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Iran
Nickname(s) Team Melli Futsal
(Persian: تیم ملی فوتسال ایران)
"The National Futsal Team"
Association FFIRI
Confederation AFC (Asia)
Head coach Mohammad Nazemosharia
Captain Mohammad Taheri
Most caps Vahid Shamsaei
Top scorer Vahid Shamsaei (393goals)
Home stadium Azadi Indoor Stadium
FIFA code IRN
FIFA ranking 6 (1 October 2016)[1]
Home colours
Away colours
First international
 Iran 19–6 Kuwait 
(Hong Kong; 2 May 1992[2])
Biggest win
 Iran 36–0 Singapore 
(Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia; 7 March 1999)
Biggest defeat
 Brazil 8–1 Iran 
(Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; 6 October 2000)
World Cup
Appearances 7 (First in 1992)
Best result Med 3.png Third Place: 2016
AFC Futsal Championship
Appearances 14 (all) (First in 1999)
Best result Med 1.png Champions: 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2016
WAFF Futsal Championship
Appearances 2 (First in 2007)
Best result Med 1.png Champions: 2007, 2012
Confederations Cup
Appearances 1 (First in 2009)
Best result Med 1.png Champions: 2009
Grand Prix de Futsal
Appearances 7 (First in 2007)
Best result Med 2.png Runners-up: 2007, 2009, 2015

The Iran national futsal team represents Iran in international futsal competitions and is controlled by the Futsal Commission of the Iranian Football Federation. The "Kings of Asian Futsal" are by far the strongest Asian team and one of the best teams in the world according to the Futsal World Ranking.

The Iranians are the regular participants of the FIFA Futsal World Cup reaching the third place in 2016 after eliminating the favorites, Brazil.[3] Iran have won the first Futsal Confederations Cup in 2009 and also reached the second place in the Grand Prix de Futsal known as Futsal Mini-World Cup in multiple editions.

Home stadium

Main article: Azadi Indoor Stadium

Iran plays the home games at the Azadi Indoor Stadium with a capacity of 12,000 spectators.

A view of Azadi Indoor Stadium
Iran national futsal team plays against Brazil in a friendly match

Nicknames

The Iranian national team has received several nicknames by supporters and media. The most common one used to refer the team is "Team Melli", which literally means "The National Team".

Tournament records

*Denotes draws includes knockout matches decided on penalty shootouts.
**Red border indicates that the tournament was hosted on home soil.
***Gold, silver, bronze backgrounds indicates 1st, 2nd and 3rd finishes respectively. Bold text indicates best finish in tournament.

FIFA Futsal World Cup

FIFA World Cup record
Year Round Pld W D* L GS GA Dif Pts
Netherlands 1989 Did not enter
Hong Kong 1992 Fourth place 8 5 0 3 36 30 +6 15
Spain 1996 Round 1 3 1 0 2 12 13 -1 3
Guatemala 2000 Round 1 3 1 0 2 6 9 -3 3
Chinese Taipei 2004 Round 1 3 1 0 2 9 13 -4 3
Brazil 2008 Round 2 7 4 2 1 24 19 +5 14
Thailand 2012 Round of 16 4 2 1 1 9 8 +1 7
Colombia 2016 Third Place 7 2 3 2 22 24 -2 9
Total 7/8 35 16 6 13 118 116 +2 54

Asian Championship

Asian Championship record
Year Round Pld W D* L GS GA Dif Pts
Malaysia 1999 Champions 6 6 0 0 90 7 +83 18
Thailand 2000 Champions 6 6 0 0 56 10 +46 18
Iran 2001 Champions 7 7 0 0 97 13 +84 21
United Arab Emirates 2002 Champions 6 6 0 0 61 7 +54 18
Iran 2003 Champions 6 6 0 0 60 13 +47 18
Macau 2004 Champions 7 7 0 0 81 12 +69 21
Vietnam 2005 Champions 8 6 1 1 58 15 +43 19
Uzbekistan 2006 Third place 5 4 0 1 46 12 +34 12
Japan 2007 Champions 6 6 0 0 50 9 +41 18
Thailand 2008 Champions 6 6 0 0 48 2 +46 18
Uzbekistan 2010 Champions 6 6 0 0 57 9 +48 18
United Arab Emirates 2012 Third place 6 5 0 1 45 9 +36 15
Vietnam 2014 Runners-up 6 5 1 0 52 8 +44 16
Uzbekistan 2016 Champions 6 6 0 0 48 4 +44 18
Total 14/14 87 82 2 3 849 130 +719 248

Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games

Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games record
Year Round Pld W D* L GS GA Dif Pts
Thailand 2005 Champions 5 5 0 0 41 3 +38 15
Macau 2007 Champions 7 7 0 0 73 12 +61 21
Vietnam 2009 Champions 5 4 1 0 64 7 +57 13
South Korea 2013 Champions 5 5 0 0 43 9 +34 15
Turkmenistan 2017 To be determined - - - - - - - -
Total 4/4 22 21 1 0 221 31 +190 64

Grand Prix de Futsal

Grand Prix de Futsal record
Year Round Pld W D* L GS GA Dif Pts
Brazil 2005 Did not enter
Brazil 2006 Did not enter
Brazil 2007 Runners-up 6 4 0 2 19 17 +2 12
Brazil 2008 Did not enter
Brazil 2009 Runners-up 6 4 1 1 26 22 +4 13
Brazil 2010 Fourth place 6 3 1 2 24 15 +9 10
Brazil 2011 Fourth place 6 4 0 2 22 13 +9 12
Brazil 2013 Third place 5 2 1 2 15 16 -1 7
Brazil 2014 Third place 4 3 0 1 25 11 +14 9
Brazil 2015 Runners-up 5 4 0 1 23 8 +15 12
Total 7/10 38 24 3 11 154 102 +52 75

Confederations Cup

Confederations Cup record
Year Round Pld W D* L GS GA Dif Pts
Libya 2009 Champions 4 4 0 0 15 4 +11 12
Brazil 2013 Did not enter
Kuwait 2014 Did not qualify
Total 1/3 4 4 0 0 15 4 +11 12

West Asian Championship

West Asian Championship record
Year Round Pld W D* L GS GA Dif Pts
Iran 2007 Champions* 3 3 0 0 21 4 +17 9
Jordan 2009 Did not enter
Iran 2012 Champions 4 4 0 0 40 6 +34 12
Total 2/3 7 7 0 0 61 10 +51 21
* Iran played with U-23 team in this tournament.[4]

China International Futsal Tournament

CFA Futsal International Tournaments - Changshu Record
Year Round Pld W D L GS GA Dif Pts
China 2014 Did not enter
China 2015 Champions 3 3 0 0 23 6 +17 9
China 2016 Did not enter
Hangzhou International Futsal Tournaments Record
China2009 Third place 3 0 2 1 10 11 -1 2
China2010 Fourth place 3 0 0 3 4 12 -8 0
China2011 Third place 4 1 2 1 15 10 +5 5
China2012 Runners-up 3 1 1 1 7 7 0 4
China2013 Champions 3 3 0 0 14 6 +8 9
China2014 Champions 3 3 0 0 23 5 +18 9
Total 7/8 22 11 5 6 96 57 +39 38

Source :

Tiger's Cup/World 5's Futsal

Tiger's Cup/World 5's Futsal record
Year Round Pld W D L GS GA Dif Pts
Singapore 1997 Fifth place 4 2 0 2 20 14 +6 6
Singapore 1999 Did not enter
Singapore 2001 Fifth place 4 3 0 1 22 7 +15 9
Malaysia 2003 Third place 3 2 0 1 22 4 +18 6
Malaysia 2008 Fifth place 6 4 0 2 26 11 +15 12
Total 4/5 17 11 0 6 90 36 +54 33

Source :

