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England vs Iran, 2022 FIFA World Cup Qatar – Preview, Prediction, Head to Head, Team Squads, Lineup, and More



England vs Iran FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022

Group B in the 2022 FIFA World Cup Qutar starts with one of the tournament’s top picks in England taking on one of the competition outsiders in Iran. England, contending in their 16th World Cup, will expect to go one step further after their fourth-place finish in 2018 and make the final for the first time since they were delegated champions in 1966.

England is expected to pack an agreeable success when they face Iran in the opening Group B game at the FIFA World Cup 2022 in Qatar. The FIFA World Cup is essentially on the game’s schedule of the year. In 2022, the competition will occur in Qatar from 20th November to 18th December. All of the conventional public groups are joining, similar to England, Argentina, Brazil, and Uruguay, aside from Italy. The renowned Azzurra lost to North Macedonia in the qualifiers and is out of the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022.

They’ll confront an Iran side contending in their 6th World Cup who will expect to get group stages for the first time in their country’s history. The vigorously preferred England are given an amazing chance to get mid-three points on the board, however, might the Three Lions at any point defeat what will probably be a strong Iranian defense at the Khalifa International Stadium on Monday?

The Three Lions are unbeaten in six of their last 7 opening games at World Cup. Iran managed only 2 successes from their 15 overall fixtures in the competition but progressed beyond the group stage. England’s just World Cup fixture with an Asian nation happened in 1982, a narrow 1-0 win against Kuwait.

England vs Iran Team News


England head out to Qatar hoping to make the final step that will see them end 56 years of hurt, having not won a significant international trophy starting around 1966, most recently reaching the semi-finals of the FIFA 2018 World Cup and the final of Euro 2020.

England are one of the top picks to lift the trophy in Qatar with names, for example, Harry Kane, Phil Foden, Jack Grealish, Kyle Walker, and Raheem Sterling. Be that as it may, the Three Lions haven’t won the World Cup starting around 1966. England’s expectations are high in the wake of reaching last year’s UEFA Euro final at home and an undefeated campaign in the qualifiers against Poland, Albania, Hungary, Andorra, and San Marino.

Of the squad named by Gareth Southgate, only attacking midfielder James Maddison is doubtful to play having not prepared in recent days because of a knee issue, while Southgate will need to make a decision on whether to play a flat-back four against an alleged ‘weaker side’, or select a back three with wing-backs.

England have lost their opening match in only one of their last seven FIFA World Cup appearances (W3 D3). England are without a success in their last six international matches (D3 L3). This is their most exceedingly terrible streak without a triumph since April-June 1993.

Defeat for England would see them lose three successive matches at the finals for just the second time. They lost three in succession from 2010-2014 (the last match of the 2010 finals and the first two matches in 2014).

This is just England’s second World Cup fixture against an AFC country. The only past game was a 1-0 victory vs Kuwait in 1982 (group stage).

13 of England’s squad have taken an interest in the FIFA World Cup previously. Raheem Sterling and Jordan Henderson are included in the third successive edition of the competition.

Harry Kane is two goals from equalling Wayne Rooney’s record of 53 goals for England.


Iran are set to partake in their third sequential FIFA World Cup having qualified for the competition in both 2014 and 2018 in spite of the fact that they have not made it past the group stage in every one of their last four World Cup appearances.

Iran will play in their third consecutive World Cup (6th overall) subsequent to astounding performances in the Asian Qualifiers. Carlos Queiroz’s team dominated their group with 8 wins, 1 draw, and only 1 loss against opponents, for example, South Korea, the United Arab Emirates, Iraq, Syria, and Lebanon.

Remarkable players for Iran incorporate Porto striker Medhi Taremi, who has sparkled in this season’s UEFA Champions League, and fellow forward Sardar Azmoun, scorer of the most international goals of any player within the Iranian squad, albeit the Bayer Leverkusen man has been nursing a calf injury and is probably not going to play in spite of being named in the squad.

IR Iran won their opening game at the 2018 finals (W 1-0 vs Morocco). IR Iran kept a clean sheet in their opening match at every one of the last two FIFA World Cup final competitions.

IR Iran have won just two of their past 15 FIFA World Cup matches (D4 L9). IR Iran’s record against European opposition at the FIFA World Cup is D2 L6. IR Iran have scored more than one goal in only one of their past 15 FIFA World Cup matches (a 2-1 triumph vs the USA in 1998).

IR Iran coach Carlos Queiroz highlighted in is his fourth FIFA World Cup as a coach (Iran 2014, 2018, 2022, and Portugal 2010). A complete bettered simply via Carlos Alberto Parreira (six) and Bora Milutinović (five).

16 of IR Iran’s squad have taken part at the FIFA World Cup beforehand. IR Iran coach Carlos Queiroz will be 69 years 265 days old on the day of this game. He will be the fourth oldest coach in World Cup history. If only for a matter of hours as Louis van Gaal will move above him when the Dutch play their opening fixture.

England vs Iran Head-to-Head (h2h)

England have never gone head to head against Iran, meaning this will be the first meeting between the different sides on the greatest conceivable stage. Iran have, nonetheless, confronted a team from the British Isles in World Cup action previously, drawing 1-1 with Scotland in the 1978 edition of the competition.

