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2009-02-05 - 18:18

Daei Calls up Squad for WC Qualifier against Korea

TEHRAN (FNA)- Iran's head coach Ali Daei named his 25-man squad for next week's 2010 World Cup qualifier against South Korea in Tehran.

Iran are in second in Group Two, two points behind the visitors and have called up some - but not all - of their big guns for the clash.

Osasuna pair Javad Nekounam and Masoud Shojaei will fly home together and will join Vfl Bochum striker Vahid Hashemian in Tehran.

There is no room for Mahdi Mahdavikia of Eintracht Frankfurt, Barnsley's new loan signing Andranik Teymourian and Fereydoon Zandi of Alki Larnaca, Cyprus.

Daei hopes that the fans will play their part at the Azadi Stadium.

"I am sure that the national team fans realize the importance of our match against Korea and I hope they will pack the Azadi Stadium to support us."

Iran Squad:

Goalkeepers: Mehdi Rahmati (Mes Kerman), Vahid Talebloo (Esteghlal), Rahman Ahmadi (Sepahan).

Defenders: Hadi Aghili (Sepahan), Jalal Hosseini (Saipa), Pirouz Ghorbani (Esteghlal), Mohsen Bengar (Sepahan), Hossein Kaebi (Saipa), Majid Gholamnejad (Pas), Sattar Zare (Bargh), Hasan Ashjari (Zob Ahan).

Midfielders: Maziar Zare (Perspolis), Kianoush Rahmati (Saipa), Hossein Kazemi (Esteghlal), Karim Bagheri (Perspolis), Reza Khalatbari (Zob Ahan), Mohamad Nouri (Saba Battery), Meysam Baoo (Abu Moslem), Ehsan Hajsafi (Sepahan), Masoud Shojaei (Osasuna, Spain), Javad Nekounam (Osasuna, Spain).

Strikers: Arash Borhani (Esteghlal), Seyed Salehi (Peykan), Siavash Akbarpour (Esteghlal), Vahid Hashemian (VfL Bochum, Germany).