The Welsh side and Iran enter their Group B, round 2 match at the Ahmad bin Ali Stadium on Friday knowing that a win could be the difference between reaching the World Cup knockout stages. Wales vs Iran (WAL vs IRA) will be a pivotal game for both teams as both teams are looking to register their first win.
Wales – The 1-1 draw against the USA was not something Wales was looking for. But they were fortunate enough to be still in the game at the half-time break. The Dragons squandered several chances in the second half before Gareth Bale scored his first-ever World Cup goal from the penalty spot and secured a point for Wales.
Iran – An unexpected beginning to their World Cup campaign, Iran suffered a 6-2 trashing against the mighty three lions. Iran, on the other hand, never gave up and scored two consolation goals in the final quarter, the second coming from an extremely debatable penalty decision based on the previous match’s threshold. Mehdi Taremi’s double highlighted his attacking threat, and a substitute appearance from Sardar Azmoun following injury will only boost Iran’s confidence ahead of this match.
WAL vs IRA: Match Details
|Wales vs Iran
|25th November 2022
|3:30 PM (IST)
|Ahmed bin Ali Stadium, Al-Rayyan, Qatar
WAL vs IRA: Broadcast Details
The match will be broadcast LIVE on Sports 18 and Sports 18 HD Channels in India. Those who want to watch the match online can do so via the Jio Cinema app.
WAL vs IRA: Head-to-Head stats
Wales and Iran are facing each other for the first time in their entire history.
Dream 11 Top Picks and Player Stats
Gareth Bale: The star performer against the USA is again the main focus of the game against Iran. The late penalty from Bale against the USA saved Wales’ chances to qualify for the next stage. The young full-back Neco Willams has also played well against the USA.
Mehdi Taremi: Even though England trashed Iran 6-2, Taremi did his best to score the 2 goals for Iran to save themselves from a proper humiliation. So against Wales, he will be another player in focus.
WAL vs IRA: Dream 11 Fantasy Team
Defenders: Mepham, Davies, Pouraliganji, M.Hosseini
Midfielders: Jakanbakhsh, Gholizadeh, Ramsey, James
Dream 11 Captain & Vice-Captain Choice For The Match
Captain: Gareth Bale
Vice-Captain: Mehdi Taremi
WAL vs IRA: Predicted Line-Up
Wales possible starting line-up: Hennessey; Mepham, Rodon, Davies, Roberts, Ramsey, Ampadu, Williams, James, Bale, Moore
Iran possible starting line-up: H.Hossein, Moharrami, Pouraliganji, Cheshmi, M.Hosseini, Mohammadi, Jakanbakhsh, Noorollahi, Karimi, Gholizadeh, Taremi
WAL vs IRA: Team News
Doubtful: Joe Allen
Injury: Alireza Beiranvand
Doubtful: Sardar Azmoun