Iran national futsal team

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Iran
Nickname(s) Team Melli Futsal
(Persian: تیم ملی فوتسال)
"The National Futsal Team"
Association FFIRI
Confederation AFC (Asia)
Head coach Mohammad Nazemolshari'eh
Captain Mohammad Keshavarz
Most caps Vahid Shamsaei
Top scorer Vahid Shamsaei (392)
Home stadium Azadi Indoor Stadium
FIFA code IRN
FIFA ranking 6 (3 February 2016)[1]
Home colours
Away colours
First international
 Iran 19–6 Kuwait 
(Hong Kong; 2 May 1992)
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 6 (First in 1992)
Best result Fourth place: 1992
AFC Futsal Championship
Appearances 13 (all) (First in 1999)
Best result Champions: 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2007, 2008, 2010

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" have won ten editions of Asian Futsal Championship[2] and are the 5th strongest team in the world according to the most recent Futsal World Ranking. Iranians have played in six editions of FIFA Futsal World Cup reaching the semi-finals in their first appearance in 1992.[3] Iran have won the first Futsal Confederations Cup in 2009, and reached the finals of Grand Prix de Futsal known as Futsal Mini-World Cup in the 2007, 2009, and 2015 editions.

Home stadium[edit]

Main article: Azadi Indoor Stadium

Iran plays the home games at the Azadi Indoor Stadium with a capacity of 12,000 spectators. The government restricts Iranian women from attending football matches such as the ones held in Azadi stadium.

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

Nicknames[edit]

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[edit]

*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 World Cup[edit]

FIFA World Cup record
Year Round Pld W D* L GS GA
Netherlands 1989 Did not enter
Hong Kong 1992 Fourth place 8 5 0 3 36 30
Spain 1996 Round 1 3 1 0 2 12 14
Guatemala 2000 Round 1 3 1 0 2 6 7
TPE 2004 Round 1 3 1 0 2 9 13
Brazil 2008 Round 2 7 4 2 1 24 19
Thailand 2012 Round of 16 4 2 1 1 9 8
Colombia 2016 To be determined
Total 6/8 28 14 3 11 96 91

Asian Championship[edit]

Asian Championship record
Year Round Pld W D* L GS GA
Malaysia 1999 Champions 6 6 0 0 90 7
Thailand 2000 Champions 6 6 0 0 56 10
Iran 2001 Champions 7 7 0 0 97 13
Indonesia 2002 Champions 6 6 0 0 61 7
Iran 2003 Champions 6 6 0 0 60 13
Macao 2004 Champions 7 7 0 0 81 12
Vietnam 2005 Champions 8 6 1 1 58 15
Uzbekistan 2006 Third place 5 4 0 1 46 12
Japan 2007 Champions 6 6 0 0 50 9
Thailand 2008 Champions 6 6 0 0 48 2
Uzbekistan 2010 Champions 6 6 0 0 57 9
UAE 2012 Third place 6 5 0 1 45 9
Vietnam 2014 Runners-up 6 5 1 0 52 8
Uzbekistan 2016 Qualified
Total 14/14 81 76 2 3 801 126

Asian Indoor Games[edit]

Asian Indoor Games record
Year Round Pld W D* L GS GA
Thailand 2005 Champions 5 5 0 0 41 3
Macao 2007 Champions 7 7 0 0 73 12
Vietnam 2009 Champions 5 4 1 0 64 7
Korea 2013 Champions 5 5 0 0 43 9
Total 4/4 22 21 1 0 221 31

Grand Prix de Futsal[edit]

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

Confederations Cup[edit]

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

West Asian Championship[edit]

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

Tiger's Cup/World 5's Futsal[edit]

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

Source: http://www.futsalplanet.com/matches/index.asp

China International Futsal Tournament Story[edit]

CFA Futsal International Tournaments - Changshu Record
Year Round Pld W D L GS GA DIF
Changshu 2014 Did not enter 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Changshu 2015 Champions 3 3 0 0 23 6 +17
Hangzhou International Futsal Tournament Record
Hangzhou 2009 Third place 3 0 2 1 10 11 -1
Hangzhou 2010 Fourth place 3 0 0 3 4 12 -8
Hangzhou 2011 Third place 4 1 2 1 15 10 +5
Hangzhou 2012 Runners-up 3 1 1 1 7 7 0
Hangzhou 2013 Champions 3 3 0 0 14 6 +8
Hangzhou 2014 Champions 3 3 0 0 23 5 +18
Total 6/7 22 11 5 6 96 57 +39

Source: http://www.futsalplanet.com/matches/index.asp http://www.futsalplanet.com/agenda/agenda-01.asp?id=18700 http://www.futsalplanet.com/agenda/agenda-01.asp?id=19278

All Time General Statistics Record / Overview of Results[edit]

