Ex-Iran Midfielder Maziar Zare Hangs Up His Boots

Tasnim - Former Persepolis and Iran national football team midfielder Maziar Zare announced his retirement from football.

Zare has hung up his boots at the age of 32.

He started his playing career in Malavan Bandar Anzali in 2004 and joined Persepolis four years later.

Zare was a member of Iran national U-23 football team in the 2006 Asian Games. He was called up to the senior squad in June 2007 for the West Asian Football Federation Championship.

Zare played 34 times for Team Melli and scored five goals.

He made his debut for Iran in a match vs Iraq. He played in the 2010 FIFA World Cup qualification and 2011 AFC Asian Cup qualification for Team Melli.

He also was invited in June 2011 by Carlos Queiroz to participate in the 2014 FIFA World Cup qualification.

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