England’s latest quest for major tournament glory begins on Monday evening when they face vs Iran in Group B at the Khalifa International Stadium. England vs Iran is surely an interesting fixture to look out for as both teams are prepared to fight for glory.
England- Gareth Southgate’s men will be looking to start their campaign with a stronghold victory over a less powerful Iranian side. The Three Lions performed well in their last international campaign i.e in the Euro Cup 2020. However, their brilliant run ended in the final as Italy clinched the title in the penalty shootout. So to overcome that horrible memory, England will be all geared up to march forward with the hope of recreating their 1966 World Cup memory.
Iran- A weaker side on paper, Iran are not to be taken lightly. They are one of the finest teams in Asia who have performed well throughout all of their World Cup campaigns. Iran, ranked 21st, should play fearlessly, knowing that the pressure is completely off their shoulders. Iran won the first three matches in 1998, 2006, and 2018, but fell short in 2002, 2010, and 2014. So this year will be a good opportunity for the Iranians to move forward.
England vs Iran Match Details
|England vs Iran
|21 November 2022
|Khalifa International Stadium, Doha, Qatar
England vs Iran Broadcast Details
The match will be broadcast LIVE on Sports 18 Channel in India. Those who want to watch the match online can do so via the Jio Cinema app.
England vs Iran Head-to-Head stats
England and Iran will meet for the first time at the World Cup because neither team has ever played the other, not even in an international friendly.
Dream 11 Top Picks and Player Stats
Jude Bellingham: To control the midfield and game, the young box-to-box midfielder can take the ball forward and create space with his fluid passing and high-pressing abilities. Bellingham is deserving of a starting spot against Iran.
Harry Kane: The Spurs striker is the most sought out player in this whole tournament. A clinical striker, Kane is expected to find the back of the net a lot of times in this tournament. At Spurs, he already has 13 goals to his name. So, Iran has to be careful while handling Harry Kane.
Mehdi Taremi: Iran’s best hope for the tournament is striker Mehdi Taremi. The 30-year-old has already scored 13 goals in Portugal and has been a consistent source of goals for the national team. He should be a force to be reckoned with inside the box, and his performance will be crucial to Iran’s chances.
England vs Iran Dream 11 Fantasy Team
Dream 11 Captain & Vice-Captain Choice For The Match
Captain: Harry Kane
Vice-Captain – Mehdi Taremi
England vs Iran: Predicted Line-Up
England possible starting line-up: Pickford; Trippier, Stones, Maguire, Shaw; Rice, Bellingham; Sterling, Mount, Foden; Kane
Iran possible starting line-up: Beiranvand; Moharrami, Pouraliganji, Hosseini, Mohammedi; Nourollahi, Ezatolahi, Hajsafi; Jahanbakhsh, Taremi, Amiri
England vs Iran: Team News
Injury: Kyle Walker, James Maddison
Injury: Omid Ebrahimi
Doubtful: Sardar Azmoun