World Cup Brazil - Iran football team
The "Team Melli", ranks 1st in Asia and 38th in the world according to the February 2014 FIFA World Rankings. In their last qualification match, Iran defeated South Korea 1-0 in Ulsan Munsu, resulting in their qualification to the 2014 FIFA World Cup as group winners with 16 points. Iran continued their winning streak, securing qualification to the 2015 Asian Cup just months later as well.
|Nickname(s)||Team Melli - Shirane Iran - The Iranian Lions - Shahzadehgane Parsi - The Princes of Persia - Setarehgane Irani - The Persian Stars)|
|Head coach||Carlos Queiroz|
|Highest FIFA ranking||15 (July 2005)|
|FIFA World Cup record||Round 1: 1978-1998-2006|
|Asian Cup record||Champions: 1968-1972-1976|
|Asian Games record||Champions: Tehran 1974-Beijing 1990-Bangkok 1998-Busan 2002|