2022-11-24 16:54:12

Focus on Iran: What can Wales expect from their next Group B opponents?

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By Pa Sport Staff

Wales are back in World Cup action against Iran on Friday.

Irans Group B campaign got off to a dreadful start with a 6-2 defeat to England.

Here, the PA news agency takes a closer look at Wales opponents and whether they can bounce back from that opening defeat in Qatar.

Iran were the first Asian team to seal qualification for this World Cup as they wrapped up progress with three matches to spare and topped Group A ahead of South Korea.

This is Team Mellis sixth finals appearances, having made their debut in 1978.

Iran are at their third successive World Cup and aiming to make it out of the group stage for the first time.

Sat 20th in FIFAs rankings the highest ranked team in the Asian Football Confederation and one place below Wales they have won just two of their previous 16 matches at the World Cup.

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