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Team Melli in practise for Togo and Russia

Team Melli started its first training session in preparation for the double-header against Togo and Russia.

Queiroz invited 23 players including Mehdi Taremi who is under FIFA suspension for 4 months !!!

The first match will be in Azadi Stadium against the African team , Togo  currently ranked 121 in the FIFA Ranking. The most famous player in the squad is the 31 years old Emmanuel Adebayor currently playing for Turkish first division side,  İstanbul Başakşehir. 

Togo has many foreign based players however they have been on a downhill for any years suffering lack of resources and internal problems within the team.

Team Melli will resume training tomorrow but in a closed session. Another of Queiroz eccentric moves in dealing with media and journalist who will be banned from watching the session. 

The squad is as follows.

  1. Ahmad Abdollahzadeh
  2. Akbar Imani
  3. Ali Golizadeh
  4. Alireza Beyranvand
  5. Ashkan Dejagah
  6. Daniel Mahini
  7. Hamed Lak
  8. Hossein Mahini
  9. Kamal Kamibinya
  10. Mehdi Taremi
  11. Mehdi Torabi
  12. Mohammad Ansari
  13. Mohammad Hossein Kananizadegan
  14. Morteza Tabrizi
  15. Omid Ebrahimi
  16. Omid Noorafkan
  17. Roozbeh Cheshmi
  18. Saeed Aghaei
  19. Sasan Ansari
  20. Seyed Jalal Hosseini
  21. Vahid Amiri.
  22. Vahid Mohammadzadeh
  23. Vouria Ghafouri

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