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Squad announced for Turkmenistan matches.

Iran’s national football team will face Turkmenistan in the preliminary stage of the World Cup on 21st March in Tehran’s Azadi Stadium. This match will be held at 19:30. Iran’s national football team will play the first leg against Turkmenistan on the 21st and then will travel to play away in Turkmenistan on March 26th

Iran is in Group E of the 2026 FIFA World Cup qualifiers along with Uzbekistan, Hong Kong, and Turkmenistan. The names of the players invited to the squad for this match were announced by head coach Amir Ghalenoei as follows:


Alireza Beiranvand, Payam Niazmand, Seyed Hossein Hosseini, Aria Shakouri


Shoja Khalilzadeh, Hossein Kanaanizadegan, Amin Hizbavi, Saman Fallah, Ramin Rezaeian, Saleh Hardani, Milad Mohammadi, Abolfazl Jalali, Hossein Goudarzi


Omid Nourafkan, Saman Ghoddos Saeed Ezzatollahi, Mohammad Ghorbani, Ali Gholizadeh, Allhayar Sayyadmanesh, Mehdi Limuchi, Mehdi Torabi, Alireza Jahanbakhsh


Mehdi Taremi, Javad Aghaeipour, Sardar Azmoun, Mohammad Reza Azadi , Saeed Saharkhizan , Mohammad Mohebi, Mehdi Ghaeydi,

Omid Team starts with an impressive win.

Tashkent: Iran and Uzbekistan look set to battle for the sole automatic ticket to the AFC U23 Asian Cup™ Qatar 2024 Finals after impressive wins in Group E of the Qualifiers on Wednesday. 

Omid Team opened their campaign with a 3-0 win over Hong Kong, China while hosts Uzbekistan sailed 8-1 past Afghanistan.

Iran started on the front foot at the Lokomotiv Stadium and their positive approach paid early dividends, with defender Amin Hazbavi giving them a second minute lead.

The U23 team continued to dictate terms for the remainder of the first half and were rewarded again just before the break with Mohammad Ghorbani doubling their advantage in the 44th minute after heading into the net from a perfect cross.

Hong Kong, China fought valiantly in the second half to find a way back but substitute Allahyar Sayyadmanesh of Hull City ,settled the proceedings with Iran’s third goal in the 88th minute. 

Omid Team will play Afghanistan next Saturday.

Omid team announced

The list of Omid football team preparing for participation in the Olympic qualifiers was announced. Head coach Reza Enayati and his coaching staff selected these players for the training camp starting Thursday.

The list includes:

Sina Saidifar, Sina Ghasemi, Ali Asghar Sadeghi, Saman Turanian, Mohammad Reza Khaledabadi, Amin Hizbavi, Ali Pourdara, Allahyar Sayadmanesh, Mohammad Ghorbani, Aria Yousefi, Mohammad Javad Hosseinnejad, Payam Parsa, Saman Fallah, Amir Jafari, Mohammad Reza Bardbar, Aria Barzgar, Taha Tabatabai, Mohammad Hossein Eslami, Hossein Guderzi, Alireza Bavieh, Mehdi Ahmadi, Yassin Salmani and Daniyal Iri

Team Omid’s camp will start at noon Thursday at Evin Parsian Hotel in Tehran, Amongst the invitees, there will be two absentees Amin Hizbavi playing in Al Sadd in Qatar, and Allahyar Sayyadmanesh who plays in the English Championship.

It is not clear if their respective clubs will release the players for this competition. Iran failed to qualify for the Olympics since 1980 (43 years back).

Amir Ghalenoei announces his first squad

Amir Ghalenoei has picked up his first squad ahead of the two international friendlies against Russia and then Kenya both in Azadi Stadium, Tehran.

There were no major surprises as the bulk of the previous Team Melli squad was picked. Ghalenoei, however, did not call eight players from the previous squad of Carlos Queiroz. Karim Ansarifard, Saman Ghoddos, Ali Karimi, Milad Mohammadi, Abolfazl Jalali, Morteza Pouraliganji,  Amir Abedzadeh and Majid Hosseini. Apart from the latter who is injured, the rest have been suffering performance issues or warming their club’s benches.

One of the notable absentees is Allahyar Sayyadmanesh, of Hull City in the championship. Although he is back after a longish injury deprived him of playing, it seems that Sayyadmanesh still requires more time to fully recover.