Futsal Mundialito

Futsal Mundialito record
Year Round Pld W D L GS GA Dif Pts
Italy 1994 Did not enter - - - - - - - -
Brazil 1995 Did not enter - - - - - - - -
Brazil 1996 Did not enter - - - - - - - -
Brazil 1998 Did not enter - - - - - - - -
Brazil 2001 Did not enter - - - - - - - -
Italy 2002 Seventh place 4 1 0 3 17 15 +2 3
Portugal 2006 Did not enter - - - - - - - -
Portugal 2007 Did not enter - - - - - - - -
Portugal 2008 Did not enter - - - - - - - -
Total 1/9 4 1 0 3 17 15 +2 3

Minor Tournament

this table consist of only senior A team Results (not include u21 and u23 match results)

Four/Three Nations Cup record
Year Round Pld W D L GS GA Dif Pts
United Arab Emirates 1995 Abu Dhabi ? ? 1 ? ? 2 1 +1 3
Brazil 2000 Rio Cup Runners-up 4 2 0 2 12 13 -1 6
Russia 2000 Moscow Cup Runners-up 2 1 0 1 2 5 -3 3
Iran 2003 Tehran Cup Champions 2 1 1 0 22 4 +18 4
Iran 2004 Tehran Cup Champions 2 1 1 0 8 6 +2 4
Iran 2007 B Five Cup Runners-up 2 1 0 1 8 2 +6 3
Hungary 2007 Fonix Cup Runners-up 3 2 0 1 12 14 -2 6
Iran 2008 Tehran Cup Champions 3 3 0 0 19 3 +16 9
Uzbekistan 2009 Tashkent Cup Champions 2 2 0 0 10 1 +9 6
Thailand 2010 Thailand Cup Champions 3 3 0 0 9 5 +4 9
Thailand 2016 Thailand Cup Third place 3 1 1 1 12 12 0 4
Total 11/11 27 18 3 6 116 65 +51 57

Friendly Match Results

This table consist of only 2 sided team friendly match results (not include 3 and 4 nations cup and other friendly and Minor Tournament).

  • As a 10 Nov 2016
Year Pld W D L GS GA Dif Pts
1996 Friendly Match 1 1 0 0 6 4 +2 3
1997 Friendly Match 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1998 Friendly Match 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1999 Friendly Match 2 0 0 2 2 6 -4 0
2000 Friendly Match 2 0 1 1 5 6 -1 1
2001 Friendly Match 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2002 Friendly Match 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2003 Friendly Match 4 0 3 1 12 16 -4 3
2004 Friendly Match 6 1 0 5 24 35 -11 3
2005 Friendly Match 1 1 0 0 5 3 +2 3
2006 Friendly Match 6 2 1 3 27 17 +10 7
2007 Friendly Match 4 3 1 0 17 7 +10 10
2008 Friendly Match 6 2 1 3 9 8 +1 7
2009 Friendly Match 14 6 3 5 35 40 -5 21
2010 Friendly Match 5 2 2 1 17 14 +3 8
2011 Friendly Match 10 5 1 4 37 25 +12 16
2012 Friendly Match 8 5 2 1 18 13 +5 17
2013 Friendly Match 8 5 3 0 45 16 +29 18
2014 Friendly Match 5 3 2 0 19 5 +14 11
2015 Friendly Match 8 5 1 2 19 12 +7 16
2016 Friendly Match 2 2 0 0 9 3 +6 6
Total 92 43 21 28 308 230 +78 150

