Tasnim – Ramin Rezaeian and Morteza Pouraliganji have been picked in the Asian Team of the 2018 FIFA World Cup.
With Asia now out of the 2018 FIFA World Cup, FOX Sports Asia picks the Asian Team of the Tournament from Russia 2018.
Despite facing a monumental obstacle to overcome in its path the Round of 16, having been pitted against European giants Spain and Portugal, as well as Morocco, in Group B, Team Melli certainly looked up for the challenge.
It helped having players like Ramin Rezaeian, who never shied away from pitting himself against some famous opponents.
The right-back’s take-no-prisoners approach, as well as his energy in pushing forward, saw him emerge as one of Iran’s top performers.
Furthermore, Morteza Pouraliganji has been named in the World Cup Asian Team.
He currently plays in Qatar with Al Sadd but, if the scouts from Europe were paying any attention to Iran, it should not take long for Pouraliganji to earn a move to the continent.
Pouraliganji is always up for a one-on-one duel and, while not the tallest of center-backs, is excellent in the air as well.
Still, it is his reading of the game that is arguably his strongest asset and his composure and confidence was a key factor behind an organized and disciplined Iran defense.
Iran goalkeeper Alireza Beiranvand, Omid Ebrahimi, who plays as defensive midfielder, and Team Melli striker Sardar Azmoun are among the seven substitutes.
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