Iran captain out of qualifier after playing Israeli club

A combination made up of file images on August 18, 2017 shows Iran's defender Ehsan Haji Safi (L) playing during the 2014 World Cup Asian zone group A qualifying football match against Lebanon at Azadi Stadium in Tehran on June 11, 2013 and Iran's Masoud Shojaei dribbling the ball during the World Cup 2018 Asia qualifying football match between Qatar and Iran at the Jassim Bin Hamad stadium in Doha on March 23, 2017. (AFP / Behrouz MEHRI AND Karim JAAFAR)





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