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28 Nov 2022
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Eddy Tora 28 Nov 2022
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  • Iran vs USA live stream for Tuesday’s World Cup match
  • The Group B game is being played at Al Thumama Stadium (19:00 GMT)
  • USA have drawn 5 of their last 7 matches
  • Can Iran avoid defeat to have a chance of reaching the Round of 16?
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Iran have seen under 2.5 goals in 8 of their last 10 matches (Getty)

Iran vs USA Predictions


Iran beat Wales to put themselves in a great position to qualify from Group B. USA are finding it hard to win with a third straight draw on the cards at the World Cup.
  • Iran vs USA Predictions
  • Head to Head
  • Iran Form
  • Iran Squad & Team News
  • USA Form
  • USA Squad & Team News
  • Iran vs USA Live Stream FAQ

  • Iran are undefeated in 4 of their last 5 matches.
  • Iran have seen under 2.5 goals in 8 of their last 10 matches.
  • USA are undefeated in 7 of their last 8 matches.
  • USA have drawn 5 of their last 7 matches.

Head to Head


Iran have played one competitive matches at the USA, winning 2-1 at the 1998 World Cup.

Iran Form


Iran cruised through the World Cup qualifiers, topping Group A with eight wins, a draw and a defeat.

Carlos Queiroz’s played four friendlies to prepare for Qatar, two 1-0 wins against Uruguay and Nicaragua alongside a 1-1 draw against Senegal and 2-1 defeat against Algeria.

Team Melli started the World Cup with an embarrassing 6-2 defeat against England where they had just 22% possession.

Iran bounced back with a 2-0 win against Wales, Roozbeh Cheshmi and scoring deep into added after Wales had been reduced to 10 men.

Iran Squad & Team News


Pos.
Player
D.O.B. (age)
Caps
Goals
Club
Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
GK Alireza Beiranvand 21 September 1992 (aged 30) 53 0 Persepolis
GK Payam Niazmand 6 April 1995 (aged 27) 1 0 Sepahan
GK Amir Abedzadeh 26 April 1993 (aged 29) 11 0 Ponferradina
GK Hossein Hosseini 30 June 1992 (aged 30) 8 0 Esteghlal
DF Sadegh Moharrami 1 March 1996 (aged 26) 22 0 Dinamo Zagreb
DF Ehsan Hajsafi (captain) 25 February 1990 (aged 32) 123 7 AEK Athens
DF Shojae Khalilzadeh 14 May 1989 (aged 33) 25 1 Al-Ahli
DF Milad Mohammadi 29 September 1993 (aged 29) 47 1 AEK Athens
DF Morteza Pouraliganji 19 April 1992 (aged 30) 48 3 Persepolis
DF Hossein Kanaanizadegan 23 March 1994 (aged 28) 36 2 Al-Ahli
DF Rouzbeh Cheshmi 24 July 1993 (aged 29) 21 1 Esteghlal
DF Majid Hosseini 20 June 1996 (aged 26) 20 0 Kayserispor
DF Ramin Rezaeian 21 March 1990 (aged 32) 47 2 Sepahan
DF Abolfazl Jalali 26 June 1998 (aged 24) 3 0 Esteghlal
MF Saeid Ezatolahi 1 October 1996 (aged 26) 49 1 Vejle
MF Alireza Jahanbakhsh 11 August 1993 (aged 29) 66 13 Feyenoord
MF Vahid Amiri 2 April 1988 (aged 34) 68 2 Persepolis
MF Saman Ghoddos 6 September 1993 (aged 29) 33 2 Brentford
MF Mehdi Torabi 10 September 1994 (aged 28) 37 7 Persepolis
MF Ali Gholizadeh 10 March 1996 (aged 26) 28 6 Charleroi
MF Ali Karimi 11 February 1994 (aged 28) 15 0 Kayserispor
MF Ahmad Nourollahi 1 February 1993 (aged 29) 28 3 Shabab Al-Ahli
FW Mehdi Taremi 18 July 1992 (aged 30) 62 30 Porto
FW Karim Ansarifard 3 April 1990 (aged 32) 95 29 Omonia
FW Sardar Azmoun 1 January 1995 (aged 27) 66 41 Bayer Leverkusen

Veteran midfielder Omid Ebrahimi misses the tournament through injury.