Results and fixtures

Previous matches

  Win   Draw   Loss

Date Venue Opponent Competition Result Iranian scorers Report
2015
18 December 2015 Changshu Sports Center, Changshu  Myanmar Changshu International Tournament 15 – 2 W Hassanzadeh 4, Javid 4, Safari 3, Vafaei, Kazemi, Kohestani, Shajari Report
19 December 2015 Changshu Sports Center, Changshu  Mexico Changshu International Tournament 5 – 1 W Javid 2, Hassanzadeh, Safari, Kohestani Report
20 December 2015 Changshu Sports Center, Changshu  China Changshu International Tournament 3 – 3 D Vafaei, Kazemi, Kohestani Report
2016
28 January 2016 Shahid Beheshti Arena, Mashhad Khorasan XI Unofficial friendly 3 – 0 W Bahadori 9', Javid 31', Esmaeilpour 38' Report
10 February 2016 Universal Stadium, Tashkent  Jordan 2016 AFC Futsal Championship / Group stage 6 – 0 W Hassanzadeh 2' - 27', Tayebi 10', Bahadori 31', Javid 34' - 36' Report
12 February 2016 Universal Stadium, Tashkent  China 2016 AFC Futsal Championship / Group stage 7 – 0 W Taheri 1', Hassanzadeh 6', Ahmadi 17', Keshavarz 26' - 28', Tayebi 27', Bahadori 32' Report
14 February 2016 Uzbekistan Stadium, Tashkent  Iraq 2016 AFC Futsal Championship / Group stage 13 – 2 W Taheri 1' - 10', Tayebi 3' - 11' - 18' - 28', Hassanzadeh 5' - 40', Ahmadi 6', Javid 6' - 15' - 34', Tavakoli 20' Report
17 February 2016 Uzbekistan Stadium, Tashkent  Kyrgyzstan 2016 AFC Futsal Championship / Quarter-finals 7 – 0 W Tayebi 7' - 15' - 32', Taheri 8', Hassanzadeh 26', Bahadori 26', Alighadr 29' Report
17 February 2016 Uzbekistan Stadium, Tashkent  Vietnam 2016 AFC Futsal Championship / Semi-finals 13 – 1 W Javid 2' - 20' - 32', Tavakoli 8' - 8' - 20' - 22', Ahmadi 13', Tayebi 16' - 27', Vafaei 26', Keshavarz 37' - 39' Report
21 February 2016 Uzbekistan Stadium, Tashkent  Uzbekistan 2016 AFC Futsal Championship / Final 2 – 1 W Bahadori 9', Keshavarz 14' Report
1 June 2016 Iran National Futsal Camp, Tehran Balan Sanat Fars Unofficial friendly 3 – 6 L Javid, Alighadr, Kazemi Report
20 August 2016 Bangkok Arena, Bangkok  Kazakhstan 2016 Thailand Five's 3 – 3 D Tavakoli 12', Alighadr 13', Javid 25' Report
21 August 2016 Bangkok Arena, Bangkok  Thailand 2016 Thailand Five's 5 – 7 L Esmaeilpour 1', Tavakoli 12', Sangsefidi 14', Javid 27', Alighadr 31' Report
23 August 2016 Bangkok Arena, Bangkok  Japan 2016 Thailand Five's 4 – 2 W Taheri 8' - 27', Tavakoli 7', Alighadr 17' Report
28 August 2016 Shahid Beheshti Arena, Mashhad  Uzbekistan Friendly 3 – 0 W Tavakoli 23', Taheri 26', Keshavarz 28' Report
29 August 2016 Shahid Beheshti Arena, Mashhad  Uzbekistan Friendly 6 – 3 W Tavakoli 2' - 40', Tayebi 9' - 29', Bahadori 19', Javid 39' Report
12 September 2016 Coliseo Iván de Beodut, Medellín  Spain 2016 FIFA Futsal World Cup / Group stage 1 – 5 L Hassanzadeh 28' Report
15 September 2016 Coliseo Iván de Beodut, Medellín  Morocco 2016 FIFA Futsal World Cup / Group stage 5 – 3 W Tayebi 10', Javid 15', Hassanzadeh 16' - 24', Tavakoli 18' Report
18 September 2016 Coliseo Iván de Beodut, Medellín  Azerbaijan 2016 FIFA Futsal World Cup / Group stage 3 – 3 D Esmaeilpour 1', Tavakoli 21', Tayebi 38' Report
21 September 2016 Coliseo Bicentenario, Bucaramanga  Brazil 2016 FIFA Futsal World Cup / Round of 16 4 - 4 aet, 3 - 2 Penalty W Tayebi 14', Kazemi 31', Hassanzadeh 37', Keshavarz 48' Report
24 September 2016 Coliseo Bicentenario, Bucaramanga  Paraguay 2016 FIFA Futsal World Cup / Quarter-finals 4 – 3 aet W Esmaeilpour 16' - 50', Javid 23', 36' Report
27 September 2016 Coliseo Iván de Beodut, Medellín  Russia 2016 FIFA Futsal World Cup / Semi-finals 3 – 4 L Esmaeilpour 17', Hassanzadeh 30', Javid 40' Report
1 October 2016 Coliseo El Pueblo, Cali  Portugal 2016 FIFA Futsal World Cup / Third place match 2 - 2, 4 - 3 Penalty W Kazemi 26', Javid 36' Report
5 December 2016 Handball Federation Arena, Tehran  Russia Friendly 6 – 4 W Tayyebi 10' - 20' - 38', Hassanzadeh 20', Ahmadi 23', Sangsefidi 37' Report
6 December 2016 Handball Federation Arena, Tehran  Russia Friendly 1 – 6 L Tayyebi 16' Report

