With the announcement of fixtures for 2022 world cup qualifies and 2023 Asian Cup, teams have been gearing up and Iran football head coach Marc Wilmots has said that their target would be to win all the matches in second round and tops the group-C.
“First of all, I have to say it is certainly not easy at all. All teams will participate at the competition armed to the teeth. And it will be a top-level competition. We respect all our opponents in the group; however, we are doing our best to win the group,” Wilmots said in an interview to official website of Iran football.
Iran national football team is drawn in Group-C alongside Iraq, Bahrain, Hong Kong and Cambodia. Winners of all 8 groups and best runner-up teams in 2nd round will qualify for the third stage of world cup qualifiers and 2023 Asian Cup. Team to kick off their campaign against Hong Kong on September 10th.
Iran Schedule 2022 world cup qualifiers
10 September 2019: Hong Kong vs Iran
10 October 2019: Iran vs Cambodia
15 October 2019: Bahrain vs Iran
14 November 2019: Iraq vs Iran
26 March 2020: Iran vs Hong Kong
31 March 2020: Cambodia vs Iran
4 June 2020: Iran vs Bahrain
9 June 2020: Iran vs Iraq
Five times Iranian team have qualified for the main stage of FIFA World Cup and team couldn’t go further beyond group round matches. Iran played 1978, 1998, 2006, 2014 and 2018 world cup editions. In 2018 world cup, Iran won just one group match which was against Morocco.
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