Wales ended a 64-year wait for World Cup action when they played the USA on Monday, and produced a stirring comeback to secure a 1-1 draw.
Gareth Bale (who else?) held his nerve from the penalty spot to cancel out Timothy Weah’s opener and keep his side’s dream of progressing from Group B alive.
He will be hoping to inspire his side once more when they face Iran (who England dispatched 6-2 earlier this week) in their next fixture today – here’s how to watch it live.
What time is Wales vs Iran today?
Wales vs Iran kicks off at 10am (UK time – Qatar is three hours ahead) on Friday 25 November, at the Ahmad bin Ali Stadium in Al Rayyan.
It is being broadcast on BBC One, with build-up from 9.15am. Gabby Logan is presenting the coverage, with ccommentary from Steve Bower and Danny Gabbidon.
The 2022 World Cup is being aired entirely on free-to-air television in the UK with BBC and ITV sharing the rights.
This means that the Wales vs Iran clash is available to live stream free on either BBC iPlayer or the BBC Sport website.
Wales will then play their final group stage fixture, an all-British affair against England, at 7pm on Tuesday 29 November.
What can you expect from Wales vs Iran?
Bale is set to overtake overtake Chris Gunter, who will be among the substitutes for Friday’s encounter, to become the most capped men’s player in Welsh football history.
However, he said that leading his side to victory over Iran would make the occasion “even more special”.
The 33-year-old, who made his Wales debut in 2006 and is his country’s record scorer with 41 goals, said: “I haven’t really been focusing on the cap thing to be honest, just trying to focus on the game.
“On a personal level it’s an amazing achievement, it’s an honour to represent my country so many times.
“But it’s more important that we try and get the victory. Hopefully we can and it’ll make it even more special.”
While he played the entire game against the USA which, like so many in this tournament, went well beyond 100 minutes due to stoppages and substitutions, he said that he had been dealing with a “few little issues” in the build-up to the tournament.
His manager, Robert Page, was asked about the possibility of resting the captain on Friday, replying: “Good luck not picking him.”
He added that Bale is ready to face Iran, even if the player himself admitted such an energy-sapping match to open with was not ideal due to the quick turnaround in fixtures.
Page has a full squad to choose from after Joe Allen, who began training with the main group on Wednesday, was passed fit, with the manager saying: “Joe got through his fitness test, so that’s good news. He’s fit and raring to go.”
Kieffer Moore is set to be handed a starting spot after the striker came off the bench to spark Wales’ revival against the USA.