Forthcoming matches

Date Competition Location Opponent
2017
23 January – 1 February # FIFA official match day  Ukraine
FIFA official match day  Ukraine
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3–12 April# FIFA official match day
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10–13 September# FIFA official match day
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24–27 September# FIFA official match day
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3–6 December# FIFA official match day
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2018
2018 AFC Futsal Championship
6–18 February
hosted by: TBD
1–4 April# FIFA official match day
FIFA official match day
23–26 September# FIFA official match day
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28–31 October# FIFA official match day
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2–5 December# FIFA official match day
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2019
28 January – 6 February# FIFA official match day
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8–17 April# FIFA official match day
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22–25 September# FIFA official match day
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21–30 October# FIFA official match day
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1–4 December# FIFA official match day
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2020
2020 AFC Futsal Championship
28 January – 9 February
hosted by: TBD
12–15 April# FIFA official match day
FIFA official match day
FIFA Logo (2010).svg 2020 FIFA Futsal World Cup
12 September – 4 October
hosted by: TBD
1–4 November# FIFA official match day
FIFA official match day
6–9 December# FIFA official match day
FIFA official match day
#FIFA International match days 2016-2020[5]

Coaching staff

Head Coach Iran Mohammad Nazemosharia
Assistant coach Iran Mohammad Hashemzadeh
Goalkeeping coach Iran Amir Farashi Moghari
Fitness coach Iran Ghodratollah Bagheri
Team supervisor Iran Abbas Torabian
Team doctor Iran Shahram Kharabian Masouleh
Physiotherapist Iran Mohamad Ebadi

Players

Current squad

Match date: 5 - 6 December 2016
Opposition:  Russia[6]
Caps and goals correct as of:

