourian once again being available after he was suspended for the Lebanon game. Hadi Aghili is the only player who is not available due to injury.
The 24 players list
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