Carlos Queiroz announced a list of 28-players for the friendly against Tajikistan (November 6) followed by the World Cup qualifier against Uzbekistan (November 14), both in Azadi stadium.
The final list of 23 or 24 players for the Uzbekistan match will be announced after the Tajikistan match , which is played outside the FIFA recognized day , resulting in the unavailability of several legionnaires players.
To compensate for the absentees , more Persian Gulf League players were invited.
The announced list have some notable absentees such as Malavan’s Maziar Zare, and the suspended Osasuna player, Masoud Shojaei. Hadi Aghili is still recovering from the injury that prevented him playing against Korea Rep., while Rubin Kazan keeper Alireza Haghighi, who never made an impact with the Russian club , has been omitted due to lack of match practice
There are returns for some familiar names , such as wingers Arash Afshin (pictured) and Yaghoub Karimi. in addition to the previously injured young defender Shoja’a Khalilzade.
The list of invited players.
Khosrow HEYDARI- Esteghlal
Hossein MAHINI - Persepolis
Jalal HOSSEINI,- Persepolis
Pejman MONTAZERI,- Esteghlal
Mohammad Nosrati – Tractor Sazi
Shojaa KHALILZADEH, - Mes
Mehrdad POOLADI, - Persepolis
Ehsan HAJSAFY, - Tractor Sazi
Javad NEKOUNAM - Esteghlal
Andranik TEYMOURIAN, - Kharaityat, QAT
Pejman NOURI- Malavan
Abolghasim DEHNAVI, - Tractor Sazi
Omid NAZARI- Ängelholms, SWE
Ali KARIMI - Persepolis
Mohammad NOURI - Persepolis
Milad Nouri – Saba
Ashkan DEJAGAH – Fulham, ENG
Reza GHOOCHANEJAD – Sint Truiden, BEL
MohamadReza KHALATBARY- Sepahan
Yaghoub Karimi – Naft Tehran
Arash Afshin – Foolad
Ahmad Hassanzadeh – Mes
Mohammad Ghazi NAJAFABADI- Persepolis
Karim ANSARIFARD - Persepolis
Jalal Rafkhaei – Malavan