England hit Iran for six in World Cup opener

England kicked off their World Cup campaign with a 6-2 rout of Iran as Bukayo Saka scored a brace on his team's Group B debut.

11/21/2022 Tomas Hill Lopez-Menchero
  • KO
    • First Half begins.
  • 20
    • On: Hossein Hosseini|Off: Alireza Beiranvand
  • 25
    • Alireza Jahanbakhsh Yellow Card
  • 35
    • Jude Bellingham Goal - Header
  • 43
    • Bukayo Saka Goal
  • 45+1
    • Raheem Sterling Goal
  • HT
    • First Half ends, England 3, IR Iran 0.
  • 45
    • On: Saeid Ezatolahi|Off: Ali Karimi
  • 45
    • On: Ali Gholizadeh|Off: Alireza Jahanbakhsh
  • 45
    • On: Hossein Kanani|Off: Roozbeh Cheshmi
  • 48
    • Morteza Pouraliganji Yellow Card
  • 62
    • Bukayo Saka Goal
  • 63
    • On: Mehdi Torabi|Off: Milad Mohammadi
  • 65
    • Mehdi Taremi Goal
  • 70
    • On: Eric Dier|Off: Harry Maguire
  • 71
    • On: Marcus Rashford|Off: Bukayo Saka
  • 71
    • On: Jack Grealish|Off: Raheem Sterling
  • 71
    • On: Phil Foden|Off: Mason Mount
  • 71
    • Marcus Rashford Goal
  • 76
    • On: Callum Wilson|Off: Harry Kane
  • 77
    • On: Sardar Azmoun|Off: Ahmad Noorollahi
  • 90
    • Jack Grealish Goal
  • 90+13
    • Mehdi Taremi Penalty - Scored
  • FT
    • Second Half ends, England 6, IR Iran 2.
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ENG
4-2-3-1
  • 1Pickford
  • 3Shaw
  • 6Maguire
    On: Eric Dier | Off: Harry Maguire
  • 5Stones
  • 12Trippier
  • 4Rice
  • 22Bellingham
  • 10Sterling
    On: Jack Grealish | Off: Raheem Sterling
  • 19Mount
    On: Phil Foden | Off: Mason Mount
  • 17Saka
    On: Marcus Rashford | Off: Bukayo Saka
  • 9Kane
    On: Callum Wilson | Off: Harry Kane
No. Name
Saves 1
  • Shots 0
  • 0 Shots on Target
  • Fouls Committed 0
  • 0 Fouls Against
  • Assists 0
  • Discipline
    • 0 Yellow
    • 0 Red
Goals 0
  • Shots 2
  • 0 Shots on Target
  • Fouls Committed 0
  • 0 Fouls Against
  • Assist 1
  • Offsides 0
  • Discipline
    • 0 Yellow
    • 0 Red
70' 15  Eric Dier
Goals 0
  • Shots 0
  • 0 Shots on Target
  • Fouls Committed 0
  • 0 Fouls Against
  • Assists 0
  • Offsides 0
  • Discipline
    • 0 Yellow
    • 0 Red
Goals 0
  • Shots 0
  • 0 Shots on Target
  • Fouls Committed 2
  • 0 Fouls Against
  • Assists 0
  • Offsides 0
  • Discipline
    • 0 Yellow
    • 0 Red
Goals 0
  • Shots 1
  • 0 Shots on Target
  • Fouls Committed 0
  • 1 Fouls Against
  • Assist 1
  • Offsides 0
  • Discipline
    • 0 Yellow
    • 0 Red
Goals 0
  • Shots 1
  • 0 Shots on Target
  • Fouls Committed 0
  • 0 Fouls Against
  • Assists 0
  • Offsides 0
  • Discipline
    • 0 Yellow
    • 0 Red
Goals 0
  • Shots 1
  • 0 Shots on Target
  • Fouls Committed 2
  • 4 Fouls Against
  • Assists 0
  • Offsides 0
  • Discipline
    • 0 Yellow
    • 0 Red
71' 20  Phil Foden
Goals 0
  • Shots 0
  • 0 Shots on Target
  • Fouls Committed 1
  • 0 Fouls Against
  • Assists 0
  • Offsides 0
  • Discipline
    • 0 Yellow
    • 0 Red
Goals 0
  • Shots 0
  • 0 Shots on Target
  • Fouls Committed 0
  • 0 Fouls Against
  • Assists 0
  • Offsides 0
  • Discipline
    • 0 Yellow
    • 0 Red
Goals 1
  • Shots 1
  • 1 Shots on Target
