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Iran national under 23 football team

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Head coach  Alexandre Belinga
FIFA code  IRN
Best result  Quarter-finals: 2016
Captain  Rouzbeh Cheshmi
Home stadium  Azadi Stadium
Appearances  2 (first in 2013)
Arena/Stadium  Azadi Stadium
Location  Iran
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Nickname(s)  Team Omid ("Team Hope")
Association  Football Federation Islamic Republic of Iran
Confederation  Asian Football Confederation (Asia)

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.

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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, the Iran under-23 team was given special permission to participate in the Asian Games, where they won the bronze medal.

Olympic Games

  • Prior to the 1992 Olympic Games campaign, the senior national team played in qualification.
  • AFC U-23 Championship

    *Denotes draws which include knockout matches decided on penalty kicks.

    Asian Games

  • Prior to 2002 Asian Games, the senior national team participated in the tournament.
  • Wild card players

  • Busan 2002
  • Ali Daei (33)
  • Ebrahim Mirzapour (24)
  • Yahya Golmohammadi (31)
  • Doha 2006
  • Hassan Roudbarian (28)
  • Arash Borhani (24)
  • Jalal Hosseini (24)
  • Guangzhou 2010
  • Mehdi Rahmati (27)
  • Gholamreza Rezaei (26)
  • Jalal Hosseini (28)
  • Prior to 2002 Asian Games, the senior national team participated in the tournament.
  • Results and fixtures

      Win   Draw   Loss

    Current squad

  • Match date: 22 January 2016
  • Opposition: 2016 AFC U-23 Championship
  • Caps and goals correct as of: 22 January 2016
  • AFC U-23 Championships

  • AFC U-23 Championship 2013 squad
  • AFC U-23 Championship 2016 squad
  • Honours

  • Asian Games
  • 01 ! Gold Medal (1): 2002 03 ! 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.

  • WAFF U23 Championships
  • 01 ! Gold Medal (1): 2015

    Friendly Tournaments

  • Semi-finalists in 1999 Dunhill Cup
  • 1st place in 2002 Asian Games
  • 1st place in 2006 VTV-T&T Cup (Spring Cup)
  • 3rd place in 2008 Turkmenistan President's Cup
  • 1st place in 2010 Velayat Cup
  • 2nd place in 2010 Ho Chi Minh City Cup
  • 1st place in 2013 International Friendship Youth Tournament
  • 1st place in Antalya Tournament
  • Managers

  • Heshmat Mohajerani (1977)
  • Iraj Soleimani (1980–1982)
  • Mahmoud Yavari (1982–1984)
  • Iraj Soleimani (1984–1992)
  • Rudi Gutendorf (1988) (temp)
  • Hassan Habibi (1992–1994)
  • Enver Hadžiabdić (1994) (temp)
  • Hans-Jürgen Gede (1994–1995)
  • Hassan Habibi (1995)
  • Ebrahim Ghasempour (1997–1999)
  • Egon Coordes (1999)
  • Mehdi Monajati (1999–2002)
  • Branko Ivanković (2002–2003)
  • Mohammad Mayeli Kohan (2003–2004)
  • Hossein Faraki (2004) (temp)
  • Renê Simões (2005–2006)
  • Vinko Begović (2006–2007)
  • Nenad Nikolić (2007–2008)
  • Gholam Hossein Peyrovani (2009–2010)
  • Human Afazeli (2010–2011)
  • Ali Reza Mansourian (2011–2014)
  • Nelo Vingada (2014)
  • Alexandre Belinga (2016–present)
  • References

    Iran national under-23 football team Wikipedia


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