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Qatar World Cup: Big win for England against Iran, 6 goals to 2


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England beat their Iranian counterparts 6-2 to claim their second biggest ever FIFA World Cup win at the 2022 World Cup in Qatar on Monday.

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Jude Bellingham (35), Bukayo Saka (43 and 62), Raheem Sterling (45+1), Marcus Rashford (71) and Jack Grealish (90), Mahdi Taremi scored consecutive goals in opening the second group competition. Goals by Iran (65 and 90 + 13 penalties).

As a result, England, fourth in the 2018 World Cup and runners-up in the European Cup, recorded their biggest opening win in World Cup history and second-biggest World Cup wins overall. Victory over Panama (6-1) at the 2018 World Cup in Russia.

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England were an attacking pressing party from the start and their first chance came when captain Harry Kane converted a pass into the penalty area which was a huge threat, but Sterling lost control and fired into Maguire. grid (8).

The Iranian side were dealt a heavy blow by goalkeeper Ali Reza Peran and were sidelined with suspected concussion following a collision with teammate Majid Hossein, only to be asked by Queiroz to replace him after a nosebleed.

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Precisely, the Portuguese introduced substitute goalkeeper Hussain Hossain (20) after the game had been suspended for about a quarter of an hour.

After two failed tries from Mason Mount (30) and Harry Maguire (32), Bellingham opened the scoring for England with a superb header from Luke Shaw’s left-handed pass (35).

With that goal, Bellingham became England’s second-youngest goalscorer at a World Cup (19 years and 145 days), after Michael Owen at the 1998 World Cup (18 years and 190 days).

And soon England, champions of 1966, doubled the score with a beautiful goal by Saka, who headed Maguire with his chest and finished with force for the net from the center of the area (44).

Sterling increased his team’s lead with the third goal when he finished off a pass from Kane (45+1).

England completed 366 passes in the first half, the second highest number in the first half of a World Cup match since 1966, behind Spain-Russia 2018 (395). As for Iran, they completed just 46 passes, the fewest since 1966.

Furthermore, thanks to goals from Bellingham and Saka (21), England marked the first time in their history that two players aged 21 and over had scored in the same game at a World Cup.

In the second half, the English advantage increased through the mediation of Saka himself, who launched a ball from the penalty area, which hit the defense and went into the goal (62).

Tarmi scored a fine goal after a fine pass from Syed Ezzat Allah (65) but substitute Rashford thwarted Iran’s attempt to go up with a fifth goal (71) a minute after kick-off.

Substitute Grealish scored a sixth goal in the 90th minute before the Iranians reduced the deficit with a penalty awarded by the match official following a video referee (VAR) return technique, for which Tarmi scored. Translation (90 + 13).

Source: EuroNews

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