Iran coach Carlos Queiroz has named an 18-man squad for first preparation camp ahead of their 2014 World Cup qualifier games in June, with a friendly against UAE approaching on April 17.
Queiroz’s team will hold a four-day training camp in Dubai in mid-April, followed by an exhibition game against UAE.
Initial reports of friendly games with Nigeria have been called off by Iran football officials, and a friendly against Japan has reportedly been postponed to October 2012.
Queiroz is determined to test talented youngsters in the match as usual starters of Esteghlal, Persepolis and Sepahan teams will miss the camp due to club commitments.
Squad as follows:
Mohsen Foruzan, Shahab Gordon, Hossein Mahini, Shoja Khalilzadeh, Siamak Koroushi, Amirhossein Sadeghi, Ehsan Hajsafi, Ghasem Hadadifar, Reza Haghighi, Payam Sadeghian, Pejman Nouri, Mohamad Gholami, Arash Afshin, Karim Ansarifard, Ghasem Dehnvai, Mohamad Ghazi, Yaghub Karimi, Mohamadreza Khalatbari