Having won the domestic league on four occasions, twice with Esteghlal and Sepahan each, Hashem Beikzadeh's next goal is to continue his good form with his country into the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil™ campaign.

Deployed at either left-back or in midfield, Beikzadeh has caught the eye in the past with his spectacular efforts from dead balls. One of his most notable was a fine thumped 25-yard free-kick against Iraq in during the 2007 West Asian Football Federation Championship, a feat which further singled him out as one of the side's set-piece specialist.

Since making his international debut in a friendly against United Arab Emirates in back in 2006, Beikzadeh has racked up 16 national team appearances. He played just one game in their failed bid to reach South Africa 2010 but his solid performances with Esteghlal earned the faith of Carlos Queiroz, who started him in the last two qualifying matches against Lebanon and Korea Republic, where two wins saw Iran seal progression.