Iran national futsal team


Iran national futsal team

Infobox National futsal team
Name = Iran
Badge = IRIFFlogoclear.jpg
FIFA Trigramme = IRN
FIFA Rank =
FIFA max =
FIFA max date =
FIFA min =
FIFA min date =
Nickname =
Association = I.R.I.F.F.
Confederation = AFC (Asia)
Coach = Flagicon|Iran Hossein Shams
Captain = Vahid Shamsaee
Most caps =
Top scorer = Vahid Shamsaee (335)

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leftarm2=db232b|body2=db232b|rightarm2=db232b|shorts2=db232b|socks2=db232b| First game = Flagicon|Iran Iran 19 - 6 Kuwait Flagicon|Kuwait (Hong Kong; 2 May 1992)
Largest loss = Flagicon|Brazil Brazil 8 - 1 Iran Flagicon|Iran (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; 6 October 2000)
Largest win = Flagicon|Iran Iran 36 - 0 Singapore Flagicon|Singapore (Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia; 7 March 1999)
World cup apps = 4
World cup first = 1992
World cup best = Fourth place, 1992
Regional name = AFC Futsal Championship
Regional cup apps = 10
Regional cup first = 1999
Regional cup best = Winners, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002,
2003, 2004, 2005, 2007, 2008
The Iran national futsal team represents Iran in international futsal competitions and is controlled by the Futsal Commission of the Islamic Republic of Iran Football Federation. Iran have by far the strongest team in Asia, the nine time champions in Asian Futsal Championship. [cite web|title=Asian Futsal Championship Overview|url=http://www.rsssf.com/tablesf/futsal-as.html|publisher=RSSSF|accessdate=2006-10-22] As of December 2007, Iran is ranked 6 in the [http://www.futsalworldranking.be/ Futsal World Ranking] , the highest ranking Asian team in the latest World Rankings. [cite web|title=Futsal World Ranking|url=http://home.versateladsl.be/debock_joseph/rank.htm|publisher=FutsalWorldRanking|accessdate=2007-10-30]

Iranians have played in four editions of FIFA Futsal World Championship reaching the semi-finals in their first appearance in 1992. [cite web|title=FIFA Futsal World Cup 1992|url=http://www.rsssf.com/tablesf/futs92.html|publisher=RSSSF|accessdate=2006-10-22] They also reached the finals of Grand Prix de Futsal known as Futsal Mini-World Cup in 2007 in Brazil.

Tournament records

FIFA Futsal World Cup

* 1989 - "Did not enter"
* 1992 - Fourth place
* 1996 - Round 1
* 2000 - Round 1
* 2004 - Round 1
* 2008 - "In progress"

AFC Futsal Championship record

* 1999 - Champions
* 2000 - Champions
* 2001 - Champions
* 2002 - Champions
* 2003 - Champions
* 2004 - Champions
* 2005 - Champions
* 2006 - Third place
* 2007 - Champions
* 2008 - Champions


=Asian Indoor Games record=

* 2005 - Champions
* 2007 - Champions


=WAFF Futsal Championship record=

* 2007 - Champions

Grand Prix de Futsal

* 2007 - Runners-up

Players

Current Squad

Players called up for the 2008 FIFA Futsal World Cup:
* Mostafa Nazari (GK)
* Asghar Ghahremani (GK)
* Hamidreza Abrarinia (GK)
* Vahid Shamsaee (C)
* Mohammad Hashemzadeh
* Javad Asghari Moghaddam
* Ebrahim Masoudi
* Mohammad Taheri
* Mohammad Keshavarz
* Majid Latifi
* Ali Asghar Hassanzadeh
* Mostafa Tayyebi
* Masoud Daneshvar
* Morteza Azimaei

Coaches

*flagicon|IRI Mohammad Mayeli Kohan (1992)
*flagicon|IRI Mansour Pourheidari (1996)
*flagicon|IRI Hossein Shams (1999-2000)
*flagicon|NED Victor Hermans (2001)
*flagicon|IRI Mohammad Hassan Ansarifard (2001-2004)
*flagicon|BRA Jurandir Dutra de Azeredo (2004-2006)
*flagicon|IRI Hossein Shams (2006-Present)

Notable players

* Vahid Shamsaee
* Mohammad Reza Heidarian

References

ee also

*Futsal in Iran
*Iran national football team


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