Live: Wales v Iran - World Cup 2022
Опубликовано: 25-11-2022, 09:31, , 141, 0
- Wales are aiming to qualify for the World Cup play-offs for the first time since 1958.
- Iran is in last place in Group B after losing 6-2 to England in the first leg.
- Iran has never advanced beyond the group stage and has only won one of their last 11 World Cup matches.
- These teams have only met once, in a friendly match in 1978, when Wales won 1-0.
- In the FIFA rankings, there is only one place between them: Wales is 19th, and Iran is 20th.
What to expect from the game Wales-Iran?Expect fast flank breaks from both teams.
Neither is interested in possession for its own sake. So it's unlikely to be a lot of tiki-taka. But there has to be a lot of pace, from box to box.
Who are the Welsh players to watch out for?Wales has a trio of veterans Gareth Bale, Aaron Ramsey and Joe Allen who can make life very difficult for opposing teams. But all three have recently failed -- hamstring injuries to Ramsey and Allen, and a leg injury to Bale.
What do we know about the Wales team?It has been 64 long years since Pele's first World Cup goal ended Wales' 1958 campaign.
Football has fallen out of fashion, especially in the rugby-played midlands of Wales, as fans have endured decades of disappointment. But something changed in 2016. And it was nothing less than the emergence of a new golden generation led by former Real Madrid and Tottenham superstar Gareth Bale.
Suddenly it seemed that Wales knew how to play football.
Fast forward to 2022. Wales faced a tough European qualification campaign to reach Qatar but finished in second place after matches against Belgium and the Czech Republic.
And now, regardless of the final result, Wales are once again proud to have found their place in the World Cup.
But if you're wondering what happened to the 17-year-old who broke Welsh hearts 64 years ago, you can read about it on 1win .
So, besides Taremi, what other Iranian players do you need to keep an eye on?Taremi will lead Iran's front line alongside Alireza Jahanbakhsh of Dutch football club Feyenoord Rotterdam and Sardar Azmoun of Bayer Leverkusen in North Rhine-Westphalia.
Azmoun was injured while playing for Leverkusen in early October but is ready to play in Qatar.
Unfortunately for Iran, their goalkeeper, Ali Beiranvand, will miss the match with a concussion, posing a difficult challenge for Hossein Hosseini's likely replacement against Welsh star Gareth Bale.
Is Team Melli ready this time?Iran will depend on an experienced hand - or rather, a foot.
Mehdi Taremi plays for Porto in Portugal's Primeira Liga, but the 30-year-old who scored both of Iran's goals against England this week is no stranger to Qatar. In 2018, he signed with Qatari club Al-Gharafa and spent 18 months in the country.
Then Carlos Queiroz. Reinstated less than three months before the 2022 World Cup, the Portuguese coach has already led Iran to the 2014 and 2018 World Cups. In the two games since he was reinstated, the team played defensively in a 4-1-4-1 formation with a floating player ahead of the backs, allowing the midfield to advance further down the field. In attack, they switched to 4-3-3.
What you need to know about today's matchAhead of the World Cup, Wales suffered a setback in the UEFA Nations League. But this came right after a dramatic World Cup qualifying campaign in which they lost just one match in 10 to 2nd-ranked Belgium.
Meanwhile, Iran wants to play in the 1/8 finals for the first time in the World Cup. And this performance is the key to those hopes after Team Melli, as they are known, lost 6-2 to England in the opening match of the World Cup.
Venue: Ahmed bin Ali Stadium.This is the third of seven games played at the Ahmed bin Ali Stadium. The Wales team will be familiar with him as they drew 1-1 against the USA on Monday night.
The 40,000-capacity stadium, commonly known as Al Rayyan Stadium, was designed to mimic the desert sand dunes and is home to Al Rayyan Football Club, one of Qatar's most popular football clubs Wales vs. Iran live , on the portal 1win.