Ranked 21st in the world, the highest of any Asian side, the Iran national football team is still something of an unknown quantity.

Iran PressAsia: Group B is likely to draw plenty of attention at the World Cup this winter, with England and potentially Wales or Scotland battling it out alongside Iran and the United States. 

Iran's national football team is through to their third successive World Cup finals and sixth overall but they have never made it beyond the first round.

Team Melli (Iran's national football team) was a little unlucky to be edged out by Spain and Portugal by a single point in the group stage of the 2018 World Cup. 

But they are back for another shot after easing their way through qualifying by winning eight of their 10 matches.

Iran is to play its first match against England on November 21, its second match against UEFA Path A on November 25, and its third one against the US on November 29.

The Qatar World Championships will be held from November 21 to December 18, 2022. 



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