Welcome to day six of the World Cup in Qatar and it’s Wales we give attention to this morning as they get set to face Iran.
Either side come into this recreation in dire want of a optimistic end result in the event that they harbour any ambitions of getting past the group levels and with the remaining Group B sides – England and USA – going through off later, that is their likelihood to make a press release.
Whereas many Welsh followers will maybe be dissatisfied that their facet couldn’t go on and beat USA of their opening match on Monday, 1-1 was probably a fair result on steadiness.
Rob Web page’s facet struggled to ascertain themselves within the first half, going a aim behind to a Timothy Weah aim with talisman Gareth Bale wanting considerably out of types.
Nevertheless, cometh the hour, cometh the person. Regardless of an underwhelming total show, Bale stepped up and scored an important second-half penalty which rewarded good Welsh work after the break.
Whereas not superb, a draw was removed from disastrous for the boys in pink they usually now have the possibility to arrange a grandstand conflict with England subsequent Tuesday ought to they arrive out of this one with three factors.
On the different finish of the spectrum, Iran did endure a disastrous day at workplace on Monday. A loss to England was anticipated however a 6-2 thumping was not.
Billed as a well-drilled defensive facet with a restricted however at the least current attacking edge, Iran proved far too porous and have been completely uncovered by a high quality England efficiency.
Carlos Queiroz shall be on the lookout for his facet to return to the type of type that noticed them defeat Uruguay in a pre-tournament pleasant in September.
Striker Medhi Taremi was billed as Iran’s massive attacking risk coming into this match, so his brace in opposition to England was at the least proof that he’s in a goalscoring temper.
The query then turns into whether or not Iran can do the enterprise on the defensive finish to ensure his efforts actually rely.
Full workforce information is predicted from 9am.