Iran national under-23 football team

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Iran under-23
Nickname(s) Team Omid ("Team Hope")
Association FFIRI
Confederation AFC (Asia)
Head coach N/A
Captain Milad Sarlak
Home stadium Azadi Stadium
FIFA code IRN
First colours
Second colours
First international
 Iran 2–1  Kuwait
(Kuwait City, Kuwait; December 3, 1977)[1]
Biggest win
 Iran 10–0 Afghanistan U23 Afghanistan
(Busan, South Korea; September 28, 2002)
Biggest defeat
 Iran 2–6 Japan U23 Japan
(Tehran, Iran; February 9, 2001)
AFC U-22 Championship
Appearances 2 (first in 2013)
Best result Quarter-finals: 2016
Asian Games
Appearances 14 (first in 1951)
Best result Champions: 1974, 1990, 1998, 2002

Iran national under-23 football team, also known as Iran U-23 or Iran Olympic Team; represents Iran in international football competitions in Olympic Games, Asian Games and AFC U-22 Asian Cup, as well as any other under-23 international football tournaments. It is controlled by the Iran Football Federation.

History

The winner of the gold medal at the 2002 Asian Games, the team was prepared to defend its championship title at the football tournament of the 2006 Asian Games in Doha, Qatar. Despite a suspension by FIFA, preventing Iran to enter any international football competition,[2] the Iran under-23 team was given special permission to participate in the Asian Games,[3] where they won the bronze medal.

Tournament records

Olympic Games

Summer Olympic Games Record Qualifications record
Year Result Position Pld W D L GF GA Pld W D L GF GA
19081988 See Iran national team
Spain 1992 Did Not Qualify 8 5 2 1 19 6
United States 1996 4 2 1 1 9 4
Australia 2000 4 1 1 2 3 6
Greece 2004 6 3 0 3 22 9
China 2008 6 1 2 3 6 7
United Kingdom 2012 4 1 1 2 1 5
Brazil 2016 8 5 0 3 21 9
Japan 2020 To be determined - - - - - -
France 2024 - - - - - -
United States 2028 - - - - - -
Total 0 / 7 - - - - - - 40 18 7 15 81 46

AFC U-23 Championship

AFC U-23 Championship record AFC U-23 qualification
Hosts/Year Result GP W D* L GS GA Squad GP W D L GS GA
Oman 2013 Group stage 3 1 1 1 6 5 Squad 5 4 1 0 13 2
Qatar 2016 Quarter-finals 4 2 0 2 6 7 Squad 4 3 0 1 15 2
China 2018 Did not qualify - - - - - - - 2 1 0 1 2 3
Total 2/3 7 3 1 3 12 12 - 11 8 1 2 30 7
*Denotes draws which include knockout matches decided on penalty kicks.

Asian Games

Asian Games record
Year Round PLD W D L GS GA Wildcard (Overage) Players
1951 to 1998 See Iran national team
South Korea Busan 2002 Champions 6 4 2 0 16 2 Ali Daei (33); Ebrahim Mirzapour (24); Yahya Golmohammadi (31)
Qatar Doha 2006 Third place 6 4 1 1 10 6 Hassan Roudbarian (28); Arash Borhani (24); Jalal Hosseini (24)
China Guangzhou 2010 Fourth place 7 5 0 2 14 8 Mehdi Rahmati (27); Gholamreza Rezaei (26); Jalal Hosseini (28)
South Korea Incheon 2014 Group Stage 2 0 1 1 2 5
Total 4/4 21 13 4 4 42 21

WAFF U-23 Championship

Hosts/Year Result GP W D L GS GA
Qatar 2015 Champions 4 3 1 0 8 3
Total 1/1 4 3 1 0 8 0

Results and fixtures

  Win   Draw   Loss

Previous matches

Date Venue Opponent Competition Result Iranian scorers Report
2017
19 July 2017 Dolen Omurzakov Stadium, Bishkek  Kyrgyzstan 2018 AFC U-23 Championship qualification 2–1 (W) Shekari Goal 14', Gholizadeh Goal 42' Report
23 July 2017 Dolen Omurzakov Stadium, Bishkek  Oman 2018 AFC U-23 Championship qualification 0–2 (L) Report

