Iran Football Federation announced the names of the 22 players who will take part in the 2012 AFC U-19 Championship, which will be held from November 4 to 17 in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). The squad that will be coached by Akbar Mohammadi, i starting training immediately and will be in camp at Azadi Sports complex until the commencement of the tournament.
Iran enjoyed a morale-boosting win ahead of the AFC U-19 Championship by claiming the AFF U19 Tournament in Vietnam with a 2-1 victory over Uzbekistan. Australi and home team Vietnam were the other two participants.
In the final match, Iran’s skipper Alireza Jahanbakhsh scored both his side’s goals, opening the scoring with barely a minute at the Thong Nhat Stadium gone and netted what transpired to be the decisive goal in the 23rd minute, four minutes after Igor Sergeev had headed home Uzbekistan’s equalizer.
Iran is pooled with hosts UAE, Japan and Kuwait in Group A.
List of 22 players
- Roozbeh Chashmi (Moghavamat Tehran),
- Ali Mohsenzadeh (Moghavamat Tehran)
- Vahid Heydarieh (Peykan Tehran)
- MohammadHossein Knanyzadgan (Persepolis)
- Behnam Barzay (Sanat naft Abadan)
- Yusuf Vakya (Foolad Khuzistan)
- Ahmad Abdollahzadeh, (Foolad Khuzistan)
- Amin Jehankohan (Foolad Khuzistan)
- Waleed Mashayzadeh (Foolad Khuzistan)
- Ali Choopani (Sepahan Esfahan)
- MohammadHossein Radmand (Sepahan Esfahan)
- Sardar Azmoon (Sepahan Esfahan)
- Hossein Fazeli (Sepahan Esfahan)
- Mohammad Naseri (Sepahan Esfahan)
- AliReza Jahanbakhsh (Damash)
- Mohammad Daneshgar (Fajr Sepasi)
- Farshid Esmaeili (Fajr Sepasi)
- Mohammad Ali Framarzi (Fajr Sepasi)
- Ehsan Pahlavan (Gostarish Foolad)
- Mohammad Heidari (Mes Kerman)
- Hojat Sidghi (Mes Kerman)
- Farshad Murad Karimi (Mes Kerman)