A PR boost? The team clearly don’t agree with the government. Puts more focus on Iran as a country.. something which the government could do without.I'll also say, so people don't accuse me of hypocrisy with my comments on Saudi Arabia, I'm not pleased that the Iranian regime will be able to use this win as a PR boost.
With that situation it's overwhelmingly unlikely as if we were to beat the USA, even if it's by a single goal, then to top the group Iran will not merely need to beat USA whilst we lose to Wales.Even if we beat the USA, Iran can still finish top of the group on goal difference if we lose to Wales.
Just seen this...Even if England win by 1 goal tonight, that would leave England on +5 and Iran on -2 goal difference.
So there’d need to be a 7 goal swing for Iran to top the group, it could happen but realistically it would still be a dead rubber. USA are better than Wales so not even guaranteed Iran would win.
England and Iran to get through ?