Tournament Pld W D L GF GA Dif Pts
FIFA World Cup record 28 14 3 11 96 91 +5 45
Asian Championship record 81 76 2 3 801 126 +675 230
Asian Indoor Games record 22 21 1 0 221 31 +190 64
Grand Prix de Futsal record 38 24 3 11 154 102 +52 75
Confederations Cup record 4 4 0 0 15 4 +11 12
West Asian Championship record 7 7 0 0 61 10 +51 21
Tiger's Cup/World 5's Futsal record 17 11 0 6 90 36 +54 33
China International Futsal record 22 11 5 6 96 57 +39 38
Total 219 168 14 37 1534 457 +1077 518

Results and fixtures[edit]

Previous matches[edit]

      Win       Draw       Loss

Date Venue Opponent Competition Result Iranian scorers Report
2015
10 February 2015 Športno društvo Kidričevo, Kidričevo  Slovenia Friendly 4–2 W Javid 3', Ahmadi 17', Tavakoli 29', Orouji 32' Report
11 February 2015 Športno društvo Tri lilije, Laško  Slovenia Friendly 2–1 W Esmaeilpour 7', Tavakoli 32' Report
10 October 2015 Handball Arena, Tehran  Iran U-23 Unofficial friendly 3–1 W Taheri 2, Tayyebi
10 October 2015 Ghadir Arena, Urmia  Russia Friendly 3–1 W Tayyebi 2', Ahmadi 5', Hassanzadeh 39' Report
11 October 2015 Ghadir Arena, Urmia  Russia Friendly 2–2 D Javid 29', Esmaeilpour 32' Report
20 October 2015 Estra Forum, Prato  Italy Friendly 0–2 L Report
21 October 2015 Estra Forum, Prato  Italy Friendly 2–3 L Ahmadi 9':30", Bahadori 18':18" Report
4 November 2015 Centro Olímpico Engenheiro Wagner do Nascimento, Uberaba  Colombia 2015 Grand Prix de Futsal 4–1 W Tayyebi 11' - 23', Hassanzadeh 20', Ahmadi 20' Report
5 November 2015 Centro Olímpico Engenheiro Wagner do Nascimento, Uberaba  Angola 2015 Grand Prix de Futsal 7–0 W Tavakoli 2, Hassanzadeh 2, Ahmadi, Esmaeilpour, Bahadori Report
6 November 2015 Centro Olímpico Engenheiro Wagner do Nascimento, Uberaba  Uruguay 2015 Grand Prix de Futsal 7–3 W Tayyebi 8', Tavakoli 13', Hassanzadeh 17' - 38', Hajibandeh 18', Javid 23', Taheri 36' Report
7 November 2015 Centro Olímpico Engenheiro Wagner do Nascimento, Uberaba  Paraguay 2015 Grand Prix de Futsal / Semi-finals 2–0 W Javid 17', Hassanzadeh 38' Report
8 November 2015 Centro Olímpico Engenheiro Wagner do Nascimento, Uberaba  Brazil 2015 Grand Prix de Futsal / Finals 3–4 L Bahadori 7', Javid 29', Tayyebi 36' Report
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

Forthcoming matches[edit]

Date Competition Location Opponent
2016
10 February 2016 AFC Futsal Championship Tashkent, Uzbekistan  Jordan
12 February 2016 AFC Futsal Championship Tashkent, Uzbekistan  China
14 February 2016 AFC Futsal Championship Tashkent, Uzbekistan  Iraq
12–27 March# FIFA official match day
FIFA official match day
10–13 April# FIFA official match day
FIFA official match day
FIFA Logo (2010).svg 2016 FIFA Futsal World Cup
10 September – 2 October
hosted by:  Colombia
30 October - 2 November# FIFA official match day
FIFA official match day
4–7 December# FIFA official match day
FIFA official match day
2017
23 January – 1 February # FIFA official match day
FIFA official match day
FIFA official match day
FIFA official match day
3–12 April# FIFA official match day
FIFA official match day
FIFA official match day
FIFA official match day
10–13 September# FIFA official match day
FIFA official match day
24–27 September# FIFA official match day
FIFA official match day
3–6 December# FIFA official match day
FIFA official match day
2018
Asian Football Confederation (logo).svg 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
FIFA official match day
28–31 October# FIFA official match day
FIFA official match day
2–5 December# FIFA official match day
FIFA official match day
2019
28 January – 6 February# FIFA official match day
FIFA official match day
FIFA official match day
FIFA official match day
8–17 April# FIFA official match day
FIFA official match day
FIFA official match day
FIFA official match day
22–25 September# FIFA official match day
FIFA official match day
21–30 October# FIFA official match day
FIFA official match day
FIFA official match day
FIFA official match day
1–4 December# FIFA official match day
FIFA official match day
2020
Asian Football Confederation (logo).svg 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[edit]

