England vs Iran HIGHLIGHTS – FIFA World Cup 2022: England defeated Iran in a group-stage match at the World Cup in Qatar.
The encounter in Group B at the Khalifa Stadium in Doha ended 6-2.
England broke their six-game unbeaten streak in the first match of the 2022 World Cup.
In the 8th minute goalkeeper, Alireza Beiranvand got a head injury in a collision with his partner. He tried to continue the match but was carried off on a stretcher with a suspected concussion.
Jude Bellingham, Bukayo Saka, and Raheem Sterling made the score 3-0 by half-time. Saka scored a double in the second half, with Marcus Rashford and Jack Grealish scoring the other goals for England. England captain Harry Kane contributed two assists.
The goals were scored by Jude Bellingham (35th minute), Bukayo Saka (43, 62), Raheem Sterling (45+1), Marcus Rashford (71) and Jack Grealish (90).
Mehdi Taremi scored the brace, with the second goal coming in the 113th minute on a penalty kick.
The Iranians responded with a goal by Mehdi Taremi in the 65th minute, and in the 13th minute, which was stoppage time in the second half, Taremi converted a penalty awarded after a video review.
Because of Beiranvand’s assistance, Brazilian referee Rafael Claus added 14 minutes to the first half and then another 10 to the second.
England vs Iran lineups
England (4-3-3 right to left): 1. Pickford (GK) — 12. Trippier, 5. Stones, 6. Maguire, 3. Shaw — 22. Bellingham, 4. Rice, 19. Mount — 17. Saka, 9. Kane, 10. Sterling
Iran (5-4-1, right to left): 1. Beiranvand (GK) — 2. Moharrami, 15. Cheshmi, 19. Hosseini, 8. Pouraliganji 5. Mohammadi — 7. Jahanbakhsh, 3. Hajsafi, 18. Karimi, 21. Nourollahi — 9. Taremi