Reza Ghoochannejhad dreams of playing at his second World Cup

Reza Ghoochannejhad

Tehran Times - Reza Ghoochannejhad says his dream will be fulfilled if he plays for Team Melli in the World Cup for the second time.

Ghoochannejhad represented Iran in the 2014 World Cup and scored his side's only goal against Bosnia-Herzegovina.

He had already scored the winner against South Korea in the 2014 FIFA World Cup qualifier in Ulsan.

Iran have been drawn along with Spain, Portugal and Morocco in Group B of the 2018 World Cup.

"If I can to play at my second World Cup, you can say that I have fulfilled all my dreams," he told Leeuwarden Courant.

“But nobody knows what will happen and where I end up. As long as I am fit, I continue playing football. As a top athlete you always want more. If there is no challenge, you have to stop,” Ghoochannejhad added.

The Iranian international midfielder, whose contract expires at the end of this season, says he is going to stay at Heerenveen.

"I started a project and I really want to finish it in a good way. I could have gone to China but I preferred to stay in Heerenveen. If you know how much I could have earned there, then you made fun of me. I want to continue at Heerenveen, the club that trained me,” Ghoochannejhad concluded.

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