Head Coach Iran Mohammad Nazemolshari'eh
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[edit]

Current squad[edit]

Match date: 10-21 February 2016
Opposition: 2016 AFC Futsal Championship
Caps and goals correct as of: 20 December 2015

No. Pos. Player DoB (Age) Caps Goals Club
GK Sepehr Mohammadi (1989-08-08) 8 August 1989 (age 26) Iran Giti Pasand
GK Javad Esfandyari (1988-05-28) 28 May 1988 (age 27) Iran Melli Haffari
GK Saeed Momeni (1993-09-24) 24 September 1993 (age 22) Iran Mes Sungun
FP Mohammad Keshavarz (1982-07-05) 5 July 1982 (age 33) Iran Tasisat Daryaei
FP Hamid Ahmadi (1988-11-24) 24 November 1988 (age 27) Iran Tasisat Daryaei
FP Alireza Vafaei (1989-03-20) 20 March 1989 (age 26) Iran Yasin Pishro
FP Ali Asghar Hassanzadeh (1987-11-02) 2 November 1987 (age 28) Iran Tasisat Daryaei
FP Ghodrat Bahadori (1988-01-30) 30 January 1988 (age 28) Iran Tasisat Daryaei
FP Mohammad Reza Sangsefidi (1989-11-02) 2 November 1989 (age 26) Iran Tasisat Daryaei
FP Mohammad Taheri (1985-05-02) 2 May 1985 (age 30) Iran Shahid Mansouri
FP Mehran Alighadr (1989-05-24) 24 May 1989 (age 26) Iran Giti Pasand
FP Hossein Tayyebi (1988-09-29) 29 September 1988 (age 27) Iran Mes Sungun
FP Farhad Tavakoli (1989-01-13) 13 January 1989 (age 27) Iran Melli Haffari
FP Mahdi Javid (1987-05-03) 3 May 1987 (age 28) Iran Giti Pasand

Recent call-ups[edit]

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 Ebrahimi (1991-07-24) 24 July 1991 (age 24) Iran Tasisat Daryaei v.  Slovenia, 10–11 February 2015
Alireza Rafieepour (1993-10-09) 9 October 1993 (age 22) Iran Melli Haffari v.  Slovenia, 10–11 February 2015
GK Mostafa NazariWithdrew (1982-12-11) 11 December 1982 (age 33) Iran Tasisat Daryaei v.  Russia, Camp
Saeed AhmadabbasiINJ (1992-07-31) 31 July 1992 (age 23) Iran Tasisat Daryaei Changshu International Tournament, Camp
Babak Akbari (1985-08-26) 26 August 1985 (age 30) Iran Dabiri Tabriz Changshu International Tournament, Camp
Ali Assadi (1991-06-17) 17 June 1991 (age 24) Iran Farsh Ara Changshu International Tournament, Camp
GK Mehrdad Azamei (1990-11-14) 14 November 1990 (age 25) Iran Misagh Changshu International Tournament, Camp
Meysam Barmashori (1989-01-26) 26 January 1989 (age 27) Iran Mes Sungun Changshu International Tournament, 18–20 December 2015
Majid Hajibandeh (1988-02-15) 15 February 1988 (age 27) Iran Misagh Changshu International Tournament, 18–20 December 2015
Mohammad Shajari (1991-08-30) 30 August 1991 (age 24) Iran Melli Haffari Changshu International Tournament, 18–20 December 2015
Mohammad Kohestani (1986-09-22) 22 September 1986 (age 29) Iran Yasin Pishro Changshu International Tournament, 18–20 December 2015
Abolghasem Orouji (1989-12-02) 2 December 1989 (age 26) Iran Tasisat Daryaei 2016 AFC Futsal Championship, Mashhad Camp, 24–30 January 2015
Saeed Afshari (1992-05-24) 24 May 1992 (age 23) Iran Giti Pasand 2016 AFC Futsal Championship, Mashhad Camp, 24–30 January 2015
Ahmad Esmaeilpour (1988-09-08) 8 September 1988 (age 27) Iran Giti Pasand 2016 AFC Futsal Championship, Mashhad Camp, 24–30 January 2015
Mohammad Naser Safari (1991-02-12) 12 February 1991 (age 25) Iran Melli Haffari 2016 AFC Futsal Championship, Mashhad Camp, 24–30 January 2015
GK Alireza Samimi (1991-02-12) 12 February 1991 (age 25) Iran Mes Sungun 2016 AFC Futsal Championship, Mashhad Camp, 24–30 January 2015
Afshin Kazemi (1991-02-12) 12 February 1991 (age 25) Iran Shahid Mansouri 2016 AFC Futsal Championship, Mashhad Camp, 24–30 January 2015
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[edit]

World Cups[edit]

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

Asian Cups[edit]

Iran captains[edit]

Iran World Cup captains[edit]

# 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

Notable players[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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
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