England started its campaign in the “Qatar 2022” World Cup finals with a big victory over its counterpart Iran, with six goals to two goals, on Monday, at the “Khalifa International Stadium” in the second group competitions.
The match witnessed an equal start for the two sides, before the England team imposed its control and opened the door to the scoring with a beautiful header from midfielder Judd Bellingham in the 35th minute.
After conceding his net, the Iranian defense collapsed, conceding a second goal at the 44th minute, following an organized attack. In the end, the ball reached Bukayo Saka, who received it with a wonderful shot, which goalkeeper Sayed Hussein was unable to respond.
After just one minute, striker Harry Kane led a quick counterattack, then sent a perfect cross to Raheem Sterling, to follow it directly into the Iranian goal with a third goal, with which the events of the first half ended.
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With the start of the second half, the “Three Lions” searched for killing the match with a fourth goal, and they had what they wanted from a distinguished individual effort by striker Saka, who penetrated the left side of the Iranian defense and hit the right of the goalkeeper in the 62nd minute.
Amidst the negligence of the English, Ali Gulzadeh passed a ball that hit the defense to Mehdi Taremi, who shot it powerfully, entering Jordan Pickford’s goal, the first goal for the Iranian national team in the 65th minute.
And with the 71st minute, substitute Marcus Rashford scored the fifth goal of the English national team, investing a pass from Harry Kane, followed by the other alternative, Jack Grealich, with the sixth goal in the penultimate minute of the official time for the meeting.
In stoppage time, a penalty kick was awarded in favor of Iran, from which Tarmi scored the second goal, after which the referee immediately announced the end of the match with a wide victory for England.
With this, the England national team topped the standings of its group with 3 points, pending the outcome of the match between the United States of America and Wales, this evening.