Assistant coach of Team Melli , Omid Namazi , has confirmed that contacts have been established with the Japanese/Iranian player Aria Jasuru Hasegawa
The FC Tokyo player is born in Japan from an Iranian father and Japanese Mother. Carlos Queiroz has earlier expressed his interest in the Japanese/Iranian player. Namazi said “The negotiation is in its infancy , and nothing is for certain yet. We want to know if Aria has interest playing for Team Melli”
On the status of Team Melli preparation Namazi said that at this stage , the players are busy with their clubs. We have no immediate plan to assemble a squad, however we are constantly monitoring the league players and will certainly picked the best player after watching their performance in the league ”
Namazi had no idea about the published information in the FIFA website of the match between Team Melli and Guinea on 5th March 2014 “I know they were negotiating some deal , but I am unaware that an agreement has been reached and a match is supposed to be played”
On the rumors about Carlos Queiroz and the vacant Tottenham Hotspurs job, Namazi said “I know that Queiroz has expressed his interest to return to English league once again as he is highly regarded there after his work with Man Utd, but at the moment , He is busy with Team Melli and preparing for the World Cup. I don’t beleive he will leave his job.”. Namazi emphasized that he is expressing his own opinion.