England Vs Iran World Cup campaign gets underway in Qatar today – Predictions, Stats, Players Injury, Update, Where to Watch live, Time.
Iran for the third time in a row will play on the biggest sporting event in the world, but getting past the group stage will be difficult for Team.
The first game of perhaps the most politically charged group England against Iran, Iran will hope to come away from their opening encounter with at least a point. Before taking on out of form USA and closely ranked Wales in the group, Iran’s team will have a chance of pulling off an upset and qualifying for the knockout round at the World Cup for the first time.
Iran, ranking at number 21, should play without any fear knowing that the pressure is completely off their shoulders, unlike England, which has a record of winning the first World Cup encounter and losing the next. Iran won the opening match in 1998, 2006 and 2018 of world cups.
Harry Kane may be punished if he decides to wear the “OneLove” armband as a show of support as FIFA has informed England that such armbands will not be allowed during the tournament. Meanwhile, manager Gareth Southgate has announced that England will take a knee before playing Iran in their opening match.
Southgate is expected to start with Bukayo Saka against Iran. The 21-year-old will likely be chosen ahead of Manchester City’s Foden. Kyle Walker as some reports suggest that the right-back is fit from his groin injury and will play the opening game.
Carlos Queiroz‘s team will miss experienced midfielder Omid Ebrahimi, who is out due to a groin injury. Sardar Azmoun, a striker for Bayer Leverkusen, is still on the team despite hurting his calf muscle in October. The captain’s armband will be worn by Ehsan Hajsafi as he gets ready for his 122nd appearance.
This will be the first time England and Iran have met on the big stage because neither team has ever played the other. Iran have a better record in the recent past, having won 2 of their last five games, England have gone 6 games without a victory.
Date, Time & Venue
Who: England vs Iran, Group B
Where: Khalifa International Stadium
When: Monday, November 21 (4pm local time, 8 Am ET)
Rankings: England (5), Iran (20)
Head to head: First match
Last five matches: England LDDLL, Iran LWLWD
England VS Iran Probable Lineup :
Pickford, Shaw, Rice, Stones, Maguire, Kane (C), Sterling, Trippier, Saka, nount, Belingham.
Beiranvand, Moharrami, Hajisafi (C), Mohammadi, Jahanbakhsh, pouraliganji, Taremi, Cheshmi, Karimi, Hosseini, noorollahi,
The 2022 FIFA World Cup will be broadcast live across FOX Sports – FOX and FS1 in the English Language as well as on Telemundo in Spanish. Live Stream: You can live stream the 2022 FIFA World Cup on Peacock, Fubo, SlingTV, and Vidgo.
While England are favored by most to win the match, Iran won’t be an easy opposition My prediction Iran 0-1 England.
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