World Cup 2022: Comments on the match Wales vs Iran | Qatar World Cup 2022

Veterans on both sides will hold the key in what could be a fast-paced box-to-box match.

Who: Wales vs Iran, group BENEFITS

Where: Stadium Ahmed bin Ali

When: Friday, November 25th at 1pm (10:00 GMT)

FIFA rankings: Wales (19), Iran (20)

Leading the way at the World Cup, Wales have been on a lousy run in the UEFA Nations League. However, that came shortly after their dramatic World Cup qualifying campaign in which they lost just one game in 10 – and that was against Belgium, one of the favorites to raise. trophy in Doha on December 18.

So what does that tell us? When kept in shape and injury-free, the Welsh trio of Gareth Bale, Aaron Ramsey and Joe Allen can make it difficult for opposing teams.

But that’s no small warning. Allen continued to be inactive at Swansea – where he suffered a hamstring injury less than a month ago. Meanwhile, Ramsey, who injured his hamstring in September, and Bale, who also recently picked up a leg injury, trade Wales’ rugged mountains and valleys for warm climates than in Nice and Los Angeles – where both struggled to get game time.

Wales’ reliance on their experienced stars was shown in the team’s World Cup opener, where a late game penalty kick make sure they got a point through a with the United States.

Meanwhile, Iran wants to reach the round of 16 for the first time at a World Cup. And this match is key to those hopes after Team Melli – as they are known – were beaten 6-2 by England in the opening match of the World Cup.

Like Wales, they will depend on an experienced hand – or rather, feet. Since the 2020-21 season, Mehdi Taremi is the top scorer of the Portuguese football league with 42 goals. 30-year-old player scores both of Iran’s goals against England earlier this week, have 18 months of experience playing in Qatar.

Taremi will lead Iran’s attack, along with Alireza Jahanbakhsh of Feyenoord Rotterdam and Sardar Azmoun from Bayer Leverkusen. Azmoun was injured while playing for Leverkusen in early October, but is still fit to play in Qatar.

In the two matches since Iran Coach Carlos Queiroz was reinstated, the team have played a defensive 4-1-4-1 formation with a player floating in front of defenders, allowing midfield to move forward. more. On attack, they switched to a 4-3-3 formation.

This flexibility in formation and counter-attack gives Team Melli a similar play to the Dragons – the Welsh guerrilla nickname. Expect quick breakthroughs on the flanks from both teams. These are not teams interested in ownership for its own sake. Don’t expect much tiki-taka in this game. Don’t expect quick, box-to-box action.


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