How did each groups qualify?
Wales booked their place in Qatar with a 1-0 win over Ukraine in a one-off play match. Iran was the primary group from Asia to qualify for this yr’s World Cup match with a 1-0 win over Iraq in Tehran again in January.
Is Gareth Bale match?
Earlier than scoring the penalty equaliser in opposition to the USA, Wales captain Gareth Bale confirmed he’s 100 per cent fit to play for his country at their first World Cup since 1958.
The 33-year-old is Wales’ all-time prime scorer with 40 objectives in 108 video games however has struggled with accidents this season.
“I am absolutely match and able to go. If I must play three 90s (minutes), I will play three 90s,” Bale mentioned.
“It has been tough, mentally greater than something. I suppose for everyone, the final three or 4 weeks, it has been tough, even listening to tales of gamers happening and figuring out they will miss the World Cup.
“Talking to a couple of the boys, even for them having to play this weekend was robust mentally, and we’re simply praying to not have an damage in any respect as a result of it is such an enormous event.”
- Wales 5/4
- Iran 5/2
- Draw 21/10