Morocco will take part in a FIFA World Cup for the first time in twenty years. They will face Iran for the first time on grass in the first match of Group B. The match is scheduled to take place at St. Petersburg Stadium in St. Petersburg, Russia.
This is the fifth time that Iran will participate in a FIFA World Cup and it remains to be seen if they can escape the group stage for the first time. The Iranians are however in a winless streak of seven games in the competition. Their last and, to date only victory in the event dates back to 21 June 1998, when they defeated USA 2-1.
Iran will be relying on their star striker, Sardar Azmoun whereas Morocco will have to rely on youngster Achraf Hakimi.
The match is scheduled to start at 8:30pm IST and will be broadcast on Sony TEN 2, Sony TEN 3 and Sony ESPN.
Here are the teams for the match:
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