In this blog we will be taking a comprehensive look at the Iran national football team and their chances of winning yet another FIFA World Cup. Are you a supporter of the Iran football team? Check out betting tips and odds at LV BET Sportsbook and place your bets on your favourite team.
Iran national team qualified for five World Cup group stages; however, they have never progressed beyond that. In total, Iran played 15 games, winning just two, losing nine and drawing four. Iran are yet to flourish on the international stage.
Read on to learn more about:
- Iran’s football team FIFA World Cup history
- Iran’s road to Qatar
- Iran squad
- LV BET betting tips on
Iran at the FIFA World Cup
The first World Cup in which the Iran football team participated in was in the 1978 edition. After that year, they again made it to the 1998 edition – but they got knocked out in the group stages after notably winning their first game, which was against the United States in front of almost 40,000 spectators.
In 2006 Iran faced a problematic group as they played Portugal, Mexico and Angola but failed to win a game, seeing them exit once again in the Group stages. A similar story unfolded in the 2018 FIFA World Cup; Iran won their first game against Morocco thanks to a 90+5 own goal and later drew against Portugal which was the most points that they got but did not make it through to the knockout stage.
Iran successes and failures at the previous FIFA World Cup
Iran national football team have not enjoyed much success since forming part of FIFA as they won only two games in the World Cup finals but the 2018 campaign they showed great improvement ranking four points from a possible nine considering they faced Spain, Portugal and Morocco.
The failure is that the Iran national football team are yet to make it out of the group stages despite participating four times in the modern format of the tournament.
Since the team has qualified for the Qatar World Cup this will be the third consecutive World Cup appearance and something to look forward to as the team progresses.
Iran’s road to the Qatar 2022 World Cup
Iran managed to top the groups in which they where involved in the three stages of qualifying. In the third and last qualifying round Iran ranked an impressive 25-point tally winning eight, drawing one and losing one.
The only game that the Iran squad lost out to was South Korea who finished second just two points behind.
Who will Iran play against at the Qatar 2022 World Cup?
Iran will be participating in Group B of the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar and will play against, England, USA and Wales.
The favourites to win the group are England followed by the USA and Wales. Iran are the least likely to win the group.
Wales have secured their first every World Cup appearance after 64 years after beating Ukraine in the play-off final.
The fixtures for the Iran national team are as follows:
- England vs Iran 21st November 2022 14:00 Khalifa International Stadium
- Wales vs Iran 25th November 2022 11:00 AI Rayyan Stadium
- Iran vs USA 29th November 2022 20:00 AI Thumama Stadium
Iran squad for the World Cup in Qatar
The Iran national football team do not have great worldwide start playing within their team, but they do have three players who play in the top European leagues which will give them a great boost in such games.
Sardar Azmoun, who currently plays with Bayer Leverkusen, will be a great outlet for the Iran squad as he will add to their attacking force, together with Mehdi Taremi, who plays with Porto.
The Iran national team football players will be coached by Dragan Skocic, who was appointed in February 2020.
Where to see FIFA World Cup 2022 matches in Iran?
All around Iran, there will be places where you can enjoy a nice meal whilst watching the Iran National team in action. Kick-off times will vary depending on the fixture, but all will be played in the late or early afternoon.
You will be able to watch all the action unfold in all FIFA World Cup license holders as well as bars and restaurants that own the rights to show the matches.
For more information, please visit the official FIFA website here.
Qatar FIFA World Cup 2022 tickets — prices, sale dates and tournament stages
For more information regarding ticket sales and accessibility tickets, please visit the official website here.
All tickets are sold in Qatari riyal (QAR) to both residents of Qatar and International fans.
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