(Persia Digest) - The International Centre for Sports Studies (CIES), a joint venture with the Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA), has ranked the teams going to the World Cup in Russia. Iran has been placed 30th on the list.
Based on this data, the Spanish team has the best chance of winning. La Roja, also playing against Iran at the 2018 World Cup, has been placed at the top of a list including teams from Brazil, France, Germany, the UK, Belgium, Argentina, Croatia, Switzerland, and Portugal.
The names of the Spanish and Portuguese teams on the list of the first ten teams indicate Iran’s difficult task at the World Cup in its “group of death”.
The third team in Iran’s group, Morocco, is in 19th place before Saudi Arabia and Panama.
CIES has considered different data for this assessment, including the clubs’ power and formation of the forwards, median age of the footballers, and the quality of their games.