As it happened – England beat Iran in World Cup 2022 group stage opener
Posted by  badge Boss on Nov 21, 2022 - 09:01PM
Jude Bellingham scored his first ever England goal to give the Three Lions the lead (Picture: Getty Images)

England and Iran began their World Cup campaigns on Monday afternoon as the sides met at the Khalifa International Stadium, Al Rayyan.

Many would have expected a tight encounter with Iran sitting deep and looking to frustrate the Three Lions, but that is not how it played out.

Gareth Southgate’s men scored six goal in a World Cup game for only the second time ever, while Iran managed two late consolations, with the clash finishing an incredible 6-2.

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