The Portuguese mix… Iran’s weapon in the World Cup

Iranian football is in a state of great confusion a few days before the start of the 2022 World Cup, especially after the Ukrainian demands to exclude the Iranian team from participating in the World Cup, in addition to the technical changes that afflicted the team despite its early qualification to the finals.
And the Iranian Federation decided to dismiss Croatian Dragan Skocic only 4 months before the World Cup, due to his tense relationship with a number of players, so that the team used the old guard led by Portuguese Carlos Queiroz, who had previously held the position of coach of the Iranian national team during the period from 2011 to 2019, to lead them twice The World Cup in 2014 and 2018.
The Iranian national team is participating in the World Cup for the sixth time in its history after 1978, 1998, 2006, 2014 and 2018, and its fans hope that the third consecutive participation that comes under the leadership of Queiroz also, as was the case in 2014 and 2018, is historic this time, with a group of stars such as Sardar Azmoun. Omid Nouravkan, and Mehdi Tarmi, the most prominent player in the squad.
Tarmi starred remarkably this season in the Champions League competitions with the Portuguese team Porto, to lead the “Dragao Dragon” to qualify for the round of 16 in the European Championship, by scoring 5 goals and making two goals during the group stage, with 5 goals and 4 making in 11 games this season. Portuguese League.
In terms of numbers, Iran participated in 15 previous World Cup matches, during which it achieved only two victories at the expense of the US team in 1998, and against Morocco in the 2018 World Cup, in addition to 4 draws and 9 defeats. The team’s players scored 9 goals against conceding 24 nets, knowing that it had never crossed the group stage in the history of its World Cup participation, and its most prominent results were that it was close to reaching the round of 16 in the 2018 edition, after its victory over Morocco with a goal, and its loss against Spain with the same result. , before a 1-1 draw with Portugal, to occupy third place in Group B with 4 points, one point behind the qualifiers Spain and Portugal. The Portuguese mix... Iran's weapon in the World Cup

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