No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Club
1GK Sepehr Mohammadi (1989-08-08) 8 August 1989 (age 27) Iran Giti Pasand
FP Ahmad Esmaeilpour (1988-09-08) 8 September 1988 (age 28) Iran Giti Pasand
FP Afshin Kazemi (1991-02-12) 12 February 1991 (age 25) Iran Giti Pasand
FP Ali Asghar Hassanzadeh (1987-11-02) 2 November 1987 (age 29) Iran Giti Pasand
FP Mahdi Javid (1987-05-03) 3 May 1987 (age 29) Iran Giti Pasand
FP Mehran Alighadr (1989-05-24) 24 May 1989 (age 27) Iran Giti Pasand
FP Saeed Afshar (1992-05-24) 24 May 1992 (age 24) Iran Giti Pasand
1GK Alireza Samimi (1991-02-12) 12 February 1991 (age 25) Iran Mes Sungun
FP Hamid Ahmadi (1988-11-24) 24 November 1988 (age 28) Iran Dabiri Tabriz
FP Babak Akbari (1985-08-26) 26 August 1985 (age 31) Iran Dabiri Tabriz
FP Meysam Khayam (1992-05-04) 4 May 1992 (age 24) Iran Mes Sungun
1GK Amir Hossein Alvandi Fard (1995-05-09) 9 May 1995 (age 21) Iran Moghavemat Alborz
FP Mohammad Reza Sangsefidi (1989-11-02) 2 November 1989 (age 27) Iran Tasisat Daryaei
FP Ghodrat Bahadori (1988-01-30) 30 January 1988 (age 28) Iran Farsh Ara Mashhad
FP Rahman Sarani (1992-11-08) 8 November 1992 (age 24) Iran Farsh Ara Mashhad
FP Saeed Sarvari Iran Farsh Ara Mashhad
FP Farhad Tavakoli (1989-01-13) 13 January 1989 (age 28) Iran Melli Haffari
1GK Morteza Farahani (1988-09-15) 15 September 1988 (age 28) Iran Melli Haffari
FP Peyman Hafizi (1985-05-02) 2 May 1985 (age 31) Iran Melli Haffari
FP Mohammad Baniasadi (1990-01-29) 29 January 1990 (age 26) Iran Azarakhsh Bandar Abbas
FP Taha Mortazavi (1988-05-27) 27 May 1988 (age 28) Iran Shahrvand Sari
FP Hossein Tayyebi (1988-09-29) 29 September 1988 (age 28) Kazakhstan Kairat Almaty

Recent call-ups

The following players have been called up for the team in the last 12 months.

Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club Latest call-up
Ali Assadi (1991-06-17) 17 June 1991 (age 25) Iran Farsh Ara Changshu International Tournament, Camp
GK Mehrdad Azamei (1990-11-14) 14 November 1990 (age 26) Iran Misagh Changshu International Tournament, Camp
Mohammad Naser Safari (1991-02-12) 12 February 1991 (age 25) Iran Melli Haffari 2016 AFC Futsal Championship, Mashhad Camp, 24–30 January 2015
Alireza Vafaei (1989-03-20) 20 March 1989 (age 27) Iran Yasin Pishro Tehran Camp, 28 May – 1 June 2016
Abolghasem Orouji (1989-12-02) 2 December 1989 (age 27) Iran Tasisat Daryaei Tehran Camp, 28 May – 1 June 2016
GK Saeed Momeni (1993-09-24) 24 September 1993 (age 23) Iran Mes Sungun Tehran Camp, 8–13 July 2016
Mohammad Kohestani (1986-09-22) 22 September 1986 (age 30) Iran Yasin Pishro Tehran Camp, 8–13 July 2016
GK Amir Ahmadpour (1992-09-28) 28 September 1992 (age 24) Iran Moghavemat Alborz Tehran Camp, 8–13 July 2016
Majid Hajibandeh (1988-02-15) 15 February 1988 (age 28) Iran Tasisat Daryaei Tehran Camp, 6–8 August 2016
Hamidreza Rahanjam (1994-04-30) 30 April 1994 (age 22) Iran Shahrvand Sari Tehran Camp, 6–8 August 2016
Meysam BarmashoriINJ (1989-01-26) 26 January 1989 (age 27) Iran Arjan Shiraz 2016 Thailand Five's, 20–23 August 2016
Behroz Jafari (1987-11-22) 22 November 1987 (age 29) Iran Dabiri Tabriz v.  Uzbekistan, 28–29 August 2016
Mohammad Shajari (1991-08-30) 30 August 1991 (age 25) Iran Tasisat Daryaei v.  Uzbekistan, 28–29 August 2016
GK Javad Esfandiari (1988-05-28) 28 May 1988 (age 28) Iran Azad University v.  Uzbekistan, 28–29 August 2016
Saeed Ahmadabbasi (1992-07-31) 31 July 1992 (age 24) Iran Tasisat Daryaei v.  Uzbekistan, 28–29 August 2016
Mohammad KeshavarzWithdrew (1982-07-05) 5 July 1982 (age 34) Iran Giti Pasand 2016 FIFA Futsal World Cup, 10 September – 1 October 2016
Mohammad TaheriINJ (1985-05-02) 2 May 1985 (age 31) Iran Shahrvand Sari 2016 FIFA Futsal World Cup, 10 September – 1 October 2016
Notes
  • INJ Player withdrew from the squad due to an injury.
  • Withdrew Player withdrew from the squad due to personal issues.
  • RC Player withdrew from the squad due to red card in last game.

