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Iran


Federation founded: 1920
FIFA member since: 1948
Confederation: AFC
Colours: All white with red and green borders
Nickname: Team Melli
World Cups qualified for: 4 (of 20)
Best results: 14th place in 1978

WORLD CUP RANKING
P 12 W 1 D 3 L 8 GF 7 GA 22 Pts 6
Iran are 54th on the all-time table.

WORLD CUP SUMMARY
1974 Did not qualify Qualifiers
1978 First round 14 Squad Qualifiers
1982 Did not enter
1986 Did not enter
1990 Did not qualify Qualifiers
1994 Did not qualify Qualifiers
1998 First round 20 Squad Qualifiers
2002 Did not qualify Qualifiers
2006 First round 25 Squad Qualifiers
2010 Did not qualify Qualifiers
2014 First round 28 Squad Qualifiers
* Iran entered first time for the 1974 World Cup.

TEAM RECORDS
Champions -
Finalists -
Semifinalists (or top 4) -
Quarterfinalists (or top 8) -
Biggest win 2-1 vs United States 1998
Biggest loss 1-4 vs Peru 1978
Most wins in a row 1
Most losses in a row 3
Longest unbeaten run 2
Longest run without win 7
Longest run qualifying 1
Longest run not qualifying 4 (1982-94)
Penalty shoot-outs -
IRN vs Europe W0 - D1 - L5
IRN vs South America W0 - D0 - L2
IRN vs Africa W0 - D2 - L0
IRN vs N/C America W1 - D0 - L1

MOST WORLD CUP APPEARANCES
Mehdi Mahdavikia 6 1998-06
Andranik Timotian 6 2006-14
Ali Daei 5 1998-06
Javad Nekounam 5 2006-14
Masoud Shojaei 4 2006-14

MOST WORLD CUP GOALS
Sohrab Bakhtiarizadeh 1 2006
Iraj Danaifar 1 1978
Hamid Estili 1 1998
Reza Ghoochannejad 1 2014
Yahya Golmohammadi 1 2006
Mehdi Mahdavikia 1 1998-06
Hassan Rowshan 1 1978


 

YEAR RD OPPONENTS RESULT 1978 1R Netherlands L 0-3 1R Scotland D 1-1 1R Peru L 1-4 1998 1R Yugoslavia L 0-1 1R United States W 2-1 1R Germany L 0-2 2006 1R Mexico L 1-3 1R Portugal L 0-2 1R Angola D 1-1 2014 1R Nigeria D 0-0 1R Argentina L 0-1 1R Bosnia-Herzegovina L 1-3



 

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