Iran and Wales opened their respective 2022 FIFA World Cup slates with very different games.
Iran quickly proved to be no match for heavyweight England, falling behind 3-0 by halftime en route to a lopsided 6-2 defeat.
Wales, on the other hand, engaged in a tight battle with the U.S. men's national team. After falling behind 1-0 in the first half, Wales rescued a point thanks to an 82nd-minute penalty kick from Gareth Bale.
Now, Iran and Wales will continue group play with a showdown against one another at Ahmad bin Ali Stadium on Friday.
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Will Iran be able to bounce back from a blowout loss? Or will Wales, playing in its first World Cup since 1958, take another step toward securing a spot in the Round of 16?
Here's what to know ahead of the Group B matchup.
When is the Wales vs. Iran 2022 FIFA World Cup game?
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The Wales-Iran match is on Friday, Nov. 25.
What time is the Wales vs. Iran 2022 FIFA World Cup game?
Wales-Iran will start at 5 a.m. ET.
What TV channel is the Wales vs. Iran 2022 FIFA World Cup game on?
You can watch the Wales-Iran match in English on Fox Sports 1 or in Spanish on Telemundo.
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What are the Group B standings in the 2022 FIFA World Cup?
Wales enters the match in second place in Group B with one point, trailing first-place England with three points.
Iran, meanwhile, is in last place with zero points.
- England: 3 points, +4 goal differential
- Wales: 1 point, 0 goal differential
- United States: 1 point, 0 goal differential
- Iran: 0 points, -4 goal differential