Iran has now officially qualified for the World Cup in Qatar 2022.
The World Cup is soccer (footballs) biggest competition where the top national teams compete for the prestigious world cup. Arguably the best achievement anyone can achieve while playing soccer (football) professionally at a high level.
A total of 14 out of 32 teams have officially qualified for the competition with the likes of
Germany, Brazil, Argentina, Belgium etc…
2022 will also have the last 32 team format until 2026 when expanded to 48 teams.
The Iranians hosted Iraq today in their capital Tehran at the Azadi Stadium
Iran sealed their win today with a goal in the second half from Mehdi Taremi.
Taremi now sits at 55 national caps for Iran with 22 goals.
Impressive stats for the Irianan striker.
Today's win over Iraq placed them at the top of group A to seal the spot for Qatar 2022 and now makes Iran the first Asian nation for November's World Cup in Qatar.
This also seals Iran's third consecutive world cup appearance: Brazil, 2014 Russia, 2018 and Qatar 2022.
This now makes it 6 games won and 1 drawn respectively against Korea out of 7 games in the AFC world cup qualifying.