Forthcoming matches

Date Competition Location Opponent
2018

Coaching staff

Position Name
Head coach Iran Amir Hossein Peiravani
Assistant coach Iran Koroush Barmak
Iran Gholamreza Baghabadi
Goalkeeping coach Iran Saeid Azizian
Fitness coach Iran Jafar Hoshmand
Analyzer
Doctor Iran Mehdi Abarashi
Technical director Iran Hamid Estili
Technical adviser Iran Mojtaba Taghavi
Team manager Iran Habib Kashani
Executive director Iran Mohammad Rasaei
Iran Hossein Okhovat

Players

Current squad

0#0 Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1 1GK Payam Niazmand (1995-04-06) 6 April 1995 (age 23) Iran Paykan
12 1GK Shahab Adeli (1997-01-19) 19 January 1997 (age 21) Iran Naft Tehran
22 1GK Ali Keykhosravi (1999-01-13) 13 January 1999 (age 19) Iran Sepahan

2 2DF Sadegh Moharrami (1996-03-01) 1 March 1996 (age 22) Iran Persepolis
3 2DF Mohammad Naderi (1996-10-05) 5 October 1996 (age 21) Iran Tractor Sazi
4 2DF Taha Shariati (2000-03-03) 3 March 2000 (age 18) Iran Saipa
5 2DF Majid Hosseini (1996-06-20) 20 June 1996 (age 21) Iran Esteghlal
6 2DF Milad Sarlak (captain) (1995-03-26) 26 March 1995 (age 23) Iran Sepahan
15 2DF Aref Gholami (1997-04-19) 19 April 1997 (age 20) Iran Sepahan
18 2DF Mehdi Rahimi (1999-05-02) 2 May 1999 (age 18) Iran Sepahan

8 3MF Omid Noorafkan (1997-04-09) 9 April 1997 (age 21) Iran Esteghlal
11 3MF Mehdi Ghaedi (1998-12-05) 5 December 1998 (age 19) Iran Esteghlal
13 3MF Sina Khadempour (1997-01-09) 9 January 1997 (age 21) Iran Naft Tehran
14 3MF Mahan Rahmani (1996-06-15) 15 June 1996 (age 21) Iran Paykan
16 3MF Nima Mokhtari (1998-05-10) 10 May 1998 (age 19) Iran Gostaresh Foolad
19 3MF Sina Moridi (1996-05-05) 5 May 1996 (age 21) Iran Foolad
20 3MF Saber Hardani (1996-10-27) 27 October 1996 (age 21) Iran Foolad
21 3MF Reza Dehghani (1998-01-07) 7 January 1998 (age 20) Iran Sepahan

7 4FW Reza Mirzaei (1996-04-14) 14 April 1996 (age 22) Iran Sepahan
9 4FW Younes Delfi (2000-10-02) 2 October 2000 (age 17) Iran Esteghlal Khuzestan
10 4FW Reza Shekari (1998-05-31) 31 May 1998 (age 19) Russia Rubin Kazan
17 4FW Mohammadreza Abbasi (1996-07-27) 27 July 1996 (age 21) Iran Zob Ahan
23 4FW Hossein Mehraban (1996-05-12) 12 May 1996 (age 21) Iran Padideh

Previous squads

AFC U-23 Championships

Honours

1st, gold medalist(s) Gold Medal (1): 2002
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Bronze Medal (1): 2006
4th place (1): 2010

U-23 teams were favoured by AFC and the IOC since 2002 Asian Games.The Senior team competed in the games before 2002.

1st, gold medalist(s) Gold Medal (1): 2015

Friendly Tournaments

Managers

See also

References

  1. ^ "اولین تیم امید تاریخ (عکس) :: ورزش سه". www.varzesh3.com. 
  2. ^ "FIFA suspends Iran Football Federation". FIFA. Archived from the original on 2007-01-02. Retrieved 2006-11-27. 
  3. ^ "FIFA President announces temporary lifting of Iran ban". the-AFC.com. Archived from the original on June 23, 2007. Retrieved 2006-11-27. 

External links

  • Official Website of IR Iran Football Federation
  • http://www.football3.ir
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