Iran has never done so well in the World Cup as they did this year. Well, at least when it comes to the qualifiers. And it’s precisely the squad, the coach and the player line-up as directed by him that did the job.
How did they make it and will Iran’s superb performance so far continue in the group matches as they play against Morocco, Spain and Portugal?
Iran Squad Football — World Cup 2018
Iran national team led by Carlos Queiroz qualified for the tournament without a single loss and eight wins in their confederation.
Despite Iran’s impressive performance, most people don’t think that they can make it far due to strong opponents in the group. Still, their coach is a Portuguese himself, so he knows what to expect.
Carlos Queiroz has managed South Africa and Portugal before, and he also led Iran into the last World Cup in Brazil. So, he has the experience to turn Iran into a truly powerful team and it seems to be working so far.
Thanks to him coaching, the players could truly shine in the World Cup. Here are a few notable names:
- Sardar Azmoun
- Javad Nekounam
- Mehdi Taremi
- Saeid Ezatolahi
- Ehsan Hajsafi
- Kaveh Rezaei
Iran is working very well under the leadership of Carlos Queiroz, but that will likely not be enough to advance from a group where Portugal and Spain play too.