Our prediction for this World Cup 2022 match:
There will be fireworks when Iran and Iraq, the two neighbouring countries, face each other at Al Muharraq Stadium on Tuesday evening. A place in the next qualifying round is at stake, and we are positive that both teams will leave their hearts on the field. Iran are eyeing their fourth consecutive win in Group C, and we are positive that they will adopt yet another attack-minded approach against Iraq.
A man to keep an eye on in the home team will be Porto ace Mehdi Taremi, who extended his goalscoring run in the 10-0 crushing of Cambodia. Iraq, on the other hand, are leading the standings ahead of the decider, meaning that they would be happy with one point from the Group C derby. However, we are tempted to put our money on Iran, who are a real force to be reckoned with at home.
Highlighted Player (Alireza Jahanbakhsh):
Born in Jirandeh, Iran on August 11 1990, Alireza Jahanbakhsh is a footballer who plays for AZ Alkmaar in Holland. Before AZ, Jahanbakhsh played for NEC in the Eredivisie, but he began his youth career at Payam Alborz Qazvin. Speaking of his senior debut, he made it with Damash Tehran in the 2010/2011 season.
In 2011 he moved to fellow Iranian club Damash Gilan and it has to be noted that he scored 10 goals in 44 appearances in the league for the club. The AZ Alkmaar winger, who is used as an attacking midfielder as well, scored 21 goals in 33 appearances in the Eredivisie in the 2017/2018 season. Speaking of his international career, Alireza JahanBakhsh scored two goals for Iran on the road to Russia and he will represent his homeland at the 2018 FIFA world cup finals.
Due to his style of play, Jahanbakhsh has always been compared to legendary Iranian footballer Mehdi Mahdavikia.