Iran name provisional U23 football squad

Iran U23 football team

Tehran Times - Zlatko Kranjcar has named a 27-man provisional squad for the training camp in Iraq and China.

Iran U23 football team will fly to Iraq on July 23 and play the Iraqi team on July 25 and 27 respectively.

The Iranian football team will return to Tehran on July 29 and will travel to China on Aug. 6 to hold another training camp in the East Asian country.

Iran U23 football team will also play a warm-up match with China on Aug. 9.

Iran will fly straight to Indonesia to participate at the 2018 Asian Games.

The Iranian team have been pitted against DPR Korea, Saudi Arabia and Myanmar in Group F of the 2018 Asian Games.

The U23 tournament, which allows each country to field three overage players, will see 24 teams vying for honors.

The top two teams in each group along with the four best third placed teams will advance to the Round of 16.

Men's football will be contested on August 14 to September 1 in Jakarta and Palembang.

Provisional squad:

Mohammad Soltanimehr, Reza Jafari, Mehdi Amini, Abolfazl Razzaghpour, Amir Roostaei, Mohammad Khodabandehloo, Hamid Reza Taherkhani, Shahin Abbasian, Mohammad Amin Asadi, Mehdi Ghaedi, Ahmad Reza Ahmadvand, Aref Agassi, Reza Jabireh, Younes Delfi, Shahab Adeli, Mehdi Rahimi, Mehran Derakhshanmehr, Mohammad Mehdi Mehdikhani, Mohammad Aghajanpour, Ali Taheran, Mohammad Reza Azadi, Mohammad Moslemipour, Mohammad Khorram Alhosseini, Ali Shojaei, Nima Mirzazad, Alireza Arta and Aref Gholami.

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