The football federation announced the list of 23 players selected for Team Melli Training camp in South Africa.
There are 9 uncapped players in the list which has none except one of the legionnaires named. Most players are not able to join until the AFC Asian Cup 2015 in Mid January . Sardar Azmoun will be the only player who will attend the camp as the Russian league will be in its winter break. Sajjad Shahabzadeh , the prolific Esteghlal forward who has an excellent scoring record this season, has been included and so is Iman Mobali , the Naft Tehran midfielder who is a key player for the league leader Naft Tehran.
Once again , there is no place for Mohammadreza Khalatbary , arguably , the best forward of the league this current season while Mohsen Mosalman who has just joined Esteghlal on loan from Zob Ahan has failed to make the list.
Rahman AHMADI (Sepahan), Alireza BIRANVAND (Naft Tehran), Mohsen FROUZAN (Esteghlal)
Hashim BEIGZADEH (Esteghlal), Morteza POURALIGANJI (Naft Tehran), AmirHossein SADEGHI (Esteghlal) , Vourya GHAFFORI (Sepahan). MohammadReza KHANZADEH (Persepolis) , Habib GORDANI (Tractorsazi) Ramin REZAEIAN (Rah Ahan), Mohammad NEJADMEHDI (Padideh Mashad)
Andranik TEYMOURIAN (Esteghlal), Omid EBRAHIMI (Esteghlal), Ehsan HAJSAFY(Sepahan), Khosrow HEYDARI (Esteghlal), Vahid AMIRI (Naft Tehran), Mohammad NOURI (Persepolis), Soroush RAFEI (Foolad Khuzestan), Iman MOBALI (Naft Tehran)
Sajjad SHAHABZADEH (Esteghlal) , Sardar AZMOUN (Rubin Kazan RUS), Mehdi SHARIFI (Sepahan) , Masoud HASSANZADEH (Zob Ahan)
Naft Tehran 4
Foolad Khuzestan 1
Padideh Mashad 1
Rah Ahan 1
Rubin Kazan 1
Zob Ahan 1
9 uncapped players