Interestingly, in spite of England are being expected to win this match, Iran have the better recent results, as they have won two of their latest five games, defeating Uruguay and Nicaragua in friendly games. England, in the meantime, have not tasted victory in their last six games.

When is England vs Iran on and what time does it begin?

England vs Iran will happen on Monday 21st November 2022 – at 13:00 (UK).

England vs Iran: Time by State in the US

ET: 8 AM
CT: 7 AM
MT: 6 AM
PT: 5 AM

Where is England vs Iran happening?

England vs Iran will happen at Khalifa International Stadium in Doha, Qatar

What channel is England vs Iran on in the UK?

England vs Iran will be broadcast live on BBC. The game will be available to watch or live stream on fuboTV (7-day free trial) and PeacockTV for the US.

Other options: If you don’t want to miss the match in the US are Fox Sports 1, Telemundo, UFORIA App,, Telemundo Deportes En Vivo, FOX Sports App, and SiriusXM FC

Where can I stream England vs Iran in the UK?

England vs Iran can be streamed live on BBC iPlayer and the BBC Sport website & app

England vs Iran Prediction

With the quality available to England, they have no reason not to hit the ground running in Qatar. Historically, the Three Lions have begun gradually as far as performances and this is the kind of thing that boss Southgate will most likely need to correct here.

While Iran represent a genuine threat going forward through any semblance of Taremi, England contain far better depth and attacking firepower, which the Iranian defence ought to not be able to adapt to more than an hour and a half. Anticipate that England should win comfortably and by at least two clear goals.

England are known to make slow beginnings in significant competitions, however they are unbeaten in six of the last 7 World Cup openers. Once more, just three of them are wins on narrow margins.

We are expecting a change of trend this time with most of the players in Southgate’s setup coming on the back of strong seasons with their particular clubs. Moreover, they have a point to prove following a disastrous Nations League campaign in September.

For the above reasons, we will back the Three Lions to win here by a 2+ goal margin with goals at either end. The team Melli have players who can make issues for this English defense in Alireza Jahanbakhsh, Mehdi Tarimi, and Sardar Azmoun.

Harry Kane’s form in the English Premier League so far this season is encouraging and he is a strong candidate for anytime goalscorer here. In any case, we track down the best worth in support of Phil Foden to track down the back of the net on Monday. His insightful runs into the box will be the most intense going after danger to the Iranian defense on matchday 1.

In this Group, England is under the most tension. For the first time starting around 1966, the Three Lions are endeavoring to come out on top for a major championship, and Southgate will not have any justifications on the off chance that the team battles in Qatar.

Under Southgate, England has advanced, reaching the semifinals of the 2018 FIFA World Cup and the Euro 2020 finals. They also experienced no difficulty making the World Cup, despite the fact that their performance in the Nations League clearly ran hopes.

England vs Iran, 2022 FIFA World Cup Team Squads

England FOOTBALL TEAM Squad –

England has made their place in the 2022 FIFA World Cup qualified teams and have shown the best performance in their past matches and this time England get the opportunity to take the 2022 Qatar FIFA World Cup title.

Goalkeeper: Jordan Pickford, Nick Pope, Aaron Ramsdale.
Defenders: Kyle Walker, Luke Shaw, John Stones, Harry Maguire, Kieran Trippier, Eric Dier, Conor Coady, Trent Alexander-Arnold, Ben White.
Midfielders: Declan Rice, Jordan Henderson, Kalvin Phillips, Mason Mount, Phil Foden, Jude Bellingham, James Maddison, Conor Gallagher.
Forwards: Jack Grealish, Harry Kane, Raheem Sterling, Marcus Rashford, Bukayo Saka, Callum Wilson.
Captain: Harry Kane
Coach: Gareth Southgate

Iran 2022 FIFA World Cup Squad


This squad is called by Carlos Queiroz for the Upcoming Qatar 2022 FIFA World Cup matches.

Goalkeepers: Alireza Beiranvand, Payam Niazmand, Amir Abedzadeh, Hossein Hosseini.
Defenders: Sadegh Moharrami, Ehsan Hajsafi, Shojae Khalilzadeh, Milad Mohammadi, Morteza Pouraliganji, Hossein Kanaanizadegan, Rouzbeh Cheshmi, Majid Hosseini, Ramin Rezaeian, Abolfazl Jalali.
Midfielders: Saeid Ezatolahi, Alireza Jahanbakhsh, Vahid Amiri, Saman Ghoddos, Mehdi Torabi, Ali Gholizadeh, Ali Karimi, Ahmad Nourollahi.
Forwards: Mehdi Taremi, Karim Ansarifard, Sardar Azmoun.
Captain: Ehsan Hajsafi
Coach: Carlos Queiroz

England vs Iran Predicted Lineups


PREDICTED XI (4-2-3-1): Pickford; Trippier, Stones, Maguire, Shaw; Bellingham, Rice; Saka, Mount, Sterling; Kane


QUESTIONABLE: Maddison (Injured)

IRAN Lineup

PREDICTED XI (4-1-4-1): Beiranvand; Moharrami, Kanani, Khalilzadeh, Hajsafi; Ezatolahi; Jahanbakhsh, Nourollahi, Amiri, Torabi; Taremi


QUESTIONABLE: Azmoun (Injured)

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