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FIFA World Cup 2022: Iran - World Cup Records and Stats

In this article, take a look at the Iran World Cup Records and Stats. The AFC side Iran have recently shown consistent qualification abilities for the FIFA World Cup tournaments.

Sandipan Ghosh
Last updated: 20.11.2022
Iran World Cup Records and Stats

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The AFC side Iran have recently shown consistent qualification abilities for the FIFA World Cup tournaments.

In the FIFA World Cup 2022, Iran must try to bring some special performances to make this tournament very special in their football history.

Before the FIFA World Cup 2022 in Qatar, let’s check out some crucial FIFA World Cup records and stats for Iran.

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Note: All the records are till FIFA World Cup 2018


(Team Records)

Contents

  • Brief records

  • Hosts

  • Best Result

  • Final place in every edition

  • Last records

  • Match records (Top 3)

> Biggest winning margin

> Biggest losing margin


Iran’s brief records in FIFA World Cup history

Participation

Matches

Won

Drawn*

Penalty shootout

Lost

Winning %*

Won

Lost

5/21

15

2

4

9

13.33

(Drawn: including penalty shootout matches; Winning %: excluding penalty shootouts)

Hosts: Never

Best Result: Group Stage


Iran’s final place in every FIFA World Cup

Year

Host(s)

Last position

1930

Uruguay

Not a FIFA member

1934

Italy

Not a FIFA member

1938

France

Not a FIFA member

1950

Brazil

Did not enter

1954

Switzerland

Did not enter

1958

Sweden

Did not enter

1962

Chile

Did not enter

1966

England

Did not enter

1970

Mexico

Did not enter

1974

West Germany

Did not qualify

1978

Argentina

First Group Stage

1982

Spain

Withdrew

1986

Mexico

Disqualified

1990

Italy

Did not qualify

1994

USA

Did not qualify

1998

France

Group Stage

2002

South Korea & Japan

Did not qualify

2006

Germany

Group Stage

2010

South Africa

Did not qualify

2014

Brazil

Group Stage

2018

Russia

Group Stage

 

Last time in FIFA World Cup for Iran:

Last Group Stage exit: 2018

Last Failed to Qualify: 2010


Iran’s match records in FIFA World Cup (Top 3)

Biggest winning margin

Biggest losing margin

2-1 vs USA in 1998

4-1 vs Peru in 1978

1-0 vs Morocco in 2018

3-0 vs Netherlands in 1978

3-1 vs Mexico in 2006


Also Read | FIFA World Cup 2022: England - World Cup Records and Stats and FIFA World Cup 2022: Argentina - World Cup Records and Stats 


(Players’ Records)

Contents

  • Most FIFA World Cup editions

  • Top 5 most appearances

  • Top 5 most goals


Most FIFA World Cup editions for Iran

Masoud Shojaei played in three editions (2006, 2014 and 2018).


Top 5 most appearances for Iran in FIFA World Cup

Player

Appearances

Mehdi Mahdavikia

6

Andranik Teymourian

6

Alireza Jahanbakhsh

6

Ehsan Hajsafi

6

Ali Daei

5

 

Top 5 most goals for Iran in FIFA World Cup

Player

Goals

Iraj Danaeifard

1

Hassan Rowshan

1

Hamid Estili

1

Mehdi Mahdavikia

1

Yahya Golmohammadi

1

 

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