England has cruised to a 6-2 win over Iran to give their World Cup lift-off this afternoon, Monday, 21st November, 2022.

Bukayo Saka of England celebrates with teammates Harry Kane and Luke Shaw after scoring their team's fourth goal during the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 Group B match between England and IR Iran
Bukayo Saka of England with teammates Harry Kane and Luke Shaw.

Arsenal forward, Bukayo Saka, scored twice to help them beat Iran 6-2 in their first match of the 2022 World Cup. Jude Bellingham, Raheem Sterling, Marcus Rashford and Jack Grealish also found themselves on the scoresheet.

It was the perfect start for England manager, Gareth Southgate, as his men soared to victory.

The only concern was a late injury to central defender, Harry Maguire, who had to be taken off in the second half.

The Three Lions made it three goals in eight minutes as Saka and Raheem Sterling struck to round-off a first half that was disrupted by a lengthy delay following a concussion to Iran keeper Alireza Beiranvand. 

Story: Ene Ken-Yawe

Media: Getty images


November 21, 2022