Sayyadmanesh Relishing England Prospect at 2022 World Cup
- April, 26, 2022 - 16:18
- Sports news
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Allahyar Sayyadmanesh admits he's relishing the chance to come up against England at the World Cup in Qatar, which kicks off in November.
The Hull City ace, who is currently on loan from Turkish giant Fenerbahce before a likely permanent move to East Yorkshire in the summer, is expected to play a prominent role for Iran when the competition gets underway in late November.
Iran, managed by Croatian Dragan Skocic, will face England for the first time ever on November 21 in the pair's first game of the group stages in Doha, and it's an occasion the City frontman cannot wait for after his country secured qualification in some style winning eight of their 10 matches - this will be Iran’s sixth appearance at the finals, but it has yet to progress past the group stages.
“All the teams are good in the World Cup,” the 21-year-old Iranian starlet told the Tigers matchday program.
“England is a top team so I'm happy that we will play them and it's always good to play against good teams, so I am looking forward to all the games and I hope we give one hundred percent and show our best in the World Cup,” he added.
City's talented youngster will also come up against the US and one opponent who is yet to be decided, with Wales waiting on the outcome of the June play-off match between Scotland and Ukraine which will be played at Hampden Park in Glasgow.