England will be keen to put their recent disappointments behind them and start the FIFA World Cup 2022 on a high note when they open their campaign against Iran. The Three Lions will be heavy favorites in Monday evening’s clash and it is quite understandable when the quality of both the teams is analysed. However, form has not been in Gareth Southgate’s favor as they enter the competition on the back of a poor Nations League campaign. This should give Iran the confidence to pull off a disappointing result in their World Cup opener.
|england vs iran||key details|
|place||Khalifa International Stadium|
|Kickoff time in India||6:30 pm|
|Kickoff time in England||1 o’clock in the afternoon|
|Kickoff Time in Iran||4:30 pm|
|Kickoff Time in Qatar||4 pm|
Placed in League A Group 3, regarded by many as the group of death, the Three Lions could only manage three points from six matches. Not only did England fail to win any of those six matches, but their struggles in front of goals must have been a major concern for their supporters. Despite their poor performance, they are still expected to do better against Iran on Monday. Meanwhile, Iran is marching ahead in the contest with mixed results. The only concern is Iran’s inability to score frequently, although, to their credit, they are conceding fewer goals.
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England have a team full of quality players all over the pitch. Even though he has some injury concerns, Gareth Southgate still has a great squad of players. Kyle Walker is unlikely to be at risk in this match, while James Maddison’s availability was in question earlier. He has a better chance to perform at some point in the game. It is also unclear whether Calvin Phillips will partner Declan Rice in midfield. Meanwhile, Iran will be sweating over the fitness status of Sardar Ajmoun. He can join this match as a substitute.
Possible England line-up: Pickford, Trippier, Stones, Maguire, Shaw, Rice, Phillips, Foden, Saka, Sterling, Kane
Iran probable line-up: Birnvand, Moharmi, Pourliganji, Hosseini, Jalali, Naurullahi, Hajsafi, Ejtolahi, Jahanbakhsh, Amiri, Taremi
england vs iran live schedule and fixtures
The FIFA World Cup match between England and Iran will be held at the Khalifa International Stadium on Monday at 6.30 pm IST.
Where to watch England vs Iran live?
You can watch the FIFA World Cup in Qatar live on Sports18 – 1 SD & HD in India. Sports 18 will telecast the games on regular and HD channels. In addition, Viacom18 Sports announced that JioCinema will live-stream all the World Cup games. In addition, the match between England and Iran can be seen on talkSPORT Radio UK, BBC Sport Web, BBC iPlayer, BBC Radio 5 Live, BBC One in the United Kingdom. And beIN Sports MAX 1 Arabia, beIN Sports MAX 4 Arabia, beIN Sports MAX 3 Arabia, beIN Sports Connect in Iran.