Wales vs Iran live stream and match preview, Friday 25 November, 10am GMT
Wales vs Iran live stream and match preview
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Wales fought back 1-0 to earn a point against USA last time out as Gareth Bale converted from the penalty spot.
A win here would put Rob Page’s side in a strong position in Group B, but Iran will be looking to look better than they did on Matchday 1.
Team Melli were beaten 6-2 by England in their opener in Qatar and will be eliminated if they lose on Friday.
The kick-off is given at 10:00 GMT. Make sure you know how to watch the 2022 World Cup (opens in a new tab) wherever you are.
Joe Allen, one of the most experienced members of the Wales squad (opens in a new tab)could return to the starting XI after recovering from injury.
Kieffer Moore is in line to start in front in place of Dan James, but Ethan Ampadu could miss after suffering an ankle injury against the United States.
The Iranian team (opens in a new tab) contain four goalkeepers but Alireza Beiranvand will be missing here after suffering a concussion against England.
Wales produced an excellent second-half performance to draw 1-1 with the United States on Monday, but Page’s men have now gone six games without a win.
Iran showed unusual defensive slack in their 6-2 loss to England, although players’ minds may have been elsewhere after their silent protest during the national anthems.
Guatemala’s Mario Escobar will be the referee for Wales against Iran. You can read more about the 2022 World Cup referees here (opens in a new tab).
Wales v Iran will be played at Ahmad bin Ali Stadium in Al Rayyan. Discover all the stadiums of the 2022 World Cup (opens in a new tab) and see how it ranks.
Players to watch / key battles
Even at 33, Bale is Wales’ most important player. The Dragons will be looking to get the ball to Moore quickly, with Bale feeding off his strike partner.
Iran will probably defend deep but they will need to be much more organized than they were against England.
Find out more about Wales and Iran’s full squads for the 2022 World Cup.
Group B Table
Kick off and chain
The kick off between Wales and Iran is given 10:00 GMT on Friday, November 25 United Kingdom. The game is free to watch on BBC One and BBC iPlayer.
In the United States, kick-off time is 5 a.m. ET / 2 a.m. PT. The match will be broadcast on FOX/FS1 in the United States. See below for international streaming options.
If you’re out of the country for the 2022 World Cup, you won’t be able to watch on your domestic streaming service as usual. The broadcaster knows where you are thanks to your IP address (boo!) and prevents you from watching it. You can, however, use a VPN to circumvent this, without resorting to the illegal streams you found on Reddit.
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World Cup 2022 International TV Rights
All games in the UK are either on the BBC or on ITV.
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As in the UK, coverage of the 2022 World Cup is completely free. You can watch all 64 games on the SBS TV channel and stream them online as well with SBS On Demand.
Paying provider Sky Sports is the rights holder for the 2022 World Cup in New Zealand. You can watch as part of your Sky subscription or grab a Sky Now TV pass. There is also a 7-day free trial.