Of the new players, many of them passed 25 years of age bracket, Hezbavi of Team Melli U19, is the most significant. Despite his good performance in Uzbekistan in the AFC U19  Asian Cup 2023, he was unable to lead the team to the finals, although his selection to Team Melli is a good consolation.


the squad

Position No. Player Club Age Caps
MF 1 Ahmad Nourollahi Shabab Al Ahli (UAE) 29 28
MF 2 Ali Gholizadeh Kasimspor (TUR) 26 29
MD 3 Alireza Jahanbakhsh Feyenoord (NED) 29 66
GK 4 Alireza Beiranvand Persepolis (IRA) 30 54
FW 5 Amirhossein Hosseinzadeh Charleroi (BEL) 22 3
DF 6 Aref Aghasi Foolad Khuzestan (IRN) 26 2
DF 7 Armin Sohrabian Gol Gohar Sirjan (IRN) 27 0
MF 8 Ehsan Hajsafi AEK Athens (GRE) 32 122
GK 9 Hossein Hosseini Esteghlal (IRA) 30 8
FW 10 Hossein Kanaani Al Ahli (QAT) 28 36
GK 11 Hossein Pourhamidi Aluminum( Arak (IRN) 24 0
DF 12 Mehdi Hosseini Mes Rafsanjan IRI) 29 0
FW 13 Mehdi Taremi Porto (POR) 30 63
MF 14 Mehdi Torabi Persepolis (IRA) 29 39
MF 15 Milad Sarlak Persepolis (IRA) 27 11
MF 16 Milad Zakipour Sepahan (IRA) 27 0
DF 17 Mohammad Amin Hizbavi Foolad Khuzestan (IRN) 19 0
FW 18 Mohammad Hossein Eslami Zob Ahan (IRI) 22 0
MF 19 Mohammad Karimi Sepahan (IRA) 26 0
MF 20 Mohammad Mohebi Esteghlal (IRA) 24 3
DF 21 Omid Noorafken Sepahan (IRA) 25 15
GK 22 Payam Niazmand Sepahan (IRA) 27 1
FW 23 Ramin Rezaeian Sepahan (IRA) 32 48
FW 24 Reza Asadi Tractor Tabriz (IRI) 27 0
FW 25 Reza Shekhari Gol Gohar Sirjan (IRI) 24 0
GK 26 Roozbeh Cheshmi Esteghlal (IRA) 30 21
DF 27 Sadegh Moharrami Dinamo Zagreb (CRO) 26 21
MF 28 Saeid Ezatolahi Vejle (DEN) 26 50
FW 29 Sardar Azmoun Bayer Leverkusen (GER) 27 68
FW 30 Shahriar Mughanloo Sepahan (IRA) 28 0
DF 31 Shoja Khalilzadeh Al Ahli (QAT) 33 25
MF 32 Vahid Amiri Persepolis (IRA) 34 68

The full state of Hull City’s injury curse revealed as Allahyar undergoes surgery

Shota Arveladze has revealed Iranian international Allahyar Sayyadmanesh is likely to miss the next month of action at least, after pulling up with a hamstring problem in Tuesday night’s 1-1 draw at Burnley.

The youngster has impressed in the early weeks of the Championship season, but his enforced absence will be a real blow to the Tigers, who are already without key performers like Jean Michael Seri, Ryan Longman, Brandon Fleming, and Greg Docherty.

The prognosis on Allahyar Sayyadmanesh’s torn hamstring is less positive, however, with the Iranian striker undergoing surgery in London earlier this week. Allahyar is likely to be sidelined for around three months putting his hopes of appearing at this winter’s World Cup in Qatar in serious jeopardy.

This bad news comes at the time that Allahyar was one of the certain candidates for inclusion in the squad for Qatar. Iran will be playing two friendly games against Uruguay and Senegal in Austria that Sayyadmanesh will definitely miss.

Progress of Team Melli legionnaires in Europe

As if the shambolic status of football is not bad enough, the disappointing news from Europe has cast a shadow on Team Melli with less than 100 days to go to the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022.

Nine key Team Melli players are engaged in the European leagues plus a possible few more candidates for selection which Dragan Skocic has been keeping a close look at.

Jahanbakhsh, Azmoun, Taremi, Ansarifard, Hajsafy, Mohammadi, and Sayyadmanesh are the main squad players in addition to Alipour who is one of the strong contenders for selection.
Apart from Mehdi Taremi who has started the new league where he left off scoring a brace in the opening match, the news of the rest has been not encouraging and in many cases quite disappointing.

Alireza Jahanbakhsh, the Captain of Team Melli has been having a tough time since he moved to Feyenoord. His chances of continuing with the famous Dutch club are slim as he is turned from a promising start to a fringe player making cameo appearances for the club. It is safe to say that Jahanbakhsh has never fulfilled his potential with Brighton and now it seems that the story is repeating itself in the Dutch league with Feyenoord.

