Wales vs Iran LIVE commentary: Dragons look for crucial win in Group B after late draw with USA – UK kick-off time, team news and how to follow on talkSPORT

    Wales face Iran in their second game of the World Cup group stage and all the action will be live on talkSPORT. 

    The Dragons drew 1-1 with the USA in their tournament opener in Qatar after Gareth Bale scored a late penalty to rescue a point. 

    Wales drew their first game at the World Cup in 64 years

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    Wales drew their first game at the World Cup in 64 years

    Bale’s spot-kick cancelled out Timothy Weah’s opener as Robert Page’s side dominated the second half after they made a nervous start to the game. 

    They will be hoping the nerves have been shaken later this week as they take on Iran who were heavily beaten by England in their opening game. 

    Carlos Queiroz’s men fell to a 6-2 defeat but will look to take the positives after talisman Mehdi Taremi scored a brace against the Three Lions. 

    A win for Wales could put them in the driver’s seat for a place in the knockout rounds with the United States facing a tough task against Gareth Southgate’s in-form side. 

    Wales vs Iran: talkSPORT coverage 

    This World Cup Group B clash will get underway at 10am on Friday, November 25. 

    The tie will be played at the Ahmed bin Ali Stadium. 

    The action will be live on talkSPORT from 9am and we will also have a special pre-match preview show and plenty of analysis after full-time.

    Hugh Woozencroft will be your host and commentary will come from Nigel Adderley and former Wales striker Dean Saunders. 

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    Iran were destroyed by England but Taremi managed to provide a positive

    Iran were destroyed by England but Taremi managed to provide a positive

    Wales vs Iran: Squads and team news 

    Wales could still have Joe Allen out with injury while Ethan Ampadu and Harry Wilson were substituted late with cramp. 

    After giving their all in the last game, players on both teams will only get three days’ rest before returning on the pitch. 

    Wales squad

    • Goalkeepers: Wayne Hennessey, Danny Ward, Adam Davies
    • Defenders: Ben Davies, Ben Cabango, Tom Lockyer, Joe Rodon, Chris Mepham, Ethan Ampadu, Chris Gunter, Neco Williams, Connor Roberts
    • Midfielders: Sorba Thomas, Joe Allen, Matthew Smith, Dylan Levitt, Harry Wilson, Joe Morrell, Jonny Williams, Aaron Ramsey
    • Forwards: Rubin Colwill, Gareth Bale, Kieffer Moore, Mark Harris, Brennan Johnson, Daniel James

    Iran squad

    • Goalkeepers: Alireza Beiranvand, Hossein Hosseini, Payam Niazmand, Amir Abedzadeh.
    • Defenders: Ramin Rezaeian, Abolfazl Jalali, Hossein Kananizadegan, Shoja Khalilzadeh, Mortza Pouraliganji, Majid Hosseini,  Sadegh Moharrami, Milad Mohammadi, Ehsan Hajisafi
    • Midfielders: Saeid Ezatolahi, Ahmad Nourollahi, Ali Karimi, Rouzbeh Cheshmi, Vahid Amiri, Mehdi Torabi, Alireza Jahanbakhsh, Ali Gholizadeh, Saman Ghoddos
    • Forwards: Sardar Azmoun, Karim Ansarifard, Mehdi Taremi

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