FIFA World Cup 2022: A Look At Teams Of Group B | In Pics
The much-anticipated FIFA World Cup will start on November 20 and this year the host of the high-octane world cup is Qatar. This year 32 teams are participating in the 22nd edition of the World Cup and it is the first to be played in the Arab world. Further, 32 nations are divided into eight groups, comprising four teams each. Group A had Ecuador, Senegal, Netherlands, Qatar.
Wales have appeared in only one World Cup, in 1958, when they drew all three of their group stage games before sneaking into the knockouts with a playoff victory over Hungary. They were knocked out in the quarter-finals with a 1-0 defeat by eventual champions Brazil, with Pele scoring the winner.
Iran has reached their third World Cup in a row but has yet to move beyond the group phase. They first qualified in 1978 and also featured in 1998 and 2006 before appearing in 2014 and 2018. Four years ago in Russia was their best performance, when a win over Morocco and a draw with Portugal saw them narrowly miss out on a place in the knockout rounds.
England will be taking part in their 16th World Cup since they made their tournament debut in 1950. Their best performance came in 1966 when they won the tournament on home soil after beating West Germany in the final. Since then it has been a regular tale of overly high expectations not being matched by actual performances, although they have come close on a couple of occasions.
The United States has appeared in 10 World Cups. Their best performance was at the inaugural tournament in 1930 when they finished third. They reached the quarter-finals in 2002 courtesy of a 2-0 knockout win over Mexico in the last 16. Their stunning 1-0 win against England in the 1950 group stage is among the greatest upsets in World Cup history.