Mehdi Rahmati Retires From International Football
(IranSportsPress.com) - Mehdi Rahmati the goal keeper of Tehran based club Esteghlal FC and the Iranian national team has decided to retire from international football for personal reasons.
There is speculation that Rahmati decided to retire after news surfaced that Daniel Davari a keeper of Iranian decent in the Bundesliga 2 has been invited to Team Melli. Davari who is German-Iranian was born January 6, 1988 and currently plays for Eintracht Brauschweig.
In an interview, Rahmati announced, “I might not be able to contribute to the National Team and for that reason I will like to announce my retirement,“ he continued “There are several problems which I rather not talk about but I can truly say that I won’t be at the service of the national team for some time. I want to maintain clam surrounding the national team and for that reason I rather not talk.”
Mehdi Rahmati has been the undisputed number one keeper for the Iranian team but has become the focus of heavy criticism lately because of his performance in Iran’s loses in the Asian World Cup Qualification games against Uzbekistan and Lebanon. Rahmati, born in Tehran, Iran has tallied 75 senior appearances since 2004 having taken the starting job in 2010.