Tehran: Carlos Queiroz has announced a 21-player Islamic Republic of Iran squad for a training camp in Doha, Qatar ahead of the AFC Asian Cup UAE 2019.
Those selected do not include Iran players who are plying their trade in Europe, with the Football Federation Islamic Republic of Iran saying on its official website that Queiroz will name his final squad of 23 on December 26.
The squad named on Sunday will be based in Doha from December 17-24, with a friendly against Qatar also part of the training plan.
Three-time champions Iran are in Group D of the AFC Asian Cup UAE 2019 with Iraq, Yemen and Vietnam.
Goalkeepers: Alireza Beiranvand (Persepolis), Hossein Hosseini (Esteghlal), Payam Niazmand (Sepahan).
Defenders: Ramin Rezaeian (Al-Shahania SC), Mohammadreza Khanzadeh (Qatar’s Al Ahli), Rouzbeh Cheshmi (Esteghlal), Milad Mohammadi (Akhmat Grozny), Vouria Ghafouri (Esteghlal), Mohammadhossein Kananizadegan (Machine Sazi), Ehsan Haji Safi (Tractor Sazi), Pejman Montazeri (Esteghlal).
Midfielders: Omid Ebrahimi (Qatar’s Al Ahli), Ashkan Dejagah (Tractor Sazi), Masoud Shojaei (Tractor Sazi), Ahmad Nourollahi (Persepolis), Ali Karimi (Esteghlal).
Strikers: Ali Gholizadeh (Charleroi), Mehdi Taremi (Al Gharafa), Sardar Azmoun (Rubin Kazan), Mehdi Torabi (Persepolis), Ali Alipour (Persepolis).