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Has Iran ever won a World Cup?

Iran has never won a World Cup, but it will be making its fourth appearance in the tournament this summer.

The Asian side made its first appearance at the World Cup in 1978, when it was invited to participate as a result of the Iranian Revolution. Iran was defeated by eventual champions Argentina in their opening game, before going on to lose to Peru and 1-0 to Italy.

Iran then qualified for three consecutive tournaments between 1998 and 2006, but failed to make it past the group stage each time.

This year’s World Cup will be Iran’s first since 2006 and the fifth time that the country has featured in the tournament since 1978.

Iran has failed to qualify for two consecutive World Cups (2010 and 2018), but did make an appearance at Euro 2016, where they lost all three group games against Portugal, Spain and Croatia.

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Last modified: August 7, 2022

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