Wales have faced Asian opposition seven times in their history and have only conceded once in these games, keeping six clean sheets (W5 D2). 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.
Wales vs Iran: World Cup 2022 previewWith opening nerves now out of the way, Wales need to produce a more complete performance against Iran as their first World Cup campaign in 64 years continues. At times during Monday’s draw with the USA, the occasion looked too big even for the seasoned veterans of a Welsh team who took Euro 2016 by storm. After such a long wait, that is perhaps understandable, and the way in which Rob Page’s team recovered was impressive, offering an indication of the quality they can offer. Had Friday’s meeting with Iran been their opening game, Wales might well have been more concerned.
At their best, Carlos Queiroz’s team are difficult to beat and boast some dangerous firepower, but little of that was evident in their 6-2 loss to England. Given Iran’s defensive problems and Wales’ improved second-half performance, Page and his team must be confident of securing what would be a crucial three points, ahead of their final match against the Three Lions. Here’s everything you need to know about the game. Date, kick-off time and venueThe World Cup group stage game is scheduled for a 10am GMT kick-off time on Friday November 25, 2022. The Ahmed Bin Ali stadium in Al Rayyan will host.
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.
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.
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"I think that’s why the manager changed the shape, he changed it for that game. I think we won’t be too surprised by the formation he picks. Both teams need to win. ” Iran head coach Carlos Queiroz: "It's a team full of character and a spirit. They have working ethics. We need to be careful with that because they're really dangerous in terms of enthusiasm, intensity and continuity.
Having not played since September, it remains to be seen whether Page brings the Swansea midfielder straight back into the starting lineup. The fact Kieffer Moore changed the game when the striker came on against the USA should see the Bournemouth star selected ahead of Dan James. Alireza Beiranvand was involved in a nasty clash of heads against England / REUTERSFor Iran, goalkeeper Alireza Beiranvand is a major doubt after a nasty clash of heads against England.
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) Who is the referee? Mario Escobar will take charge of proceedings. 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.
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