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Carlos Queiroz has announced a 33-man squad ahead of Team Melli's opening final round World Cup qualifier which is a difficult trip away to Uzbekistan

Iran's Portuguese coach Carlos Queiroz has named a provisional 33-man squad for Team Melli's opening fourth round World Cup qualifier away to Uzbekistan on June 3.

Team Melli, who progressed to the final round of qualifying after topping Group E, have been grouped alongside Uzbekistan, South Korea, Qatar and Lebanon.

Iran, who saw their friendly against UAE cancelled for political reasons, have played against Mozambique and Mauritania national teams so far this year.

Among the squad is Ashkan Dejagah who is called up despite to reports he is in doubt for the White Wolves clash due to a hamstring injury.

Osasuna's Masoud Shojaei has been named with Iran team doctors stating they believe he is injury-free for the qualifying campaign after a long-term foot problem.

Name Club
Goalkeepers:  
Mehdi Rahmati Esteghlal
Shahab Gordan Zob Ahan
Alireza Haghighi Rubin Kazan
Mohsen Foruzan Tractor Sazi
Defenders:  
Seyed Jalal Hosseini Sepahan
Hadi Aghili Al Arabi
Shoja Khalilazadeh Mes Kerman
Pejman Montazeri Esteghlal
Khosro Heydari Esteghlal
Hossein Mahini Zob Ahan
Ehsan Hajsafi Tractor Sazi
Mehrdad Pouladi Persepolis
Midfielders:  
Maziar Zareh Persepolis
Reza Haghighi Fajr Sepasi
Andranik Teymourian Esteghlal
Mojtaba Jabbari Esteghlal
Pejman Nouri Emirates
Mohammad Nouri Persepolis
Ali Karimi Persepolis
Ghasem Haddadifar Tractor Sazi
Javad Nekounam Osasuna
Ashkan Dejagah Wolfsburg
Ferydoon Zandi Esteghlal
Mohsen Mosalman Malavan
Ahmad Hasanzadeh Mes Kerman
Strikers:  
Karim Ansarifard Saipa
Hadi Norouzi Foolad
Mohamad Ghazi Zob Ahan
Arash Afshin Foolad
Milad Meydavoudi Esteghlal
Mohammad Gholami Damash Gilan
Mohammad Reza Khalatbari Al Wasl
Gholamreza Rezaei Persepolis

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