FIFA World Cup 2022: IR Iran Team Analysis
Get the analysis of the team of Iran that will be participating in the FIFA World Cup between 2022-2023. Know about the team capabilities.
A lot is happening in the world now and all eyes are on the country of Iran in this FIFA World Cup. The Iranian people will be looking for a glimmer of joy, and the Iranian football team may give it to them in Qatar. They’ve had bad luck in the World Cup, but they’re hoping for better luck this time.
The Iranian team boasts a few players who have played in top European leagues, but most of them are unknown, which could work in their favour. Iran won their World Cup qualifying group. As a result, they cannot be ignored.
They’re in a group that may cause trouble, but it won’t be simple. England, the USA, and Wales will be challenging opponents, so they must be ready.
Iran’s Group B Schedule:
|21 Nov.2022||England vs Iran||16:00(Local Time)||Khalifa International Stadium|
|25,Nov. 2022||Wales vs Iran||13:00(Local Time)||Ahmad Bin Ali Stadium|
|29, Nov. 2022||Iran vs USA||22:00(Local Time)||Al Thumama Stadium|
Queiroz’s Strategy and Methods:
The veteran Portuguese tactician returns to Team Melli after a seven-year first stint in which his style can be summarised in one word: ‘solid.’ In 16 games spanning four major international tournaments, Queiroz’s Iran kept an impressive ten clean sheets. It conceded only ten goals in regulation time, six of which came in uncharacteristic collapses against Bosnia and Herzegovina (1-3) at the FIFA World Cup Brazil 2014 and Japan (0-3) in the AFC Asian Cup UAE 2019.
Throughout this stretch, Queiroz frequently employed a formation that oscillated between 4-3-3 and 4-5-1, with two players creating a double-pivot in front of a flat back line and width provided by two wingers, likely Alireza Jahanbakhsh and Mehdi Taremi.
Match Winning Player: Sardar Azmoun
Sardar Azmoun is Iran’s most important player at the 2022 FIFA World Cup. Iran hopes to move to the knockout stage for the first time in Group B at the 2018 World Cup. Team Melli will need to perform at its best since England, the United States, and Wales are all vying for advancement.
Often referred to as the Messi of Iran, Azmoun averages two goals per national team appearance. Before relocating to Germany this year, he played for three Russian clubs and is famous for his pace, creativity, and aerial strength. Some Iranians have compared Azmoun to the legendary Ali Daei, the highest possible accolade.
Rising Star in the Field: Ali Gholizadeh
While Azmoun, Taremi, and Jahanbakhsh will start, Hull City winger Allahyar Sayyadmanesh is Iran’s most exciting possibility up front. A mid-August injury might side-line him until after the World Cup.
In comes Gholizadeh, five years Sayyadmanesh’s senior but still one of Queiroz’s younger players. Gholizadeh has made over 120 appearances for the Belgian team Charleroi since signing from Saipa in Iran in 2018.