2016 Kabaddi World Cup :: Iran Kabaddi Team Profile - Information About Team Iran
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Team Iran

Iran is a major force to reckon with in the world of professional kabaddi. The nation has a diverse and relatively long history in the sport and is one of few nations to have a professional league set-up dedicated to it. They have a strong presence in Star Sports Pro Kabaddi in India too, with Abolfazl M. Mahalli and Fazel Atrachali from the current national squad, who as part of Patna Pirates were crowned Star Sports Pro Kabaddi champions in Season 4. Meraj Sheykh and Mohammadreza Maghsodlou are the other noteworthy mentions.

The Iranians take the sport very seriously, and its similarity to wrestling – another sport that Iran is famous for – has helped the nation reach the finals of various competitions. On paper, Iran is the strongest threat to India’s chances of winning the 2016 Kabaddi World Cup.

Team Squad

Captain
Meraj Sheykh
Raider
Abolfazl Maghsoudlou Mahalli
Raider
Gholamabbas Korouki
Raider
Mohammadesmaeil Maghsoudloumahalli
Raider
Mohammadtaghi Paeinmahali
Raider
Mohsen Maghsoudloujafari
Defender
Abozar Mohajer Mighani
Defender
Fazel Atrachali
Defender
Hadi Tajik
Defender
Milad Sheibak
Defender
Soleiman Pahlevani
All Rounder
Mohammad Esmaeil Nabibakhsh
All Rounder
Farhad Rahimi Milaghardan
All Rounder
Saeid Ghaffari