Route to the World Cup
The 2022 World Cup in Qatar will be the 7th time Iran has qualified to play in the tournament. The first time they qualified was in the 1978 World Cup held in Argentina. Since then, Iran has qualified for five of the last seven World Cups and 2022 will be their third appearance in a row. In all the times Iran has qualified they have never progressed beyond the group stage. To qualify for the World Cup in Qatar, Iran topped both their groups in the second and third rounds of the AFC World Cup qualification. They are the highest ranked team from the AFC region.
For a small relatively small sized country with a population of three million people they are always proud of their sporting achievements. You could probably hear the Welsh singing in Qatar when they qualified for the 2022 World Cup finals in Cardiff. Wales has qualified for the World Cup finals for only the second time in their history. The last time Wales qualified was in the 1958 World Cup held in Sweden. Back then Wales finished level with Hungary in the group stage on points remaining unbeaten, drawing all three games against the hosts Sweden, Hungary and Mexico. To qualify for the knockout stages, they had to play Hungary in a play-off which they won 2 – 1. They met Brazil in the quarter-finals and were sent packing, losing 1 – 0. The group fixtures in Qatar include England, USA and Iran and they will be psyched up to make the knockout stages for a second time.
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This may well end up being a highly competitive game considering the teams rankings. Wales will need to use all their experience running through the team in Wayne Hennesey, Chris Gunter, Aaron Ramsey and Gareth Bale to thwart the attacking threat of Sardar Azmoun and Mehdi Taremi. Here at mr.play we bring you heaps of betting opportunities so make sure you keep an eye on the odds available in each market for Iran v Wales.