England entered the 2022 World Cup with a loss. After the horrific injury of Iran’s goalkeeper Alireza Peravand, the team three lions Left for a practically perfect game. The score was 6-2 and Gareth Southgate’s side took the first three points. Iran, led by Carlos Queiroz, should show better capabilities against Wales, in the second round.
After the first hour of play, Judd Bellingham broke the deadlock. The Borussia Dortmund midfielder responded well to Luke Shaw’s cross, beating the opposing goalkeeper for the first time.
Soon after, Bukayo Saka also scored, with a assist from Harry Maguire. Even 14 minutes before extra time, Raheem Sterling responded in the best way to a Harry Kane cross and made it 3-0.
The Iranian team entered the second half practically losing, and the wonderful English match continued in the second half. Bukayo Saka scored two goals in the match after a good individual initiative.
Carlos Queiroz’s team managed to respond through Mehdi Taremi, who beat Jordan Pickford with Iran’s only shot of the match.
After four substitutions, newcomer Marcus Rashford knocked an opponent out of the way and finished 5-1, after being assisted by Harry Kane, the English striker who plays for Tottenham.
The match would still hold two more goals, as Callum Wilson assisted Jack Grealish to make the final 6-1. As the ten minutes of extra time came to an end, Iran had a penalty kick in their favour, which Tarimi converted to make it 6-2.
The scoreboard did not change until the end and England took the first three points of the 2022 World Cup with a convincing performance. On Iran’s side, Carlos Queiroz will have to better prepare the team for the second round of Group B against Wales.
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