Iran at the 2006 FIFA World Cup

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Iran participated in the 2006 FIFA World Cup. This was their third appearance.

World Cup Squad[edit]

Number / Name Club Birthdate Pld Goals YC RC
Goalkeepers
1  Ebrahim Mirzapour  Foolad 16.09.1978 3 0 0 0
22  Vahid Talebloo  Esteghlal 26.05.1982 0 0 0 0
12  Hassan Roudbarian  Pas 06.07.1978 0 0 0 0
Defenders
3  Sohrab Bakhtiarizadeh  Saba Battery 11.09.1972 2 1 0 0
4  Yahya Golmohammadi  Saba Battery 16.03.1971 2 1 1 0
5  Rahman Rezaei  Messina 20.02.1975 3 0 0 0
13  Hossein Kaebi  Foolad 23.09.1985 3 0 1 0
19  Amir Hossein Sadeqi  Esteghlal 06.09.1981 0 0 0 0
29  Mohammad Nosrati  Pas 10.01.1982 3 0 0 0
Midfielders
2  Mehdi Mahdavikia  Hamburger SV 24.07.1977 3 0 0 0
6  Javad Nekounam  Al-Sharjah 07.09.1980 2 0 2 0
7  Ferydoon Zandi  Kaiserslautern 26.04.1979 2 0 1 0
8  Ali Karimi  Bayern Munich 08.11.1978 2 0 0 0
14  Andranik Teymourian  Abu Moslem 06.03.1983 3 0 1 0
18  Moharram Navidkia  VfL Bochum 01.11.1982 0 0 0 0
21  Mehrzad Madanchi  Persepolis 10.01.1985 3 0 2 0
23  Masoud Shojaei  Saipa F.C. 09.06.1984 1 0 0 0
Forwards
9  Vahid Hashemian  Hannover 96 21.07.1976 3 0 0 0
10  Ali Daei (captain)  Saba Battery 21.03.1969 2 0 0 0
11  Rasoul Khatibi  Sepahan 22.09.1978 2 0 0 0
15  Arash Borhani  Pas 14.09.1983 2 0 2 0
16  Reza Enayati  Esteghlal 23.09.1976 0 0 0 0
17  Javad Kazemian  Persepolis 23.04.1981 0 0 1 0
Coach
  Branko Ivanković   27.02.1943

Pld = matches played, YC = yellow cards, RC = red cards.

Matches[edit]

All times local (UTC+2)

Round Robin[edit]

Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA GD
 Portugal 9 3 3 0 0 5 1 +4
 Mexico 4 3 1 1 1 4 3 +1
 Angola 2 3 0 2 1 1 2 -1
 Iran 1 3 0 1 2 2 6 -4

First Round

Iran vs Mexico

Sunday, June 11, 2006 - 18:00
FIFA World Cup Stadium Nuremberg, Nuremberg - Attendance: 41,000

 Mexico 3 – 1 Iran 
Bravo Goal 28' Goal 76' (1 – 1) Golmohammadi Goal 36'
Zinha Goal 79' (Report)
Start line-up of the match
IRAN:
GK 1 Ebrahim Mirzapour
RB 13 Hossein Kaebi
CB 4 Yahya Golmohammadi
CB 5 Rahman Rezaei
LB 20 Mohammad Nosrati Substituted off 81'
RM 2 Mehdi Mahdavikia
CM 6 Javad Nekounam Booked 55'
CM 8 Ali Karimi Substituted off 62'
LM 14 Andranik Teymourian
CF 9 Vahid Hashemian
CF 10 Ali Daei (c)
Substitutions:
MF 21 Mehrzad Madanchi Substituted in 62'
FW 15 Arash Borhani Substituted in 81'
Coach:
Branko Ivanković
  • Referee: Roberto Rosetti Italy
  • Assistant referees:
    • Cristiano Copelli Italy
    • Alessandro Stagnoli Italy
  • Fourth official: Jerome Damon South Africa
  • Fifth official: Enock Molefe South Africa
  • Man of the match: Mexico Omar Bravo

Second Round

Iran vs Portugal

Saturday, June 17, 2006 - 15:00
FIFA World Cup Stadium Frankfurt, Frankfurt - Attendance: 48,000

 Portugal 2 – 0 Iran 
Deco Goal 63' (0 – 0)
C. Ronaldo Goal 80' (pen.) (Report)
Start line-up of the match
IRAN:
GK 1 Ebrahim Mirzapour
RB 13 Hossein Kaebi Booked 73'
CB 5 Rahman Rezaei
CB 4 Yahya Golmohammadi (c) Booked 88' Substituted off 88'
LB 20 Mohammad Nosrati
CM 6 Javad Nekounam Booked 20'
CM 14 Andranik Teymourian
RW 2 Mehdi Mahdavikia
AM 8 Ali Karimi Substituted off 65'
LW 21 Mehrzad Madanchi Booked 32' Substituted off 66'
CF 9 Vahid Hashemian
Substitutions:
MF 7 Ferydoon Zandi Substituted in 65'
FW 11 Rasoul Khatibi Substituted in 66'
DF 3 Sohrab Bakhtiarizadeh Substituted in 88'
Coach:
Branko Ivanković
  • Referee: Éric Poulat France
  • Assistant referees:
    • Mohammed Guezzaz Morocco
    • Brahim Djezzar Algeria
  • Fourth official: Lionel Dagorne France
  • Fifth official: Vincent Texier France
  • Man of the match: Portugal Deco

Third Round

Iran vs Angola

Wednesday, June 21, 2006 - 16:00
Zentralstadion, Leipzig - Attendance: 38,000

 Iran 1 – 1 Angola 
Bakhtiarizadeh Goal 75' (0 – 0) Flavio Goal 60'
(Report)
Start line-up of the match
IRAN:
GK 1 Ebrahim Mirzapour
RB 13 Hossein Kaebi Substituted off 67'
CB 3 Sohrab Bakhtiarizadeh
CB 5 Rahman Rezaei
LB 20 Mohammad Nosrati Substituted off 13'
CM 14 Andranik Teymourian Booked 55'
CM 7 Ferydoon Zandi Booked 90+1'
RW 2 Mehdi Mahdavikia
AM 9 Vahid Hashemian Substituted off 39'
LW 21 Mehrzad Madanchi Booked 37'
CF 10 Ali Daei (c)
Substitutions:
MF 23 Masoud Shojaei Substituted in 13'
FW 11 Rasoul Khatibi Substituted in 39'
FW 15 Arash Borhani Substituted in 67'
Coach:
Branko Ivanković
  • Referee: Mark Shield Australia
  • Assistant referees:
    • Nathan Gibson Australia
    • Ben Wilson Australia
  • Fourth official: Carlos Simon Brazil
  • Fifth official: Aristeu Tavares Brazil
  • Man of the match: Angola Zé Kalanga