He will be assisted by Caleb Wales and Juan Carlos Mora Araya while Maguette N'Diaye is the fourth official. Drew Fischer is the video assistant referee. What about suspensions? Captain Gareth Bale and defender Chris Mepham were both booked in the draw with the USA. It means they will miss the clash with England on Tuesday if they are yellow carded against Iran. Match facts This is just the second ever meeting between Wales and Iran, with the Red Dragons winning the other in April 1978 – Phil Dwyer scoring the only goal of the game. Wales have faced Asian opposition seven times in their history and have only conceded once in these games, keeping six clean sheets (W5 D2).
Wales vs. Iran live stream: FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 TV channel, how to watch online, start timeGetty Images Wales and Iran are back in FIFA World Cup action on Friday when the two meet in Al Rayyan for their second Group B encounter. The Welsh drew 1-1 with the USMNT in their opening game while the Iranians took a heavy 6-2 beating from England. Ahmad bin Ali Stadium will be the venue for this one as Gareth Bale and his Wales teammates look to secure three points ahead of their clash with the Three Lions.
Their coverage starts at 9:15am. It will also be shown live on BBC One from 9:15am. You can also stream live via the BBC Sport website. WalesOnline will have live match updates from around three hours before kick-off. What is the latest team news? Joe Allen has returned to full training with Wales and is fit to feature. The midfielder has been out of action for more than two months due to a hamstring and missed his side's 1-1 draw with the USA on Monday.
Despite only coming on as a second half substitute, Kieffer Moore was involved in more of Wales' shots against USA on MD1 than any other player (3 – 2 shots, 1 chance created). He also had five touches in the opposition box, at least two more than any other Wales player. Mehdi Taremi became the first ever Iranian player to score more than once at the World Cup with his brace against England on MD1. Indeed, Taremi was also the first player from an Asian country to net two goals in a World Cup game.
Wales have no other injury concerns. As for Iran, Sardar Azmoun is available to feature having come off the bench in his side's 6-2 loss to England last time out. Bayer Leverkusen's Azmoun suffered a calf injury earlier this month but could well be in a position to start against Wales. Goalkeeper Ali Beiranvand sustained a broken nose following a collision with team-mate Majid Hosseini in the loss to England, and while he has been in training this week, he will be unavailable to face Wales due to concussion protocols. What have the managers said? Wales boss Rob Page: "Iran are going to want a reaction from a disappointing defeat (against England). I think they’d have looked at the fixtures and England was a free game for them.
Wales v Iran kick-off time, TV channel, live stream details and team newsWales play their second World Cup group stage match on Friday as they take on Iran. Here's everything you need to know about the Group B contest at Ahmad Bin Ali Stadium. What time is Wales v Iran kick-off? Wales v Iran gets under way at 10am (1pm local time) on Friday, November 25. GRAB YOUR COPY:Get your brilliant 48-page Wales at the World Cup preview special Is Wales v Iran on TV and what about live streaming? Yes, the match will be shown live on S4C.
Their most recent such game was a 6-0 win against China in March 2018. Iran have never beaten a European opponent at the World Cup in nine previous attempts (D2 L7), conceding 20 goals across those games, with six coming on MD1 in their 6-2 defeat to England. Four of Wales' six games at the World Cup have been drawn (67%), with no side having a higher ratio of their games finishing level in the competition's history.
Iran lost 6-2 against England on MD1, the fourth time in their six participations they have lost their opening game at the World Cup. They’ve only lost their first two games at one previous World Cup, doing so in 2006. Carlos Queiroz has only won two of his 11 matches at the World Cup (D4 L5) across spells with Portugal and Iran. His teams had only conceded seven goals in his first 10 games before Iran’s 6-2 defeat to England. Gareth Bale has made 109 appearances for Wales in all competitions – the joint-most of all players in the nation's history, along with fellow squad member Chris Gunter. 10 of Wales’ 14 goals at their last three major tournaments (EURO and World Cup) have seen at least one of Gareth Bale or Aaron Ramsey involved as goalscorer or assist provider.
Wales vs Iran: Start time, team news and how to watch on TV