Iran National Team also recognized as Team Melli is the highest ranked team in Asia. Being 24th ranked in FIFA Rankings for August, no Asian team is as high ranked as Iran. Not only in the ranking but Iran is also a far better team in Asia. They have won Asia Cup three times. Iran was successful in capturing Asian Cup in 1968, 1972 & 1976.
The qualification to the FIFA World Cup 2018 will be the fifth time Iran will be part of this event. Before this, Iran has been part of FIFA World Cup for four times. 1978, 1998, 2006, 2014 have been the years when Iran was part of FIFA World Cup. Though they have played four times, Iran has failed to go through group stages. Only win secured in the FIFA World Cup was against the USA in 1998 FIFA World Cup.
Iran’s World Cup Fixtures
- Morocco 0- 1 Iran
- Iran vs. Spain – Wednesday, June 20 at 11:45 PM
- Portugal vs. Iran: Monday, June 25 at 11: 45 PM