England defeated Iran 6-2 at the 2022 World Cup in Qatar

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England defeated Iran 6-2 at the 2022 World Cup in Qatar
England defeated Iran 6-2 at the 2022 World Cup in Qatar
21 November, 19:34Sport
Teams of England and Iran played the first match of Group B of the World Cup in Qatar. The match ended with the score 6:2.

Before the start of the game, the England players took a knee in support of the Black Lives Matter movement. The game took place at the Khalifa Stadium in Doha. The main referee of the meeting is Rafael Klaus from Brazil. In the first half, the British scored goals from Jude Bellingham, Bukayo Saka and Raheem Streling.

Iranian goalkeeper Alireza Beyravand was carried away on a stretcher after colliding with a player from his team. He was replaced by Hosseini Hossein.

During the first half, the English team completed 366 passes, losing the record only to Spain, which made 395 passes against the Russian national team in 2018.

In the 62nd minute, English midfielder Bukayo Saka scored in the 62-1 minute after a pass from Raheem Streling.

Iranian footballer Mehdi Taremi was able to score a goal against the opponent in the 65th minute of the match - at that time the score was 1:4. Taremi after a penetrating pass into the penalty area struck in touch under the crossbar. In the 70th minute, Rashford entered the field, replacing Bukayo Saka. A minute later, he ran into the penalty area, on a false swing he removed the ball under the left and shot into the far corner of the goal.

In the 90th minute, Jack Grealish sent the ball into Iran's goal, further increasing the gap in the score. The 27-year-old scored with a pass from forward Callum Wilson.

Taremi scored twice, also scoring in the 90+13th minute from the penalty spot.

The main arbiter of the meeting, Rafael Klaus, added 14 minutes to the half-time, in total the teams played 59:02, which is a record in the history of the world championships. England finished first in Group B with 3 points. On November 25, the national team will play with the USA. The Iranians on the same day will meet with the players of Wales.

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