Iran at the FIFA World Cup

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Iran have appeared in the finals of the FIFA World Cup on four occasions in 1978, 1998, 2006 and 2014.

Record at the World Cup[edit]

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 1970 Did not enter - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
West Germany 1974 Did not qualify - - - - - - - - 8 5 1 2 9 6
Argentina 1978 Round 1 14th 3 0 1 2 2 8 Squad 12 10 2 0 20 3
Spain 1982 Withdrew - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Mexico 1986 Disqualified - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Italy 1990 Did not qualify - - - - - - - - 6 5 0 1 12 5
United States 1994 Did not qualify - - - - - - - - 11 5 3 3 23 13
France 1998 Round 1 20th 3 1 0 2 2 4 Squad 17 8 6 3 57 17
South Korea|Japan 2002 Did not qualify - - - - - - - - 14 9 3 2 36 9
Germany 2006 Round 1 25th 3 0 1 2 2 6 Squad 12 9 1 2 29 7
South Africa 2010 Did not qualify - - - - - - - - 14 5 8 1 15 9
Brazil 2014 Round 1 28th 3 0 1 2 1 4 Squad 16 10 4 2 30 7
Total - 4/20 12 1 3 8 7 22 - 110 66 28 16 230 76

Iran at Argentina 1978[edit]

Group 4[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Peru 3 2 1 0 7 2 +5 5
 Netherlands 3 1 1 1 5 3 +2 3
 Scotland 3 1 1 1 5 6 −1 3
 Iran 3 0 1 2 2 8 −6 1
3 June 1978
16:45 ART
Netherlands  3 – 0  Iran
Rensenbrink Goal 40' (pen.)62'78' (pen.) Report

7 June 1978
16:45 ART
Scotland  1 – 1  Iran
Eskandarian Goal 43' (o.g.) Report Danaeifard Goal 60'

11 June 1978
16:45 ART
Peru  4 – 1  Iran
Velásquez Goal 2'
Cubillas Goal 36' (pen.)39' (pen.)79'
Report Rowshan Goal 41'
Estadio Chateau Carreras, Córdoba
Attendance: 21,262
Referee: Alojzy Jarguz (Poland)

Iran at France 1998[edit]

Group F[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Germany 3 2 1 0 6 2 +4 7
 Yugoslavia 3 2 1 0 4 2 +2 7
 Iran 3 1 0 2 2 4 -2 3
 United States 3 0 0 3 1 5 -4 0
14 June 1998
17:30
Yugoslavia  1 – 0  Iran
Mihajlović Goal 72' (Report)

21 June 1998
21:00
United States  1 – 2  Iran
McBride Goal 87' (Report) Estili Goal 40'
Mahdavikia Goal 84'
Stade Gerland, Lyon
Attendance: 39,100
Referee: Urs Meier (Switzerland)

25 June 1998
21:00
Germany  2 – 0  Iran
Bierhoff Goal 50'
Klinsmann Goal 57'
(Report)


Iran at Germany 2006[edit]

Group D[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Portugal 3 3 0 0 5 1 +4 9
 Mexico 3 1 1 1 4 3 +1 4
 Angola 3 0 2 1 1 2 −1 2
 Iran 3 0 1 2 2 6 −4 1
11 June 2006
18:00
Mexico  3 – 1  Iran
Bravo Goal 28'76'
Zinha Goal 79'
(Report) Golmohammadi Goal 36'

17 June 2006
15:00
Portugal  2 – 0  Iran
Deco Goal 63'
Ronaldo Goal 80' (pen.)
(Report)

21 June 2006
16:00
Iran  1 – 1  Angola
Bakhtiarizadeh Goal 75' (Report) Flávio Goal 60'
Zentralstadion, Leipzig
Attendance: 38,000
Referee: Mark Shield (Australia)


Iran at Brazil 2014[edit]

Group F[edit]

Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
 Argentina 3 3 0 0 6 3 +3 9
 Nigeria 3 1 1 1 3 3 0 4
 Bosnia-Herzegovina 3 1 0 2 4 4 0 3
 Iran 3 0 1 2 1 4 −3 1
16 June 2014
16:00 UTC−3
Iran  0–0  Nigeria
Report
Arena da Baixada, Curitiba
Attendance: 39,081
Referee: Carlos Vera (Ecuador)

21 June 2014
13:00 UTC−3
Argentina  1–0  Iran
Messi Goal 90+1' Report

25 June 2014
13:00 UTC−3
Bosnia-Herzegovina  3–1  Iran
Džeko Goal 23'
Pjanić Goal 59'
Vršajević Goal 83'
Report Ghoochannejhad Goal 82'

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