Alizera Beyranvand got concussed early on against England and was replaced by Hossein Hosseini who should continue to start in goal.

Sardar Azmoun started against Wales, he has scored 41 goals in 67 internationals. Mehdi Taremi has scored 30 goals in 62 internationals.

USA Form


USA qualified for the World Cup on goal difference after finishing level with Costa Rica.

Gregg Berhalter’s side played two friendlies in September, a 2-0 defeat against Japan followed by a 0-0 draw against Saudi Arabia.

The Stars and Stripes started their World Cup campaign with a 1-1 draw against Wales. They led 1-0 thanks to Timothy Weah before conceding in the 82nd minute.

USA then drew 0-0 against England in a match with few chances, creating just one shot on target.

USA Squad & Team News


Pos.
Player
D.O.B. (age)
Caps
Goals
Club
GK Matt Turner June 24, 1994 (age 28) 22 0 Arsenal
GK Ethan Horvath June 9, 1995 (age 27) 8 0 Luton Town
GK Sean Johnson May 31, 1989 (age 33) 10 0 New York City FC
DF Sergiño Dest November 3, 2000 (age 22) 21 2 Milan
DF Walker Zimmerman May 19, 1993 (age 29) 35 3 Nashville SC
DF Antonee Robinson August 8, 1997 (age 25) 31 2 Fulham
DF Tim Ream October 5, 1987 (age 35) 48 1 Fulham
DF Aaron Long October 12, 1992 (age 30) 29 3 New York Red Bulls
DF Shaq Moore November 2, 1996 (age 26) 16 1 Nashville SC
DF Cameron Carter-Vickers December 31, 1997 (age 24) 11 0 Celtic
DF DeAndre Yedlin July 9, 1993 (age 29) 76 0 Inter Miami
DF Joe Scally December 31, 2002 (age 19) 3 0 Borussia Mönchengladbach
MF Tyler Adams February 14, 1999 (age 23) 34 1 Leeds United
MF Yunus Musah November 29, 2002 (age 19) 21 0 Valencia
MF Weston McKennie August 28, 1998 (age 24) 39 9 Juventus
MF Brenden Aaronson October 22, 2000 (age 22) 26 6 Leeds United
MF Luca de la Torre May 23, 1998 (age 24) 12 0 Celta Vigo
MF Cristian Roldan June 3, 1995 (age 27) 32 0 Seattle Sounders
MF Kellyn Acosta July 24, 1995 (age 27) 54 2 Los Angeles FC
FW Giovanni Reyna November 13, 2002 (age 20) 15 4 Borussia Dortmund
FW Jesús Ferreira December 24, 2000 (age 21) 15 7 FC Dallas
FW Christian Pulisic September 18, 1998 (age 24) 54 21 Chelsea
FW Jordan Morris October 26, 1994 (age 28) 50 11 Seattle Sounders
FW Haji Wright March 27, 1998 (age 24) 5 1 Antalyaspor
FW Timothy Weah February 22, 2000 (age 22) 27 4 Lille
FW Josh Sargent February 20, 2000 (age 22) 22 5 Norwich City

Goalkeeper Zack Steffen and defender Chris Richards were not called up alongside forwards Paul Arriola, Ricardo Pepi and Gyasi Zardes.

Defenders Reggie Cannonand Miles Robinson missed out through injury.

Luca de la Torre is recovering from a hamstring injury and is doubtful.

Christian Pulisic has scored 21 goals in 54 internationals.

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Verdict

Iran sit second in Group B and are in a great position to qualify. USA have drawn both games at the World Cup with a third straight draw on the cards.

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