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Queiroz calls-up 24 players to train in UAE (2-9 Jan 2017)

Carlos QueirozWith one match remaining (Mashinsazi Tabriz v Saipa Alborz deferred on 8 January 2017) to complete Week 15 of Persian Gulf Pro League- that means half of the season – and after Hazfi Cup quarter-finals, head coach Carlos Queiroz named 24 players for Iran training camp in United Arab Emitares. It is not yet clear if Team Melli will face Morocco in a friendly originally scheduled for 6 January 2017.

The Portuguese coach did not invite Iranian footballers that play abroad (better known as Legionnaires), except for Milad Mohammadi who plays in Russian club Terek Grozny.

Notable names are: Zob Ahan offensive pair Pahlevan & Tabrizi; penalty specialist Iranpourian; unexpected top scorer Sasan Ansari (who scored 12 goals in 10 appearences for Foolad Khuzestan). Below the current list.

Mohammadreza Akhbari (Tractorsazi Tabriz)
Alireza Beiranvand (Persepolis Tehran)
Mohammad Rashid Mazaheri (Zob Ahan Isfahan)

Mohammad Ansari (Persepolis Tehran)
Vouria Ghafouri (Esteghlal Tehran)
S. Jalal Hosseini (Persepolis Tehran)
Mohammad Iranpourian (Tractorsazi Tabriz)
Milad Mohammadi (Terek Grozny)
Vahid Mohammadzadeh (Zob Ahan Isfahan)
Ezzatollah Pourghaz (Esteghlal Khuzestan)
Ramin Rezaeian (Persepolis Tehran)

Vahid Amiri (Persepolis Tehran)
Omid Ebrahimi (Esteghlal Tehran)
Ehsan Hajsafi (Sepahan Isfahan)
Kamal Kamyabinia (Persepolis Tehran)
Soroush Rafiei (Tractorsazi Tabriz)
Daryoush Shojaeian (Gostaresh Foolad Tabriz)

Sasan Ansari (Foolad Khuzestan)
Masoud Ebrahimzadeh (Gostaresh Foolad Tabriz)
Farzad Hatami (Tractorsazi Tabriz)
Ehsan Pahlevan (Zob Ahan Isfahan)
Morteza Tabrizi (Zob Ahan Isfahan)
Mehdi Taremi (Persepolis Tehran)
Mehdi Rahim Zahivi (Esteghlal Khuzestan)

4-6 November 2016 weekend: a historic moment for Iran football

Ghoochannejhad, Jahanbakhsh, Mohammadi4-6 November 2016 weekend was a no-stop series of great news about Iranian footballers that play abroad – those who are nicknamed Legionnaires – on Facebook, Twitter, and other websites. Maybe we never had so many talents from the Persian country, able to be so impressive in a couple of days: about 15 years ago there were Iranian players in German and Austrian Bundesliga, Italian Serie A, Belgian Jupiler Pro League, but it seems that the current generation has already marked a record! Let’s see together.


On Friday night Heerenveen took the advantage against Sparta Rotterdam at 9′ thanks to Reza Ghoochannejhad assist to St. Juste.


Heerenveen lost 3:1 after a great rival comeback, but in week 12 of Eredivisie another Iranian assisted his teammate in a very important match on Sunday: AZ Alkmaar v Ajax. Although already leading after thirteen minutes, AZ conceded two goals in the second half until at 79′ Alireza Jahanbakhsh on the right side received the ball making a superb stop and then passed to Weghorst who scored the equalizer.


From Netherlands we fly to Russia for the week 13 of RFPL-Russian Football Premier League.
With a back-heel Sardar Azmoun assisted Erokhin at 26′ as Rostov took the advantage against Arsenal Tula. The Iranian youngster – who previously scored in UEFA Champions League against giants Atletico Madrid – ten minutes later beat the rival goalkeeper with a successful header, helping his club to win with the final 4:1 result. 20-years-old Saeid Ezzatollahi did not enter this game.


In Russia again an Iranian talent passed the golden ball in the match between Terek Grozny and Zenit St. Petersburg: left wing back Milad Mohammadi (born 1993) ran from the left side and assisted Balaj, whose double gave a surprising victory to Terek. Mohammadi showed an excellent performance despite an injured wrist.


Last but not least. After one month Panionios returned to victory, defeating PAOK in week 10 of Souper Ligka Ellada. Iranian number 10 Karim Ansarifard scored the winner goal at 14′ assisted by Ben Nabouhane, inspired by Masoud Shojaei action.