The English team gave a coup of authority by defeating the Persian team by 6 goals to 2 at the start of Group B in Qatar 2022.

Monday November 21, 2022 12:27 p.m.

The second day of the Qatar 2022 World Cup started with the triumph of one of the title candidates. England fulfilled the task and crushed Iran 6-2 on Monday at the International Khalifa stadium, for the start of Group B of the planetary event.

The British, runners-up in Europe and semifinalists in Russia 2018, were immensely superior and finished off the commitment in the first half against a weak rival who made news because their players refrained from singing the national anthem of a country that has lived for two months a wave of protests against the strict Iranian regime.

The first incident of the match came at 8′, when the Iranian goalkeeper Alireza Beiranvand suffered a tremendous collision with a teammate who left him very difficult, with a facial injury, for which the game was stopped for several minutes and at 18 ′ had to be replaced.

In the second half, although at 31′ the post denied a Maguire header, at 34′ the Europeans managed to open the account with a great goal, after a great collective play that Jude Bellingham defined with a header.

Meanwhile, at 43 ‘Maguire pivoted after a corner kick where he gave it to Bukayo Saka, who hits a tremendous left-footed shot into the angle to increase the numbers, while at 45’ Raheem Sterling put the third by anticipating after a center from Kane.

In the complement, the English marked the fourth lunge at 61 ‘after a tremendous play by Saka, who with a changed profile hit a left-footed shot to leave the goalkeeper standing. Of course, at 64 ‘Iran discounted through Mehdi Taremi, who took a powerful shot to beat Pickford. However, at 71’ Markus Rashford, who had just entered, increased with exquisite definition.

Already towards the end, at 89 ‘, England settled everything with Jack Grealish’s target, with an empty goal and after a great action by Callum Wilson, while in the last breath the Brazilian referee Raphael Claus sanctioned a penalty, after reviewing the VAR , due to an avoidable foul by Stones on a Taremi who did not fail from twelve steps.

With this, England fulfilled its title candidate status at its premiere. With this he leads zone B, completed by the United States and Wales, who will meet on this day.

Stadium: International Khalifa.
Referee: Raphael Claus (Brazil).

ENGLAND: Jordan Pickford; Kieran Trippier, John Stones, Harry Maguire, Luke Shaw; Jude Belingham, Declan Rice, Bukayo Saka (70′ Markus Rashford), Mason Mount (70′, Phil Foden), Raheem Sterling (70′, Jack Grealish); Harry Kane (75′, Callum Wilson). DT: Gareth Southgate.

IRAN: Alireza Beiranvand (18′, Hossein Hosseini); Sadegh Moharrami, Morteza Poraliganji, Majid Hosseini, Roozbeh Cheshmi (46′, Saied Ezatolahi), Milad Mohammadi (62′, Mehdi Torabi); Alireza Jahanbakhsh (46′, Ali Gholizadeh), Ahmad Noorollahi (77′, Sardar Azmoun), Ali Karimi (46′, Hossein Kanaani), Ehsan Hajisafi; Mehdi Taremi. DT: Carlos Queiroz.

Goals: 35′ Bellingham (ENG) 43′, 45+1′ and 62′ Saka (ENG) 71′ Rashford (ENG) 90′ Grealish (ENG); 65′ and 90+13′ Taremi (IRN).

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