Sardar Azmoun is a similar story in the Bundesliga. Unlike his brilliant displays and goal-scoring traits in the Russian league, the leading forward of Team Melli is finding life tough in German football as he has been struggling with Leverkusen. It will not be long before Azmoun becomes a bench player with the way things are progressing unless he drastically improves.

Mehdi Taremi has no such problem as his country teammates and seems to be enjoying his time with FC Porto who are leading the Portuguese table with 2 wins out of 2. Despite the disappointment of not being sought by major European Clubs in the transfer market as some of his teammates have succeeded in, Taremi seems to be content with doing his job in Portugal and enhancing his reputation in the process.

Allahyar Sayadmanesh who plays for the second-tier English league club has shown enough promise for the club to buy him outright after a loan spell from Fenerbahce. Hull City is leading the Championship table with two wins out of two. Sayyadmanesh is hoping to make a real impression in order for Dragan Skocic to dislodge Ansarifard and pick the young forward for the World Cup.

Karim Ansarifard’s case is perhaps the most disappointing. The Greek club AEK Athens has been having difficulty finding a buyer for the unwanted Ansarifard. It seems that the much-traveled forward is on the move again after a disappointing in the 2021/22 season where he played 29 matches but scored 4 goals only.

Milad Mohammadi and Ehsan Hajsafy seem to have better fortune with AEK Athens. Although the new season has not started yet, it seems that the club intended to keep the two Iranians in their squad for 2022/23 season.

Amir Abedzadeh is experiencing his second season with the second-tier Spanish league club Ponferradina. Although the season has not started yet, Abedzadeh played well for the team and managed to make 35 appearances for the club.

Saman Ghoddos has been perhaps the most disappointing of the lot playing for Brentford, or at least trying to play. He was an unused substitute in his club’s brilliant performance in destroying Manchester United 4-0 on Saturday. All 5 Brentford were used in the demolishing of Man Utd but Ghoddos was nowhere to be seen. He was not even on the bench for the first match against Leicester City on the opening day of the English Premier League. It seems that his days in Brentford are numbered.

Ali Alipour is another forward lurking in the shadow of the big boys of Team Melli.  The 26 years old forward has changed club this season moving to Gil Vicente in the Portuguese League. He started the new season well by scoring in the first match. Alipour is a real contender for a place on the plane to Doha comes the World Cup.

The youngest players in Team Melli history.

Team Melli prides itself in giving young talents to serve their country and shine international level. In fact, over 60 players made their debut for the National Team of Iran at the age of twenty or less. Some of the young players went on to make successful careers while other younger players did not progress at later stages of their careers.

At the top of the table, lies a footballer for Khuzestan who stormed Iran’s football with dazzling displays in the age groups.  Hossein Kaebi, who hardly spoke Farsi at his younger age, was an eye-catching player who quickly rose through the ranks in Khuzestan and was picked for the U16, U18, and the Omid Team of Iran. Somewhere along the line of progress of his football  Kaebi was also picked to play for Team Melli at the tender age of 16 breaking the long-time record for the youngest player held by the legendary Parviz Ghleechkhani,

Kaebi was born in Ahvaz on 23-Sep-85. He made his International Debut: against Slovakia on 06th Feb 2002 aged 16 years 4 months 14 days. 

Kaebi went on to play 92 times for Team Melli scoring 2 goals.

Lying second in the table is the Legendary Parviz Ghleechkhani at 17 years of age.  Ghleechkhani is by far the most celebrated Iranian footballer in history. No play in Iran has approached the achievement of this footballer. He has lifted the AFC Asian Cup 3 consecutive times. No player in Asia has achieved this. Ghleechkhani also played in three Olympic games, Tokyo 1964, Munich 1972, and Montreal 1976  playing 9 matches in total.

Ghleechkhani also won the Gold Medal in Tehran Asian Games in 1974 and was a Silver medallist at the Asian Games 1966 in Bangkok. He missed the 1978 World Cup because of his political activities rather than his abilities, but that hardly affects the resume of the greatest player in Iranian football who made his debut at the tender age of 17 years 11 months 2 days when he played against East Germany in the Tokyo Olympic Games 1964.  He went on to play 66 times for Iran scoring 14 goals, the most famous of which was the long-range strike against Australia in Azadi.; Amazingly, Ghleechkhani never played as a substitute. He started all of his 66 matches for Team Melli.

