Iran Portraits - 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia

Iran World Cup Squad Photos

Iran’s biggest star is its coach, Portuguese icon Carlos Queiroz, who led his native country to two under-20 FIFA World Cup titles and helped Team Melli breeze through qualification. Iran has never advanced past the group stage in its four World Cup appearances, however, and if it manages to do so in 2018 it will be a major coup. Iran’s balanced squad features AZ Alkmaar winger Alireza Jahanbakhsh, who led the Dutch top flight in goals this season, and fan favorite Sardar Azmoun, a speedy and powerful forward who is eyeing a transfer out of the Russian Premier League and could be playing in England next fall.

Here, portraits of all 23 players on the 2018 World Cup squad.

Mehdi Tarem Stuart Franklin - FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images Mehdi Tarem Alireza Jahanbakhsh Stuart Franklin - FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images Alireza Jahanbakhsh Ashkan Dejagah Stuart Franklin - FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images Ashkan Dejagah

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Sardar Azmoun Stuart Franklin - FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images Sardar Azmoun Ali Beiranvand Stuart Franklin - FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images Ali Beiranvand Milad Mohammadi Stuart Franklin - FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images Milad Mohammadi Ramin Rezaeian Stuart Franklin - FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images Ramin Rezaeian Omid Ebrahimi Stuart Franklin - FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images Omid Ebrahimi Reza Ghoochannejhad Stuart Franklin - FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images Reza Ghoochannejhad Vahid Amiri Stuart Franklin - FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images Vahid Amiri Majid Hosseini Stuart Franklin - FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images Majid Hosseini Saman Ghoddos Stuart Franklin - FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images Saman Ghoddos Amir Abedzadeh Stuart Franklin - FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images Amir Abedzadeh Mohammad Reza Khanzadeh Stuart Franklin - FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images Mohammad Reza Khanzadeh Pejman Montazeri Stuart Franklin - FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images Pejman Montazeri Ehsan Hajsafi Stuart Franklin - FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images Ehsan Hajsafi Mehdi Torabi Stuart Franklin - FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images Mehdi Torabi Mohammad Mazaheri Stuart Franklin - FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images Mohammad Mazaheri Masoud Shojaei Stuart Franklin - FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images Masoud Shojaei Karim Ansarifard Stuart Franklin - FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images Karim Ansarifard Morteza Pouraliganji Stuart Franklin - FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images Morteza Pouraliganji Saeid Ezatolahi Stuart Franklin - FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images Saeid Ezatolahi Roozbeh Cheshmi Stuart Franklin - FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images Roozbeh Cheshmi



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