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Iranian national team

Overview
Thanks to their leading goalscorer Ali Daei, Iran became one of the first countries to earn a spot amongst the 32 nations that will partake in World Cup 2006. This will be their third appearance at a World Cup final (in addition to France 1998 and Argentina 1978)


Islamic Republic of Iran Football Federation

Islamic Republic of Iran Football Federation


2 World Cup appearances
1978, 1998
Has never advanced past Round 1

Most caps
Ali Daei (147)
Most goals
Ali Daei (109)
Trivia
1. "Gol-koocheak" (literally, small net) football is typically played throughout Iran with signature purple and white balls.

Iran Fixtures
All kick-offs are in local German time (GMT +1)

Sunday, 11th June 18.00
Mexico vs Iran (Group D)
at Nuremberg

Saturday, 17th June 15.00
Portugal vs Iran(Group D)
at Frankfurt

Wednesday, 21th June 16.00
Iran vs Angola (Group D)
at Leipzig