Iran head coach Carlos Queiroz had named 23-man squad on 31 December for 16th Asian cup. Javad Nekounam was announced Iran team captain. 13 players are the same in 23 man roster who played 2014 Fifa world cup for Iran. Defender Mohammad Reza Khanzadeh replaced Hashem Beikzadeh in final Iran squad as he got injury.
Iran is in group C of Asian cup where they’ll face Qatar, Bahrain and United Arab Emirates in the group matches. Iran national football team to play first game of tournament against Bahrain football team on 11 January at Melbourne Rectangular Stadium.
Iran 23 man Asian Cup squad
|Javad Nekounam (Captain)||Midfielder|
|Mohammad Reza Khanzadeh||Defender|
|Amir Hossein Sadeghi||Defender|