England will face Iran in the first round of the World Cup group stage in Qatar. The match will take place on November 21, starting at 13:00 GMT.
World Cup 2022
The England team qualified without any problems. In ten qualifying matches, Gareth Southgate’s team won eight and never lost.
At the same time, the team was pleased with the game in attack, as they managed to score 39 goals, with 3 missed. In the group with England were also Poland, Albania, Hungary, Andorra and San Marino.
As you know, the England team failed performance in the League of Nations, flying out of the elite division.
Southgate’s team finished last in the group with Italy, Germany and Hungary. It is noteworthy that the British lost both matches to the Hungarians.
The Iranian national team, meanwhile, reached the finals of the World Cup for the third time in a row. In 2014 and 2018, the team failed to qualify from the group.
Although at the World Cup in 2018, the team was as close as possible to playing in the playoffs for the first time in its history.
At that tournament in the group stage, Iran defeated Morocco (1-0), drew with Portugal (1-1) and lost to Spain (0-1).
Iran confidently qualified. In the decisive round of selection, the team took first place in the group, ahead of South Korea as well.
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Players to watch
Englishman Harry Kane has scored two of his last four goals and is hoping to become the first player to top scorer in two different World Cups.
No Iranian player has scored more goals in Asian FIFA World Cup third round qualification than Mehdi Taremi, who has also scored two goals and provided one assist in his last three appearances for the club.
Head to Head
England have never met Iran in international competition and will meet for the first time in the World Cup.
Iran has lost eight matches against European rivals in the FIFA World Cup and has lost six of those matches.
England have qualified for the FIFA World Cup for the seventh edition in a row – their longest streak in the competition.
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— England Football (@EnglandFootball) November 11, 2022
|England win 1.37||Draw 4.75||Iran win 10.50|
The England team is the favorite in this meeting and the team can show a good result in this match. The team knows how to show productive football.
But Iran can show strong football in their day. The national team knows how to play against top teams and can score in this match.
Prediction for this match: Both teams to score.
- Total over 2.5 goals.