PLDC - Ex-Iran national football team goalkeeper Alireza Haghighi says that he is going to leave Sweden's Allsvenskan in the summer.
The 29-year-old keeper joined Swedish professional football club GIF Sundsvall in March on a three-month contract.
Now, Haghighi is going to leave Allsvenskan after his contract runs out.
"I want to leave Sweden's Allsvenskan after the 2018 World Cup. I want to play in another European league, therefore I have to choose my new team before the season starts," he told fotbollskanalen.se.
Haghighi predicts Team Melli has potential to make the Iranians happy in the 2018 World Cup, where the Persians have been drawn with Spain, Portugal and Morocco in Group B.
“Iran's group is difficult, but we have no easy team in the World Cup. Carlos Queiroz’s Iran has shown that they are the best in Asia. Spain is perhaps the best team in the world, Portugal has Cristiano Ronaldo and Morocco has many good players, but Iran will struggle to advance to the next round and make the people happy,” said the goalkeeper.
Haghighi represented Iran national football team in the 2014 World Cup and showed a decent performance against Argentina in group stage.