England 6-2 Iran Highlights, FIFA World Cup: Bellingham, Saka, Sterling, Rashford, Grealish score debut WC goal in IRN rout

Highlights of the England vs Iran FIFA World Cup 2022 group stage match from the Khalifa International Stadium.

Raheem Sterling of England celebrates after scoring their team’s third goal during the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 Group B match between England and IR Iran at Khalifa International Stadium on November 21, 2022, in Doha, Qatar.

Raheem Sterling of England celebrates after scoring their team’s third goal during the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 Group B match between England and IR Iran at Khalifa International Stadium on November 21, 2022, in Doha, Qatar. | Photo Credit: Julian Finney/Getty Images

Highlights of the England vs Iran FIFA World Cup 2022 group stage match from the Khalifa International Stadium.

Welcome to Sportstar’s highlights of the England vs Iran FIFA World Cup 2022 group stage match from the Khalifa International Stadium.

FULL-TIME
England clinches a 6-1 win against Iran in its opening match of the Qatar World Cup 2022.
🎯 Bellingham
🎯 Saka
🎯 Sterling
🎯 Saka
🎯 Rashford
🎯 Grealish
All first-time World Cup scorers for England!
90+13’ GOOOALLLL!!
Iran scores its second goal. VAR has a look and gives Iran a late penalty. Taremi takes a long time but slots the ball inside the net.
90’ GOOOALL!!
Jack Grealish scores his first World Cup goal for England. It was a lovely team move as Rashford found Grealish with a nice cutback from the right flank. Grealish was in the right place at the right time to tuck the ball inside the net.
72’ GOOOALL!!
Rashford comes off the bench in the second-half to score England’s fifth goal. Rashford, who was released down the right, keeps his composure, chops inside and fires the ball underneath Hosseini.
65’ GOOOALL!!
Taremi does well to peel off Maguire to receive the slide-rule pass from Ali Gholizadeh. He takes a first-time shot and the ball rattles the back of the net via the underside of the bar.
Mehdi Taremi only needs the one chance as he peels off Maguire to take the slide-rule pass from Ali Gholizadeh and flash a first-time shot past Pickford via the underside of the bar.
62’ GOOOALLL!!
Bukayo Saka scores his second of the match and gives England a 4-0 lead against Iran. This goal was all down to his individual brilliance. After getting the pass on the right side of the box, he shifts it onto his left boot before cutting inside two Iran defenders and firing beyond Hosseini.
SECOND-HALF!!
England starts the second-half with a 3-0 lead courtesy goals by Bellingham, Saka and Sterling.

The Young Guns!!

HALF-TIME!!
Bellingham, Saka and Sterling’s goals give England a 3-0 lead at the break.  
45+1’ GOOOALLL!
Raheem Sterling scores for England’s third. Bellingham won the ball in the middle of the park and passes to Harry Kane down the right. Kane finds Sterling with a wonderful cross and the latter finds the net with a brilliant finish at the near post. It is Sterling’s first goal in the World Cup.
43’ GOOOALL!!
Trippier’s cross finds Maguire who finds Saka with a well-measured pass. Once the ball reached Saka, the player lashed the ball inside the net with a wonderful finish.
35’ GOOOALL!!
Jude Bellingham gets at the end of a Luke Shaw cross and finds the back of the net with a solid header.
30’ CLOSE!!
Saka squares the ball to Mount who had made a good run inside the box. Mount shoots first time at the near-post from Saka’s low cross but hits the side-netting.
16’ INJURY ALERT!!
Iran keeper Alireza Beiranvand is bleeding. He seems to be okay after getting the necessary medical attention. The match starts after a significant halt.

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KICK-OFF!!
England begins its Qatar World Cup campaign against Iran at the Khalifa International Stadium.

6:25 PM- Look who is in the venue today

David Beckham, former England player looks on prior to the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 Group B match between England and IR Iran at Khalifa International Stadium on November 21, 2022, in Doha, Qatar.

David Beckham, former England player looks on prior to the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 Group B match between England and IR Iran at Khalifa International Stadium on November 21, 2022, in Doha, Qatar. | Photo Credit: Justin Setterfield/Getty Images

6:20 PM

Match Preview

England manager Gareth Southgate, increasingly looking like the helpless protagonist of the Hangman game, will need his team to play an enterprising game and deliver a positive result in its World Cup opener against Iran to stop the noose from tightening further.

A contract running till December 2024 has offered Southgate no measures of comfort with recent results – a winless Nations League run -- and a lack of imagination in play robbing him of all the goodwill that a run to EURO final had offered last year. The manager, further handicapped by the injury-absence of Chelsea wing-back pairing of Reece James and Ben Chilwell, has a lot to worry about his defence with Harry Maguire struggling for form and the ever-dependable Kyle Walker yet to recover. 

Upfront, Harry Kane – England’s captain – would be Southgate’s key man with Raheem Sterling and Bukayo Saka operating from the wide areas in a 3-4-3 system. With Leicester City’s James Maddison and Manchester City’s Kalvin Phillips doubtful after missing out on training, England might benefit from the inclusion of 19-year-old Jude Bellingham, who can bring the fearlessness of youth to spread fear in the Iranian ranks alongside the measured and experienced Declan Rice. 

Managed by former Manchester United and Real Madrid coach Carlos Queiroz for the third time in a World Cup, Iran’s attacking threat will come from Mehdi Taremi, who has 28 goals in 60 appearances, as Bayer Leverkusen forward Sardar Azmoun – the Iranian Messi – is yet to recover from a calf injury suffered in October. 

Queiroz, known for his safety-first approach, might pack his midfield in a 4-5-1 system in a bid to disallow England any space to dictate the game. In Alireza Jahanbakhsh and skipper Ehsan Hajsafi, playing his 122nd international game, Team Melli has enough experience to threaten the confidence-worn English defence. 

The 20th ranked team in the world will be no pushovers in this first international encounter between these nations with frosty diplomatic ties. 

England vs Iran: Kick-off, live telecast and live streaming info
Where will the England vs Iran World Cup opening match kick-off?
The England vs Iran match will kick-off at the Khalifa International Stadium.
When will the England vs Iran World Cup opening match kick-off?
The England vs Iran match will kick-off at 6:30 PM IST on November 21, 2022.
Where can you watch the England vs Iran match in India?
The England vs Iran World Cup opening match will be telecasted live on Sports18 and Sports18 HD. On Android and well as iOS, the 2022 FIFA World Cup will be live streamed on JioCinema.
Where can you watch the England vs Iran match outside India?
The following list shows where you can watch the England vs Iran match outside of India
United States – TV: FOX, Telemundo; Live Stream: fuboTV, Fox Sports app, Telemundo Deportes En Vivo
Canada – TV: CTV, TSN; Live Stream: fuboTV, TSN app
United Kingdom – TV: BBC One; Live Stream: BBC iPlayer, BBC Sport Website
Australia – TV: SBS; Live Stream: SBS On Demand
New Zealand – TV: Sky Sports; Live Stream: Sky Sport
Malaysia – TV: RTM, Astro; Live Stream: Astro Go
Singapore – TV: Mediacorp Channel 5; Live Stream: StarHub TV+, IPTV, Singtel TV
Hong Kong – TV: BeIN Sports, ITV; Live Stream: Now TV, ViuTV
Nigeria – SuperSport and Showmax Pro.
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