FIFA World Cup’s second round of matches in the Group Stage is already here as Wales take on Iran on Friday. It’s a 10:00 am GMT kick-off at Ahmad Bin Ali Stadium, Al Rayyan. Here we will quickly check out Wales vs Iran starting XI and the latest team news.
Both teams are winless in their opening games. Iran suffered a thumping 6-2 defeat against the Three Lions while Wales rescued a point from the USA in a 1-1 draw.
🆚 Wales vs Iran | Group A
🗓 Date: Friday, 25 November 2022
🕗 Start Time: 10:00 am Wales Time | 1:30 pm Iran Time
🏟 Venue: Ahmad Bin Ali Stadium, Al Rayyan
Wales’ Starting XI vs Iran
|Defender||Mepham, Rodon, Davies|
|Midfielder||Roberts, Ramsey, Ampadu, Wilson, Neco|
Gareth Bale scored from the spot to rescue a point against the USA. The Welsh talisman will be crucial once again. Kieffer Moore came off the bench last game. He will start this one.
Joe Allen missed the first game due to his hamstring issue. The Swansea midfielder will start on the bench.
Iran’s Starting XI vs Wales
|Defender||Rezaeian, Pouraliganji, Hosseini, Mohammadi|
|Midfielder||Gholizadeh, Nourollahi, Ezatolahi, Safi|
Mehdi Taremi scored a brace against England in the second half despite losing 6-2 to England. The in-form Porto forward will be keen for more.
Sardar Azmoun has recovered from his calf injury. The Bayer Leverkusen forward came off the bench in their opening game against England. He is fit to start in this game.
Alireza Beiranvand suffered a nasty blow on his nose in the opening game. The shot-stopper will sit out this match.