festival of England in his debut in world at the cost of one Iran unmotivated bellingham Y sakaaged 19 and 21, led the selection of gareth Southgate which is confirmed as a great power of group B and a candidate for the title. [Narración y estadísticas: Inglaterra 6-2 Irán]
The previous match was marked by two extra-sports issues: the bracelet LGBT that England could not show off before the threats of the FIFA and the protests of the Iranians in support of the women of the country. Harry Kane The band with the motto did not wear OneLove, but he and the rest of his companions took a knee in protest against racism. In addition, he rang the God Save the King in a World Cup for the first time since 1950.
In the stands there were posters of fans of Iran with messages of “freedom” and when his anthem was played there was a double protest: the players refused to sing, while the fans booed him. Soccer was the loudspeaker to denounce to the world the ordeal that is being experienced in the Asian country.
When the ball started rolling, the argument of the game was clear from the beginning. England, who left without Foden neither Alexander Arnold, went for the goal from the beginning. He just gave time to Maguire demanded a penalty – they hugged him in the area – before stopping the game for almost a quarter of an hour. The reason was the strong header that the Iranian goalkeeper gave himself Beiranvand with a partner.
The meta fell to the ground writhing in pain. He had come out of fists, a defender of his team did not see him and they collided head to head. The worst part was taken by Beiranvand, who smashed his nose in the action. After being treated, he wanted to continue, perhaps not to say goodbye to his World Cup dream, but it was impossible to continue. Dizzy, he fell to the ground and was taken off on a stretcher. It was rare that the doctors let him continue at first.
England was returning the rhythm to the game, while Iran insisted on stopping it. Based on blows, the first yellow card of the game ended up arriving, for jahanbakhsh. The British continued to throw themselves in a whirlwind and the prize finally arrived. It was through a Jude Bellingham header. In his World Cup debut – the third youngest Englishman to do so – the 19-year-old scored after taking advantage of a great cross from Mason Mount.
The thing about this boy is starting to be from another planet. In addition to being the first English goalscorer in Qatar, his performance in 45 minutes was extraordinary: 100% accuracy on 40 passes, 10 of them in the last third of the field, and a goal from a shot. For context, all of Iran had only completed 46 passes at half-time.
With the match where the English wanted and without the Iranians knowing how to manage to go down on the scoreboard, there was a torrent of Three Lions on the goal of Hosseini -substitute for the goalkeeper who collapsed in the first half. It went from 1-0 to 3-0 in a matter of three minutes. First Bukayo Saka and then Raheem Sterling. Two ‘flashes’ that finished drowning Iran.
The one from Saka came after an aerial rejection from Maguire fell on the Arsenal player. The Englishman spliced it from mid-distance, brushing the ball against an Iranian, and the ball slipped into the net. The next goal came at the start of the discount -14 minutes!- and it was like this: against after a robbery, intelligent opening by Kane in the area and a ball that Sterling anticipated to score almost from a volley. The game was going to the second half already decided.
The next 45 minutes would be with a much more relaxed England. It was Iran that was trying to give their fans something to celebrate, at the cost of leaving their defense unprotected. In those that a bad goal kick from Hosseini ends up leaving Saka inside the area and making it 4-0 without much opposition.
Taremi, the star of Iran and Porto player, would draw character almost to the next play. He hit a shot inside the area and beat pickford. Asian fans were able to celebrate at least their team’s first goal in Qatar. Meanwhile, Maguire was in pain on the ground and was one of four replaced by Southgate.
Taremi’s inconsequential double
Of those who entered, another was Marcus Rashford. The one from United only had to appear once to score. The ball fell to his right and he went to war alone. Some Iranian players were left behind, very weak today in defense, and the forward put in the goal with his team’s hand.
Brutal punishment for Iran, who received the sixth goal from Jack Grealish’s boots. It was given to him by Callum Wilson, who came on from the bench like him. The Asian team took a historic win that is not consistent with the performance of the country in other editions of the World Cup. The extra-sports problems that surround the team could have made a dent. At least, Taremi left with a double after scoring a penalty in discount after a grab that was reviewed in VAR.
As for England, its ‘golden children’ give it another aspect. Saka, by the way, became the youngest player to score a brace in his first World Cup match since such a franz beckenbauer (1966). The Three Lions start their adventure in Qatar strong. Here is a candidate.
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