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Queiroz names Iran’s Team Melli roster for FIFA World Cup qualifiers

PTV - Head coach of Iran's national football team Carlos Queiroz has announced the names on the final roster of the squad for the forthcoming encounters against South Korea and Syria at the third round of the 2018 FIFA World Cup qualification tournament.

On Wednesday, the 64-year-old Portuguese picked Alireza Beiranvand and Hamed Lak as goalkeepers.

Saeid Aghaei, Mohammad Ansari, Rouzbeh Cheshmi, Vouria Ghafouri and Seyyed Jalal Hosseini and will join the Iranian outfit, domestically known as Team Melli, as defenders.

Vahid Amiri and Omid Noorafkan will be playing as midfielders.

Moreover, Mehdi Taremi and Mehdi Torabi have been selected to play as forwards during Team Melli’s upcoming matches.

The Iran men’s national football team will play against South Korea in the third round of the 2018 FIFA World Cup qualification tournament on August 31.

The game will start at the Seoul World Cup Stadium, also known as Sangam Stadium, in the South Korean capital city at 9 p.m. local time (1200 GMT).

Iran's national football team will take on the Syrian side at Tehran’s Azadi Stadium at 7:30 p.m. local time (1500 GMT) five days later.

On June 13, Team Melli, which has so far kept its clean sheet record unblemished at the third round of the 2018 FIFA World Cup qualification tournament, became the first Asian team - and the third team after Brazil and hosts Russia - to secure its place at the quadrennial international football tournament.

Iranian national football team defeated Uzbekistan 2-0 at Azadi Stadium.

This is the second time in a row that Team Melli has won the ticket for the FIFA World Cup finals under the tutelage of Queiroz.

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