Wales and Iran will battle on 25th November in this FIFA World Cup group B clash at the Al Rayyan Stadium. This will be the second game played by the teams in the World Cup. Iran faces England, and Wales will play the USA before going head-to-head with each other.
Both these teams will head into the tournament as underdogs, as Wales is playing the competition for the first time in 64 years, and Iran has never gone past the group stage at the World Cup. Wales and Iran will have a point to prove when they come up against each other in the second leg of the group stage. The recent win over Uruguay will be a much-needed inspiration and a boost of confidence heading into the competition for Iran.
Watch Wales vs Iran FIFA World Cup 2022
The beIN sports channel will cover all the matches played by Iran in the FIFA World Cup as they have the official broadcasting rights to telecast the games in Iran. BeIN will telecast all the matches taking place in the tournament. On this channel, football fans from Iran can easily follow their team’s journey through the World Cup.
Football fans in Wales can enjoy the FIFA World Cup on the Sky Sports television. It can also be followed on the BBC network. The World Cup will be broadcast live on the television mentioned above at different times. One can enjoy all the matches of the World Cup on the BBA and Sky Sports channels.
Fixture Table for Both the Teams
England VS Iran
Khalifa International Stadium
Wales VS USA
Al Rayyan Stadium
Iran VS Wales
Al Rayyan Stadium
Iran VS USA
Al Thumama Stadium
England VS Wales
Al Rayyan Stadium
Iran vs Wales will be the second match each of these teams plays in the FIFA World Cup. As the table mention, Wales plays all their games at the Al Rayan Stadium. This will be an advantage as they don’t need to travel anywhere, and all that time can be put to better use by training or resting. Iran comes into the fixture off an excellent run of games in the qualifiers. They won eight matches and lost only one, with the goal difference being 15:4. Whereas Wales have a total goal difference of 17:10 in all the games running up to the World Cup, including the playoffs.
Things to Watch Out for
- Gareth Bale will be the differential among both teams as he has been in some hot form while playing for Wales. He scored three goals and assisted three times in the group-stage qualifiers. He also scored a brace against Austria, which helped Wales qualify for the FIFA World Cup for the first time in 64 years.
- Iran striker Mehdi Taremi has been in scintillating form in the World Cup qualifiers. He scored four goals and assisted two goals in the group stages of the qualifiers. He is the main talisman for Iran in this edition of the FIFA World Cup.
- Iran missed the knockout segment of the tournament by one point only in the previous World Cup. They have a better chance this time as they come with experience and a dose of confidence in the FIFA World Cup. They could end up being the dark horses of the group this time.
Table of Fifa World Cup Squads
Alireza Beiranvand, Hossein Hosseini, Payam Niazmand.
Morteza Pouraliganji, Ramin Rezaeian, Rouzbeh Cheshmi, Omid Noorafkan, Abolfazl Jalali, Armin Sohrabian, Saman Fallah, Ehsan Hajsafi.
Vahid Amiri, Mehdi Torabi, Milad Sarlak, Mehdi Mehdipour, Mohammad Khodabandelou.
Mohammad Mohebi, Karim Ansarifard, Sardar Azmoun, Mehdi Taremi, Mehdi Ghayedi, Shahriyar Moghanlou, Allahyar Sayyadmanesh.
Danny Ward, Wayne Hennessey, Tom King.
Ethan Ampadu, Chris Mepham, Ben Davies, Chris Gunter, Connor Roberts, Joe Rodon, Neco Williams, Rhys Norrington- Davies, Ben Cabango.
Joe Allen, Aaron Ramsey, Harry Wilson, David Brooks, Jonny Williams, Joe Morrell, Matthew Smith, Dylan Levitt, Ruben Colwill, Sorba Thomas.
Gareth Bale, Daniel James, Kieffer Moore, Tyler Roberts, Brennan Johnson, Mark Harris, Rabbi Matondo, Nathan Broadhead.
Iran has been battling many economic, political and social issues lately, but they will look to put all this behind them when they face Wales in the World Cup. The tournament’s dark horses almost made it big in the 2018 World Cup and must not be taken lightly. Wales and Iran have faced each other only before in an international friendly resulting in a 1-0 win for Wales.