Andranik Teymourian ruled out of World Cup qualifier

Andranik Teymourian

Tehrantimes - Iran captain Andranik Teymourian is ruled out of crucial World Cup qualifier against Syria.

Iran has been scheduled to face Syria on November 15 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Team Melli, who has moved up to 27th in recently FIFA rankings, sits top of Group A with 10 points.

The top two in each group reach the 2018 finals with the two third-placed sides meeting over two legs for the chance to face a CONCACAF team in a final playoff for a ticket to Russia.

Iran squad:

Goalkeepers: Mohammadreza Akhbari, Rashid Mazaheri, Sosha Makani

Defenders: Ramin Rezaeian, Hossein Mahini, Pejman Montazeri, Morteza Pouraliganji,Jalal Hosseini, Ezatollah Pourghaz, Mohammad Ansari, Milad Mohammadi

Midfielders: Ali Karimi, Saeid Ezzatollahi, Omid Ebrahimi, Alireza Jahanbakhsh, Mehdi Torabi, Ashkan Dejagah, Masoud Shojaei, Vahid Amiri, Kamal Kamiabinia

Strikers: Mehdi Taremi, Reza Ghoochannejhad, Karim Ansarifard

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