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World Cup 2014 Iran National Team

  • FIFA country code: IRN
  • FIFA member since: 1945
  • Confederation: AFC
  • Confederation member since: 1958
  • Association: فدراسیون فوتبال ایران‎)
  • in English: Football Federation of the Islamic Republic of Iran (FFIRI)
  • Association founded: 1920
  • Most caps: Ali Daei (149)
  • Top scorer: Ali Daei (109)
  • 1st World Cup win: 2-1 USA in France’98

  • 1st World Cup goal scorer: Iraj Danaeifard (1978)
  • World Cup top scorer: Iraj Danaeifard, Hassan Rowshan, Hamid Reza Estili, Mehdi Mahdavikia, Yahya Golmohammadi, Sohrab Bakhtiarizadeh (1)
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World Cup 2014 Iran National Team

World Cup 2014 Iran Schedule Group F

MatchDateTimeCityCountryResultsCountry
1115/0619:00Rio De JaneiroWorld Cup Brazil 2014 Argentina teamArgentina2-1Bosnia-Herzegovina
1216/0616:00CuritibaIran0-0NigeriaWorld Cup Brazil 2014 Nigeria team
2721/0613:00Belo HorizonteWorld Cup Brazil 2014 Argentina teamArgentina1-0Iran
2821/0618:00CuiabáWorld Cup Brazil 2014 Nigeria teamNigeria1-0Bosnia-Herzegovina
4325/0613:00Porto AlegreWorld Cup Brazil 2014 Nigeria teamNigeria2-3ArgentinaWorld Cup Brazil 2014 Argentina team
4425/0613:00SalvadorBosnia-Herzegovina3-1Iran

Iran is the 4th country to have qualified for the World Cup Brazil on the 18th of June 2013. The decisive match was against South Korea in the 4th round qualifications. The World Cup 2014 Iran national team managed to beat number 1 of group A South Korea in the last game with 0-1 scored by Reza Ghoochannejhad. This ensured Iran the first position of group A which is more than enough to qualify for the 2014 World Cup.

 TeamMPWDLGFGAPts
World Cup Brazil 2014 Argentina teamArgentina3300639
World Cup Brazil 2014 Nigeria teamNigeria3111334
Bosnia and Herzegovina3102443
Iran3012141

World Cup 2014 Iran Players

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The 23 players who have been selected for the World Cup 2014 Iran national team are:

GoalkeepersDefendersMidfieldersForwards
Daniel Davari
Rahman Ahmadi
Alireza Haqiqi
Hossein Mahini
Jalal Hosseini
Amir Hossein Sadeqi
Mehrdad Pooladi
Ahmad Alenemeh
Hashem Beikzadeh
Pejman Montazeri
Steven Beitashour
Reza Haghighi
Andranik Teymourian
Ghasem Hadadifar
Bakhtiar Rahmani
Javad Nekounam
Ehsan Hajsafi

Khosro Heydari
Karim Ansarifard
Reza Ghoochannejhad
Alireza Jahanbakhsh
Masoud Shojaei
Ashkan Dejagah
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Head Coach: Carlos Queiroz (Portuguese)
Captain: Javad Nekounam

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Iran World Cup History

How Many World Cups Played: 3

YearRoundPositionGPWDLGSGA
1978Group Stage14301228
1998Group Stage20310224
2006Group Stage25301226
Best/TotalGroup Stage149126618

GP=Games played, W=Wins, D=Draws, L=Losses, GS=Goals scored, GA=Goals against

Best Performance

1998 – Group stage: Iran reached the 3rd position of group F by beating United States, which is their first and only World Cup win so far.

Worst Performance

1978 – Group stage:  Iran ended up finishing last in group 4 with 8 goals scored against them.

Did You Know Iran:

  • Has the following nickname: Team Melli (The National Team)
  • Is rivals with Iraq, Saudi Arabia and South Korea
  • Only participated 20 years later in a World Cup (1998) after the 1978 World Cup
  • Did not participate in the 80s World Cups because off the Iran–Iraq War (1980–88)
  • Withdrew from the 1982 World Cup qualifiers because of the war
  • Refused to qualify for the 1986 World Cup since they had to play on neutral ground in the qualification rounds
  • Gained their first World Cup victory in 1998 (against United States)
  • Was celebrating the win on United States in the 1998 World Cup as if they won the Final. The ‘giant’ was beaten which created huge emotions among the Iranian population
  • Was temporary banned by FIFA in 2006 due to the governmental interference in the national football association, which ended after one month due to constructive negotiations between FIFA, AFC and FFIRI
  • Will be based in Guarulhos, São Paulo during the 2014 World Cup

Curious which place FIFA gave Iran in their official ranking? Find out now! Or do you want to know more about the World Cups Iran has played? Increase your World Cup history knowledge now!

Iran in Action

Iran Draws Against Scotland With 1-1 – 1978 World Cup

Iran Defeats USA With 1-2 – 1998 World Cup

Iran Qualified For World Cup Brazil

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2014 World Cup Team Profile: IRAN

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