Previous squads

First Squad

Iran's first squad in 1992

Players called up for the 1992 FIFA Futsal World Championship qualification:

Head Coach
Mohammad Mayeli Kohan
Assistant Coach
Majid Jahanpour
No. Pos. Player DoB (Age) Caps Goals Club
FP Saeid Rajabi (1965-03-10)10 March 1965 Iran Gostaresh
FP Mohammad Habibi (1966-01-08)8 January 1966 Iran Malavan
GK Vahid Ghelich (1957-12-16)16 December 1957 Iran Persepolis
FP Mohammad Hassan Ansarifard (1962-09-09)9 September 1962 Iran Persepolis
FP Mehdi Abtahi (1963-03-02)2 March 1963 Iran Vahdat
FP Hamid Estili (1967-04-01)1 April 1967 Iran PAS Tehran
FP Mohammad Khakpour (1969-02-20)20 February 1969 Iran Persepolis
FP Hassan Shirmohammadi (1965-05-22)22 May 1965 Iran Persepolis
FP Arash Noamouz (1967-06-06)6 June 1967 Iran PAS Tehran
FP Asgar Akbari (1968-04-12)12 April 1968 Iran Keshavarz

World Cups

Asian Championships

Iran captains

World Cup captains

# Matches as captain (goals) Player World Cup played as captain
1 8 (3) Mehdi Abtahi Hong Kong 1992
2 3 (2) Sadegh Varmazyar Spain 1996
3 3 (0) Babak Masoumi Guatemala 2000
4 3 (2) Mohammad Reza Heidarian Chinese Taipei 2004
5 7 (5) Vahid Shamsaei Brazil 2008
6 4 (0) Mohammad Keshavarz Thailand 2012
7 6 (1) Mohammad Keshavarz Colombia 2016

Asian Championship captains

# Matches as captain (goals) Player Asian Championship played as captain
1 Malaysia 1999
2 Thailand 2000
3 Iran 2001
4 Indonesia 2002
5 Iran 2003
6 Mohammad Reza Heidarian Macau 2004
7 9 (3) Mohammad Reza Heidarian Vietnam 2005
8 Uzbekistan 2006
9 6 (1) Mohammad Reza Heidarian Japan 2007
10 Thailand 2008
11 6 (2) Mohammad Hashemzadeh Uzbekistan 2010
12 6 (7) Vahid Shamsaei UAE 2012
13 6 (2) Mohammad Taheri Vietnam 2014
14 6 (5) Mohammad Keshavarz Uzbekistan 2016

Notable players

See also

References

Sporting positions
Preceded by
Inaugural champions
Asian Champions
1999 (first title)
2000 (second title)
2001 (third title)
2002 (fourth title)
2003 (fifth title)
2004 (sixth title)
2005 (seventh title)
Succeeded by
2006
 Japan
Preceded by
2006
 Japan
Asian Champions
2007 (eighth title)
2008 (ninth title)
2010 (tenth title)
Succeeded by
2012
 Japan
Preceded by
2014
 Japan
Asian Champions
2016 (eleventh title)
Succeeded by
Incumbent
Preceded by
Inaugural champions
Futsal Confederations Cup
2009 (first title)
Succeeded by
Incumbent
Preceded by
Inaugural champions
WAFF Futsal Championship
2007 (first title)
Succeeded by
2009
 Iraq
Preceded by
2009
 Iraq
WAFF Futsal Championship
2012 (second title)
Succeeded by
Incumbent
Preceded by
Inaugural champions
Asian Indoor Games
2005 (first title)
2007 (second title)
2009 (third title)
2013 (fourth title)
Succeeded by
Incumbent