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FIFA World Cup 2022 England vs Iran Match Schedule, Group & Online TV

The next attempt by England to win a major tournament gets underway on Monday when they play Iran in Group B action at the Khalifa International Stadium. For the third time in a row, their rivals are playing on the largest platform in the world, but they are up against it to advance past the group stage.

England vs Iran Match Live Score

With great hype, England flew into Qatar and spent the whole week practicing in the searing heat. The 2018 World Cup in Russia saw England lose to Croatia in the semifinals by a score of 2-1, bringing an agonizing end to their World Cup career. But now, four years later, and with a spot in the Euro 2020 championship already secured, Southgate’s team is aiming to clear the final obstacle.

The fact that Iran has never advanced past the group stage of the World Cup in its current format and has only ever won two games in the competition-one which came against Morocco on the first matchday of Russia 2018- won’t come as much of a surprise.

On Monday, England and Iran will square off, and Team Melli will be looking for their first victory over European opponents at the ninth try, which would undoubtedly cause early shockwaves around Qatar’s early door.

England vs Iran Match When and where?

  • Iran and England’s 2022 World Cup opening match will be at 1 p.m. UK time on Monday, November 21.
  • The match will take place in Doha, Qatar’s capital city’s Khalifa International Stadium.
  • Up to 45,000 people may fit within the stadium, which first opened in 1976.

England vs Iran Match Live-streaming details

The England vs Iran match will be broadcast live on the Sports18 and Sports18 HD TV channels in India and Jio Cinema’s app and website will both offer free live streaming of the event.

England vs Iran Match Head-to-Head

Because neither side has ever played the other, this will be the first time England and Iran have faced off on the biggest platform. With two victories in their previous five games, including friendly wins against Uruguay and Nicaragua, Iran has a superior recent record. Six games have passed since England last won.

England vs Iran Teams:

FIFA World Cup 2022 England

Bukayo Saka is likely to get the start for Southgate against Iran. Foden of Manchester City will probably lose out to the 21-year-old. According to FIFA rankings, England is one of the top five teams, thus Kyle Walker, the right-back, may participate if he is well after suffering a groin injury.

FIFA World Cup 2022 Iran

Omid Ebrahimi, a seasoned midfielder, will be missed by Carlos Queiroz’s squad while sidelined with a groin injury. Striker SardarAzmoun of Bayer Leverkusen is still playing despite suffering a calf muscle injury in October. Ehsan Hajsafi will put on the captain’s armband as he prepares for his 122nd game.

Match facts

  • England
  • This will be England’s 16th World Cup appearance. Their greatest streak in the tournament is their seventh consecutive appearance.
  • With 39 goals scored and just three goals allowed, England had the greatest goal differential during the group stage of the European World Cup qualifiers for 2022 (+36).
  • In each of his two tournaments as the national team’s head coach, Gareth Southgate has guided England to the round of four. Only Sir Alf Ramsey can claim the same accomplishments as England’s manager (World Cup winners in 1966, Euro semi-finalists in 1968).
  • England striker Harry Kane led all scorers with six goals during the 2018 FIFA World Cup, five of which came in group play. At two separate World Cup competitions, no player has ever finished first or tied for first in scoring.

Iran

  • Iran has only won two of its 15 games
  • and has never advanced past the first round of the World Cup (v USA in 1998 and Morocco in 2018).
  • Iran has only scored nine goals in 15 World Cup games, the lowest goals-per-game ratio of any country with more than ten games in the tournament (0.6). In only one of their 15 games, a 2-1 victory over the USA in 1998, have they scored more than once.
  • Iran, one of 20 teams who competed in both of the most recent FIFA World Cups in 2014 and 2018, had the fewest shots (47), shots on target (10), and goals (3) scored in the group stages of both tournaments combined.

England vs Iran Match Prediction

Iran won’t be a simple opponent, even though Iran is generally considered to be the underdog in the match. Despite their valiant efforts, Queiroz’s side would finally lose to Southgate’s squad 0-1 or 0-2.

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