The third top player is Allahyar SAYYADMANESH the wonder boy who dazzled at the age group teams. The forward who is currently playing with the English Championship side, Hul City was still amongst the U18 team when he was picked for Team Melli playing. In FIFA U!& World Cup in India, Allahyar shined for Iran and went on to reach the quarter-finals where they were beaten by Spain. Sauuadmanesh scored 3 goals in that tournament.

On June 6th, 2019 in a friendly match against Syria in Azadi stadium, the first match of Team Melli under Marc Wilmots, the Belgian coach introduced the talented Sayyadmanesh as a substitute in the 79th minute. 10 minutes later, he scored in his debut to become one of the youngest Iranian players to score in their debut. Still

Sayyadmanesh was 17 years 11 months 8 days old on his debut and so far has made 7 appearances for Team Melli scoring 1 goal. He has a long career ahead.

List of youngest Team Melli debutants

1- Hossein KAEBI  [16]
2 Parviz GHLEECHKHANI [17]
3-  Allahyar SAYYADMANESH [17]
4- Mehrzad MADANCHI [18]
5- Iman MOBALI [18]

6- Ehsan HAJSAFI [18]
7- Hossein EBRAHIMI [18]
8- Mostafa ARAB [18]
9- Hameed SHIRZADEGAN [18]
10- Hassan NAZARI [18]

11- Ali JABBARI [18]
12- Saeid EZZATOLLAHI [18]
13- Mohammad Ali KARIMI [19]
14- Javad KAZEMIAN [19]
15- Mehdi MAHDAVIKIA [19]

16- Javad NEKOUNAM [19]
17- Arash BORHANI [19]
18- Amir AGHAHOSSEINI [19]
19- Homayoun BEHZADI [19]
20- Mehrab SHAHROUKHI [19]

21- Gholamhossein MAZLOOMI [19]
22- Nasser HEJAZI [19]
23- Hassan ROWSHAN [19]
24- Masih MASIHNIA [19]
25- Alireza KHORSHIDI [19]

Hull City sign Allahyar Sayyadmanesh on permanent deal decision

Allahyar has impressed since coming into the Hull City side (Image: James Heaton/News Images)

Allahyar Sayyadmanesh arriveed back at Hull City to join in with the first of pre-season training that started on June 20th, after Acun Ilicali confirmed the Iranian striker would be moving on a permanent deal from Turkish giants Fenerbahce.

Sayyadmanesh has become a popular figure both in the Tigers dressing room and on the MKM Stadium terraces after pinning down a regular place in Shota Arveladze’s squad following his January loan move from the Super Lig. City have already agreed a fee with Fenerbahce which is believed to be in the region of £2m, while personal terms with the 20-year-old were thrashed out some time ago.

“Allahyar is like a piece of my jewelry”, Ilicali told Hull Live. “He’s our jewelry. He’s very talented and is progressing. I’ve said before that I think he can be the new Mohammed Salah. I’m not saying he is that now but he can be in the future, he has a big passion (for Hull City) and potential.

“When you look at the field of play, you see a guy who is moving quicker than everybody else. It’s like on the Playstation, there’s a player who is moving faster and you put him in the best positions – for me, Allahyar is that player. He has to improve of course, but when I look at our fans, they are cheering him and giving motivation to him. He is so happy and he’s now in paradise.”

Sayyadmanesh Opens his scoring with Hull City.

Team Melli forward, Allahyar Sayyadmanesh has finally opened his scoring account for his championship club side, Hull City.

Hull City ended their run of six successive home defeats thanks to two early goals that proved enough to beat Cardiff City 2-1.

Hull made a dream start with two goals inside 11 minutes as Allahyar Sayyadmanesh was gifted an opener by a terrible Cardiff defensive mix-up.

Lewie Coyle fired home a second within minutes after a fine team move.

Cardiff improved after the break and Aden Flint headed home his sixth goal of the season to set up a tense finale.

The win was important for Hull, who ended their recent home travails.

Hull boss Shota Arveladze made one change to the side that shocked Middlesbrough in midweek with Coyle recalled at right wing-back as the hosts looked to avoid unwanted history.

It is home wins that Hull have been struggling for, having lost six successive Championship games on their ground, one shy of a club record, so the Tigers opted to wear their away kit, hoping it would spark a change in fortunes.

Cardiff paid for their miss and then some, because they were 2-0 down within 10 minutes and very much the architects of their own downfall.

They gifted Hull an opener when Mark McGuinness’ backpass left goalkeeper Dillon Phillips stranded as Iranian forward Sayyadmanesh was able to round him and pass the ball into the net.

