Iran at the FIFA World Cup

Iran have appeared in the group stage of the FIFA World Cup on five occasions: in 1978, 1998, 2006, 2014 and 2018.

Record at the World Cup

World Cup finals World Cup qualifications
Hosts/Year Result Position GP W D* L GS GA Squad GP W D* L GS GA
1930 to 1970Did not enter
1974Did not qualify8 51296
1978Round 114th301228Squad121020203
1982Withdrew
1986Banned
1990Did not qualify 6501125
1994Did not qualify 115332313
1998Round 120th310224Squad178635717
2002Did not qualify14932369
2006Round 125th301226Squad12912297
2010Did not qualify14581159
2014 Round 128th301214Squad161042307
2018 Round 118th311122Squad181260365
2022 To be determined
Total5/211524992412878341626781

Argentina 1978

Group 4

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Peru 321072+55
 Netherlands 311153+23
 Scotland 311156−13
 Iran 301228−61
Netherlands 3–0 Iran
Rensenbrink  40' (pen.), 62', 78' (pen.) Report
Attendance: 33,431
Referee: Alfonso González Archundia (Mexico)

Scotland 1–1 Iran
Eskandarian  43' (o.g.) Report Danaeifard  60'
Attendance: 7,938
Referee: Youssou N'Diaye (Senegal)

Peru 4–1 Iran
Velásquez  2'
Cubillas  36' (pen.), 39' (pen.), 79'
Report Rowshan  41'
Attendance: 21,262
Referee: Alojzy Jarguz (Poland)

France 1998

Group F

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Germany 321062+47
 Yugoslavia 321042+27
 Iran 310224−23
 United States 300315−40
Yugoslavia 1–0 Iran
Mihajlović  72' (Report)

United States 1–2 Iran
McBride  87' (Report) Estili  40'
Mahdavikia  84'
Attendance: 39,100

Germany 2–0 Iran
Bierhoff  50'
Klinsmann  57'
(Report)

Germany 2006

Group D

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Portugal 330051+49
 Mexico 311143+14
 Angola 302112−12
 Iran 301226−41
Mexico 3–1 Iran
Bravo  28', 76'
Zinha  79'
(Report) Golmohammadi  36'

Portugal 2–0 Iran
Deco  63'
Ronaldo  80' (pen.)
(Report)

Iran 1–1 Angola
Bakhtiarizadeh  75' (Report) Flávio  60'
Attendance: 38,000


Brazil 2014

Group F

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1  Argentina 3 3 0 0 6 3 +3 9 Advance to knockout stage
2  Nigeria 3 1 1 1 3 3 0 4
3  Bosnia and Herzegovina 3 1 0 2 4 4 0 3
4  Iran 3 0 1 2 1 4 3 1
Source: FIFA
Rules for classification: Tie-breaking criteria
Iran 0–0 Nigeria
Report
Attendance: 39,081
Referee: Carlos Vera (Ecuador)

Argentina 1–0 Iran
Messi  90+1' Report

Bosnia and Herzegovina 3–1 Iran
Džeko  23'
Pjanić  59'
Vršajević  83'
Report Ghoochannejhad  82'

Russia 2018

Group B

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1  Spain 3 1 2 0 6 5 +1 5 Advance to knockout stage
2  Portugal 3 1 2 0 5 4 +1 5
3  Iran 3 1 1 1 2 2 0 4
4  Morocco 3 0 1 2 2 4 2 1
Source: FIFA
Rules for classification: Group stage tiebreakers
Morocco 0–1 Iran
Report Bouhaddouz  90+5' (o.g.)

Iran 0–1 Spain
Report Costa  54'
Attendance: 42,718

Iran 1–1 Portugal
Ansarifard  90+3' (pen.) Report Quaresma  45'
Attendance: 41,685

Records

Most appearances

No. Name Matches World Cups
1 Mehdi Mahdavikia61998 and 2006
Andranik Teymourian62006 and 2014
Alireza Jahanbakhsh62014 and 2018
Ehsan Hajsafi62014 and 2018
5 Ali Daei51998 and 2006
Javad Nekounam52006 and 2014
Masoud Shojaei52006,2014 and 2018
8 Karim Ansarifard42014 and 2018

Most goals

There are eight Iranian players who have scored one goal each at FIFA World Cups:

No. Name Goals World Cups
1 Iraj Danaeifard11978
Hassan Rowshan11978
Hamid Estili11998
Mehdi Mahdavikia11998
Yahya Golmohammadi12006
Sohrab Bakhtiarizadeh12006
Reza Ghoochannejhad12014
Karim Ansarifard12018

References

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