  • Fouls Committed 1
  • 1 Fouls Against
  • Assists 0
  • Offsides 1
  • Discipline
    • 0 Yellow
    • 0 Red
Goals 0
  • Shots 0
  • 0 Shots on Target
  • Fouls Committed 0
  • 1 Fouls Against
  • Assists 2
  • Offsides 0
  • Discipline
    • 0 Yellow
    • 0 Red
76' 24  Callum Wilson
Goals 0
  • Shots 0
  • 0 Shots on Target
  • Fouls Committed 0
  • 0 Fouls Against
  • Assist 1
  • Offsides 0
  • Discipline
    • 0 Yellow
    • 0 Red
10 Raheem Sterling  45'+1'
Goals 1
  • Shots 1
  • 1 Shots on Target
  • Fouls Committed 0
  • 0 Fouls Against
  • Assist 1
  • Offsides 0
  • Discipline
    • 0 Yellow
    • 0 Red
71' 7  Jack Grealish  90'
Goals 1
  • Shots 1
  • 1 Shots on Target
  • Fouls Committed 0
  • 3 Fouls Against
  • Assists 0
  • Offsides 0
  • Discipline
    • 0 Yellow
    • 0 Red
17 Bukayo Saka  43' 62'
Goals 2
  • Shots 3
  • 3 Shots on Target
  • Fouls Committed 2
  • 2 Fouls Against
  • Assists 0
  • Offsides 0
  • Discipline
    • 0 Yellow
    • 0 Red
71' 11  Marcus Rashford  71'
Goals 1
  • Shots 2
  • 1 Shots on Target
  • Fouls Committed 1
  • 0 Fouls Against
  • Assists 0
  • Offsides 0
  • Discipline
    • 0 Yellow
    • 0 Red
Substitutes
Goals 0
  • Shots 0
  • 0 Shots on Target
  • Fouls Committed 0
  • 0 Fouls Against
  • Assists 0
  • Offsides 0
  • Discipline
    • 0 Yellow
    • 0 Red
Saves 0
  • Shots 0
  • 0 Shots on Target
  • Fouls Committed 0
  • 0 Fouls Against
  • Assists 0
  • Discipline
    • 0 Yellow
    • 0 Red
Saves 0
  • Shots 0
  • 0 Shots on Target
  • Fouls Committed 0
  • 0 Fouls Against
  • Assists 0
  • Discipline
    • 0 Yellow
    • 0 Red
Goals 0
  • Shots 0
  • 0 Shots on Target
  • Fouls Committed 0
  • 0 Fouls Against
  • Assists 0
  • Offsides 0
  • Discipline
    • 0 Yellow
    • 0 Red
Goals 0
  • Shots 0
  • 0 Shots on Target
  • Fouls Committed 0
  • 0 Fouls Against
  • Assists 0
  • Offsides 0
  • Discipline
    • 0 Yellow
    • 0 Red
Goals 0
  • Shots 0
  • 0 Shots on Target
  • Fouls Committed 0
  • 0 Fouls Against
  • Assists 0
  • Offsides 0
  • Discipline
    • 0 Yellow
    • 0 Red
Goals 0
  • Shots 0
  • 0 Shots on Target
  • Fouls Committed 0
  • 0 Fouls Against
  • Assists 0
  • Offsides 0
  • Discipline
    • 0 Yellow
    • 0 Red
Goals 0
  • Shots 0
  • 0 Shots on Target
  • Fouls Committed 0
  • 0 Fouls Against
  • Assists 0
  • Offsides 0
  • Discipline
    • 0 Yellow
    • 0 Red
Goals 0
  • Shots 0
  • 0 Shots on Target
  • Fouls Committed 0
  • 0 Fouls Against
  • Assists 0
  • Offsides 0
  • Discipline
    • 0 Yellow
    • 0 Red

Game Information

  • VENUE: Khalifa International Stadium
  • ,
    COVERAGE: FS1
  • Al Rayyan, Qatar
  • ATTENDANCE: 45,334
  • REFEREE: Raphael Claus

Match Commentary

- Match ends, England 6, IR Iran 2.
90'+14' Second Half ends, England 6, IR Iran 2.
90'+13' Goal! England 6, IR Iran 2. Mehdi Taremi (IR Iran) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the bottom right corner.

Match Stats

ENG
IRN

Possession

78% 22%

Shots (on Goal)

13 (7)
8 (3)
ENG IRN
9 Fouls 14
0 Yellow Cards 2
0 Red Cards 0
2 Offsides 2
8 Corner Kicks 0
1 Saves 1
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