Cardiff did not respond well to the setback as they conceded again two minutes later when McGuinness mis-hit an attempted clearance and Cody Drameh could not control the ball, allowing Regan Slater to find Coyle, who found the roof of the net with a fine finish.

Recently, Hull City coach Shota Arveladze praised Allahyar Sayyadmanesh after his first start over the weekend against Middlesbrough.

Hull City has pretty much secured its place in the Championship again for next season after a 1-0 win at the Riverside Stadium thanks to Keane Lewis-Potter’s strike in 74 minutes. Sayyadmanesh started from the off for the first time and was substituted for Tyler Smith in the second half.

Arveladze was impressed with what he saw and praised his Iranian winger. “I think he (Allahyar Sayyadmanesh) did well (against Middlesbrough). It was his first start and he looked good,” the Georgian said.

Hull City signed Sayyadmanesh on a loan deal until the end of the season from Fenerbahce and he has since made eight appearances in all competitions, seven of which have come as cameo substitute appearances.

Allahyar Sayyadmanesh settling in at Hull City – he just needs goals

IT can be dangerous to make predictions in football, but one can safely be made regarding Hull City’s Iranian striker Allahyar Sayyadmanesh.
When he finally breaks his scoring duck for the Tigers – hopefully, sooner rather than later – expect his teammates to quickly make a beeline for him and warmly embrace him.

It will mean a lot to him and his teammates, not to mention those close to him back in his home city of Amol, close to the Caspian Sea in northern Iran.

Moving between clubs in mid-season is rarely straightforward, more especially when you swap not only countries but differing cultures.

That is the reality that confronted Sayyadmanesh when he switched to East Yorkshire from Turkish giants Fenerbache at the end of January.

Brought in on loan with a view to the transfer being made permanent in the summer, the 20-year-old was always likely to require a period of integration.

With a full pre-season behind him, one school of thought suggests that 2022-23 might be his time when Hull – should they wish – will see the best of him.

So Hull may have to read beyond his current statistics – no goals in six games so far, with an injury not helping his cause.

Hull City's Allahyar Sayyadmanesh during a Sky Bet Championship match at MKM Stadium, Hull. (Picture: PA)

Hull City’s Allahyar Sayyadmanesh during a Sky Bet Championship match at MKM Stadium, Hull. 

In the here and now, he could just do with a goal to back the positive impression he has made on the training ground.

City head coach Shota Arveladze said: “If he’d scored last week, it would be much better for me and it would be a great leap. He has had two great chances in the last few weeks, but it will come.

“I would have liked to have used him much more, but he got injured and it takes time.

Allahyar Sayyadmanesh signed in January (Picture: Hull City)

Allahyar Sayyadmanesh signed in January (Picture: Hull City)

Given that this is his third loan spell away from Fenerbahce, having previously impressed during spells at İstanbulspor and Ukrainian outfit Zorya Luhansk, Sayyadmanesh clearly has a bit about him as an individual.

It is a view backed up by Arveladze, with the club going out of their way to help him assimilate into life in Yorkshire.

Events like on Thursday when Hull owner Acun Ilicali took players and coaching staff to an Italian restaurant for a team meal during a flying visit to the city, all help play their part.

Arveladze continued: “He (Sayyadmanesh) is good and passionate and he has a will to do well in football and they (Iranians) have this history.
“He has been raised well and knows about respect and his position and how to act with the boys in the dressing room from his mum and dad and friends.“If we want people and players to succeed, we have to try and get them involved in every case.

“Let’s say they spend four hours at the club from 9 am to one or 1.30 pm. For the rest of the hours, they are outside.

“I don’t believe being on Zoom and Skype and having lunch with their families on the screen will make them play better. They have to be integrated. His English is good enough and his girlfriend is here.”

While Sayyadmanesh could be involved today, Mallik Wilks, the club’s top-scorer last season with 22 goals, is unlikely to be.

Despite City’s struggles for goals of late, Wilks – despite being fit again after recovering from a foot injury – has been omitted from several match-day squads. Given that he has scored in his last two games against Boro, he might be useful today.

On Wilks – out of contract in June although City have an option to add another year – Arveladze said: “I’ve spoken to him two or three times. He is a fantastic lad. I am just waiting for when he gets really fit and have talked to him about getting his energy and speed back.

“I am still pulling him out and telling him: ‘Come on, Mallik, we need you’.

“It can be quite long for speedy, heavy-muscled boys, like him. It is difficult to get to the level he was before. He had six to seven weeks out, then had a small injury and last week, he was sick and missed sessions. It is a little bit complicated.”