Behrang Safari began the UEFA EURO 2012 qualifying campaign as Sweden's first-choice left-back but lost his place after a 4-1 defeat in the Netherlands. He still made Erik Hamrén's squad, though, having helped RSC Anderlecht to the Belgian title following a summer 2011 switch from FC Basel 1893.
• Born in the Iranian capital of Tehran, he emigrated to Sweden as a child and later launched his career with Malmö FF.
• Made three appearances from the bench as Malmö won the 2004 Swedish title and did not establish himself as a regular until the 2006 campaign, during which he scored his first two league goals, breaking his duck against Örgryte IS on 10 April.
• Left Malmö for Basel midway through the 2008 season having received his first senior international cap in January of that year in a friendly win in Costa Rica; made six appearances in the 2010 FIFA World Cup campaign before starting the first three UEFA EURO 2012 qualifiers under new coach Hamrén.
• Enjoyed three successful years with Basel, making 94 Super League appearances and 31 in Europe, 19 of which were in the UEFA Champions League (qualifying included); won the Swiss double in 2009/10 and a second league title the following season.
• Joined Anderlecht in May 2011 and helped the Brussels club win the Eerste Klasse and reach the last 32 of the UEFA Europa League with a perfect group stage record.
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|06.09.2012||Friendlies 2010-12||First round||Sweden||1-0||China PR||88||0||0|
|11.09.2012||FIFA World Cup||Qualifying round||Sweden||2-0||Kazakhstan||90||0||0|
|16.10.2012||FIFA World Cup||Qualifying round||Germany||4-4||Sweden||90||0||0|
|14.11.2012||Friendlies 2010-12||First round||Sweden||4-2||England||44||0||0|
|22.03.2013||FIFA World Cup||Qualifying round||Sweden||0-0||Republic of Ireland||90||0||0|
|13.07.2013||Swiss Super League||Basel||3-1||Aarau||77||0||0|
|21.07.2013||Swiss Super League||Grasshoppers||1-1||Basel||77||0||0|
|27.07.2013||Swiss Super League||Basel||2-0||Lausanne||90||0||0|
|30.07.2013||UEFA Champions League||Third qualifying round||Basel||1-0||M. Tel-Aviv||90||0||0|
|03.08.2013||Swiss Super League||St Gallen||1-1||Basel||90||0||0|
|06.08.2013||UEFA Champions League||Third qualifying round||M. Tel-Aviv||3-3||Basel||90||0||0|
|11.08.2013||Swiss Super League||Basel||1-2||Zürich||90||0||0|
|21.08.2013||UEFA Champions League||Play-offs||Ludogorets||2-4||Basel||90||0||0|
|24.08.2013||Swiss Super League||Luzern||1-1||Basel||90||0||0|
|27.08.2013||UEFA Champions League||Play-offs||Basel||2-0||Ludogorets||77||0||0|
|14.09.2013||Swiss Cup||Second round||Münsingen||0-1||Basel||90||0||0|
|22.09.2013||Swiss Super League||Sion||1-3||Basel||90||0||0|
|28.09.2013||Swiss Super League||Basel||2-2||Sion||90||0||0|
|01.10.2013||UEFA Champions League||Group stage||Basel||0-1||Schalke||84||0||0|
|06.10.2013||Swiss Super League||Lausanne||1-2||Basel||90||0||0|
|22.10.2013||UEFA Champions League||Group stage||Steaua||1-1||Basel||68||0||0|
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