Route to the World Cup
The Yanks took the final World Cup CONCACAF qualification place from the third-round group stage by finishing third place on goal difference. Despite losing their last World Cup qualification match away to Costa Rica 2 – 0 on March 20th 2022, they managed to reach Qatar on goal difference having won 7 and drawn 4 of their 14 games. Since then, USA has played two friendly matches beating Morocco 3 – 0 and drawing a game played against Uruguay 0 – 0 in June. Two further competitive matches took place in the CONCACAF Nations League A as they beat Granada 5 – 0 in Austin Texas and then drew 1 – 1 away to El Salvador. In the lead up to the World Cup finals, USA has two further friendly games to play that are worth keeping tabs on. In September, they are due to play Japan and Saudi Arabia, which should give some insight into their form.
It’s fair to say that Iran has been a form team since the appointment of their Croatian head coach Dragan Skočić in 2020. During the AFC 2022 world cup qualification Iran played a total of 18 games, winning 14, drawing 1 while losing only 3 matches. Quite the form to take some note about as they have risen in the World rankings to 23rd. To put this in perspective, Iran was ranked 33rd in the rankings two years ago. Their steady climb up the rankings and qualifying to play in the World Cup finals for the third successive time, proves Iran is a footballing nation that is steadily improving and on the up. It is fair to say they have kept themselves under the radar, so the question is, might this be a team to cause an upset at the 2022 World Cup?
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