What TV channel is Wales vs Iran on today? Kick-off time, live stream and how to watch World Cup 2022 to day

Wales ended a 64-year wait for World Cup action when they played the USA on Monday and produced a thrilling comeback to secure a 1-1 draw.

Gareth Bale (who else?) kept his nerve from the penalty spot to undo Timothy Weah’s opener and keep his side’s dream of moving up from Group B alive.

He’ll hope to inspire his side again when they take on Iran (who beat England 6-2 earlier this week) in their next game today – here’s how to watch it live.

What time is it today Wales vs Iran?

Wales vs Iran starts at 10am (UK time – Qatar is three hours ahead) on Friday, November 25, at Ahmad bin Ali Stadium in Al Rayyan.

It airs on BBC One, with build-up from 9.15am. Gabby Logan presents the coverage, with commentary from Steve Bower and Danny Gabbidon.

The 2022 World Cup will be broadcast in full on Free TV in the UK with BBC and ITV share the rights.

This means the clash between Wales and Iran is available to stream live for free on both BBC iPlayer or the BBC Sport website.

Wales then play their final group stage match, an all-British affair against England Tuesday, November 29 at 7 p.m.

DOHA, QATAR - NOVEMBER 16: Gareth Bale of Wales poses during the official FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 portrait session on November 16, 2022 in Doha, Qatar.  (Photo by Adam Pretty - FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images)
Bale becomes the most capped player in Wales’ history against Iran (Image: Fifa/Getty Images)

What can you expect from Wales vs Iran?

Bale is on the verge of overtaking Chris Gunter, who will be one of the substitutes for Friday’s encounter, to become the most capped player in Welsh football history.

However, he said leading his party to victory over Iran would make the occasion “even more special”.

The 33-year-old, who made his Wales debut in 2006 and is his country’s record goalscorer with 41 goals, said: “I honestly didn’t really focus on the cap, I just tried to concentrate on the game.

“On a personal level it is a great achievement, it is an honor to represent my country so many times.

“But it is more important that we try to get the win. Hopefully we can and that will make it even more special.”

More World Cup 2022

While playing the entire game against the USA, which, like so many in this tournament, lasted much longer than 100 minutes due to stoppages and substitutions, he said he had faced a “few minor issues” leading up to the tournament .

His manager, Robert Page, was asked about the possibility of resting the captain on Friday and replied: “Good luck not picking him.”

He added that Bale is ready to take on Iran, even if the player himself admitted that such an energy-consuming game was not ideal to begin with due to the rapid turnaround in games.

Page has a full squad to choose from after Joe Allen, who started training with the main squad on Wednesday, was declared fit, with the manager saying: “Joe passed his fitness test so that’s good news. He is fit and ready to go.”

Kieffer Moore is assigned a starting spot after the striker came off the bench to kick-start Wales’ resurgence against the US.


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