“We’re just planning for a tough game”

Wales take on Iran tomorrow in their penultimate game of group B, which will be a massive game with both sides eager to keep their World Cup dreams alive.

Wales fought back for a well-earned point against the USA, with starman Gareth Bale scoring from the spot to score their first goal at the World Cup for 64 years. Despite Iran’s thrashing by England, Wales manager Rob Page is still expecting a “tough game” but believes his side are still the underdogs to qualify from the group. “England are favorites, USA are second favorites but there will be a few surprises along the way. We’re just planning for a tough game on Friday and that takes us into the last game against England.”

Meanwhile, It was a disappointing start for Iran in their first group-stage game as they were thrashed 6-2 by England, the game was pretty much over in the first half with England leading 3-0 at the break, Iran’s performance improved in the second half, which resulted in 2 consolation goals from Porto striker Mehdi Taremi. Head coach Carlos Quieroz has said that his side will be “much better prepared now to play against Wales.” 

Tomorrow’s game will take place at the Ahmad Bin Ali Stadium, with kick-off at 10:00 GMT. 


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