FIFA Ranking: 23
Coach: Branko Ivankovic
Key players: Ali Daei, Mohammad Nosrati, Vahid Hashemian
World Cup record: Third appearance
Best finish: First round 1978, 1998
Last appearance: First round 1998
Qualifying route: Second in Asian Group B.
Key question: The side have had more than their share of hurdles to jump in preparation due to political reasons, can they put it all behind them and become a competitive force?
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