Iran in the World Cup Finals, World Cup Reports, World Cup Squad.
World Cup Appearances:
France 1998 was Iran's 2nd appearance in the World Cup Finals.
Best World Cup Performance:
Iran were only once in the World Cup finals before; in Argentina 1978, where they drew with Scotland in the
The revolution and war with with Iraq slowed down Iran's progress in
the Eighties but the country is more stable now and Iran earned their place at France 1998
after a fight back in Melbourne, to draw (2:2) against Terry Venables' Australia side; to
win on away goals, over two legs.
14th June: vs. Yugoslavia
(0:1) in St. Etienne.
21st June: vs. United
States (2:1) in Lyon.
25th June: vs. Germany
(0:2) in Montpellier.
Iran got the three points they wanted most, against the United States,
and returned to Tehran as heroes.
Iran failed to qualify for the Second Round.
Asian Football Confederation.
Iran Football Federation.
1 Ahmad Abedzadeh (Pirouzi)
12 Nima Nakisa (Pirouzi)
22 Parviz Boromand
4 Mohammad Khakpour (Pirouzi)
5 Mohammad Ali Peyravani (Pirouzi)
14 Nader Mohammad Khani
15 Ali Akbar Ostad Asadli (Zob E Ahan)
17 Javad Zarincheh (Esteghlal)
20 Mehdi Pashazadeh (Esteghlal)
2 Mehdi Mahdavikia (Pirouzi)
3 Naim Saadavi (Pirouzi)
6 Karim Bagheri (Arminia Bielefeld)
7 Ali Reza Mansourian (Esteghlal)
8 Sirous Din Mohammadi (Tabriz)
9 Hamid Estili (Bahman)
16 Reza Shahroudi (Pirouzi)
21 Mehrdad Minavand Chal (Pirouzi)
10 Ali Daei (Arminia Bielefeld)
11 Khodadad Azizi (FC Koln)
13 Ali Latifi
18 Satar Hamedani (Bahman)
19 Behnam Seraj
Brazil, Morocco, Norway, Scotland.
Austria, Cameroon, Chile, Italy.
Denmark, France, Saudi Arabia, South Africa.
Bulgaria, Nigeria, Paraguay, Spain.
Belgium, Holland, Mexico, South Korea.
Germany, Iran, United States, Yugoslavia.
Colombia, England, Romania, Tunisia.
Argentina, Croatia, Jamaica, Japan.
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