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England started their journey in FIFA World 2022 with a big win on Monday. England beat Iran 6–2. 5 players scored for England. Bukayo Saka scored a brace ie 2 goals. Apart from this, Jude Bellingham, Rahim Sterling, Marcus Rashford and Jack Grealish also took the ball to Iran’s net. Mehdi Tarimi scored both the goals for Iran.
Bukayo Saka scored in the 43rd and 62nd minutes. He scored a total of 2 goals.
England took a 3-0 lead in the first half
England played the attacking game from the start. The first goal came in the 35th minute. 19-year-old midfielder Jude Bellingham took advantage of the cross to hit a header and send the ball into the net. After this, Bukayo Saka went to the penalty box in the 43rd minute and brought the ball inside with the left foot. The third goal was scored by Rahim Sterling in stoppage time after 45 minutes. He volleyed in brilliantly from Harry Kane’s cross and scored with a volley. In this way, England took a strong lead in the first half itself.
Jude Bellingham opens England’s account. His goal will be remembered for a long time.
Bakayo Saka scored the second goal in the 26th minute of the second half. He made space through two defenders and took the ball to the goal. Marcus Rashford came in for Bukayo Saka in the 71st minute and scored within 30 seconds.
In the end, Grealish, who replaced Raheem Sterling, scored the sixth goal.
Iran’s defensive game
Iran’s game was very defensive in the beginning. He didn’t even mark the players and that’s why he didn’t have the ball. Iran held 21% of the ball position throughout the game. In other words, he only had the ball 21% of the time. Iran tried their best in the second half, but it was too late.
Despite this, Iran’s Mehdi Taremi scored in the 65th minute. After this he also scored in stoppage time. In this way, Iran was able to score two goals against England’s 6 and lost the match.
Iran made a total of 8 shots on goal, while England made 13 shots.
Mehdi Taremi was the lone goal scorer for Iran. He scored 2 goals.
England and Iran’s starting playing eleven
England: Jordan Pickford (goalkeeper), John Stones, Harry Maguire, Kieran Trippier, Declan Rice, Jude Bellingham, Mason Mount, Luke Shaw, Bukayo Saka, Harry Kane and Raheem Sterling.
Iran: Alireza Bairnvand (goalkeeper), Sadegh Moharrami, Ehsan Hajsafi, Milad Mohammadi, Alireza Jahanbakhsh, Murtaza Pouraliganji, Mehdi Taremi, Rouzbeh Cheshmi, Ali Karimi, Majid Hosseini and Ahmed Nourollahi.