Iran goalkeeper Ali Beiranvand will miss the World Cup match against Wales with a concussion, giving likely replacement Hossein Hosseini a tall task against star Gareth Bale. Iran, in last place in Group B after a 6-2 loss to England, plays Wales on Friday at Ahmad bin Ali Stadium.
Hosseini already faced a daunting opponent in Qatar when he entered the game after Beiranvand was stretchered off in the first half of the tournament-opening loss on Monday before England had opened the scoring. Beiranvand was allowed to continue playing by Iran’s training staff after a collision with a teammate, but later collapsed to the field and was taken to a local hospital.
Iran had only said Beiranvand had a nose injury and that the goalkeeper was back with the team Tuesday while wearing a mask. But Beiravnand was diagnosed with a concussion, so he’d be ruled out under the organizing body’s return-to-play measures. Iran head coach Carlos Quieroz confirmed at a pre-match press conference that Beiranvand would not play.
The coach said defense would be a whole team effort, without specifically naming his starter for Wales. “It is medical protocol that we need to respect,” Quieroz said. “He will not play tomorrow, but he will be ready for the next game.”
In response to the FAW, FIFA has confirmed that fans with Rainbow Wall bucket hats and rainbow flags will be allowed entry to the stadium for @Cymru‘s match against Iran on Friday.
Bale converted on a penalty kick in the 82nd minute to earn Wales a 1-1 draw with the United States in its opener. The draw gave Wales a point in its first World Cup match since 1958 and a shot at the knockout round within reach. Bale, who played for Major League Soccer’s LAFC this past season, now has 41 goals in 109 international appearances.
Bale struggled with injuries and fitness for most of the year, but scored on a header for LAFC in the MLS Cup championship earlier this month. LAFC won on a penalty shootout after a 3-3 draw with Philadelphia.
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The FIFA World Cup 2022 Group B match between Wales vs Iran will be played on Friday – 25 November at 3:30 PM IST.
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The FIFA World Cup 2022 Group B match between Wales vs Iran will be played at the Ahmed bin Ali Stadium in Qatar.
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FIFA World Cup 2022 Group B match between Wales vs Iran Predicted 11
Wales: Wayne Hennessey, Chris Mepham, Joe Rodon, Ben Davies, Connor Roberts, Aaron Ramsey, Joe Morrell, Neco Williams, Harry Wilson, Kieffer Moore, Gareth Bale.
Iran: Hossein Hosseini, Sadegh Moharrami, Morteza Pouraliganji, Majid Hosseini, Milad Mohammadi, Alireza Jahanbakhsh, Ahmad Nourollahi, Saeid Ezatolahi, Saeid Ezatolahi, Vahid Amiri, Mehdi Taremi