England vs Iran
Here is the England vs Iran FIFA World Cup match prediction, lineups, and head-to-head records we added for our readers, which help them to place a bet or Play Fantasy Football during England vs Iran FIFA World Cup match. On Monday, November 21, at 1 p.m. UK time, the opening match between England vs Iran for the 2022 World Cup will begin. The match will take place at Doha, Qatar’s capital city’s Khalifa International Stadium. Up to 45,000 people can fit within the stadium, which first opened in 1976.
England vs Iran World Cup Match Prediction
Even though it has been 56 years since England’s lone World Cup victory, expectations for the team keep rising every four years. Before subsequent group stage matches with rivals Wales and 2010 World Cup group foes USA, Iran will be their first test. For Southgate, this competition may either make or ruin his career. He may see the Qatar World Cup as his final chance to bring home a major trophy with England.
England vs Iran Head-to-Head
This year will mark a first for England as these two countries have never previously faced off at the senior level.
We have no information on past encounters because this will be the first time the two countries compete against one another, and they have never played a friendly match. We do know that England played in both the recent European Championship final and the 2018 World Cup semifinal, demonstrating that they have what it takes to advance further in major competitions. Iran, who has departed the previous two World Cup competitions at the group stage, cannot say the same. Iran was the nation that scored the second-most goals in AFC qualifying between rounds two and three, but facing England is a quite different situation.
England National Teams Performance
The 2018 World Cup in Russia saw the Three Lions’ Last World Cup campaign come to an agonizing end as they fell 2-1 to Croatia in the semi-finals. Four years later, with a spot in the Euro 2020 championship already secured, Gareth Southgate’s team is attempting to clear the final obstacle.
We anticipate a challenging first half since England sometimes enters tournaments carelessly and because the underdog defends well in the first round. The first half of the game is likely to end with zero goals, but there is a chance that England will score one goal in the closing 45 minutes, which would inspire the English and demoralize the Iranians. The recommendation for this match is a dwindling number of goals, but also that England wins with AH -1 after 90 minutes because the English defense should be at its best.
England had lost twice and drawn twice in its previous four games. Iran completed the qualifying rounds with all victories and one tie. This is the first head-to-head matchup between these clubs ever.
The Three Lions have a strong chance of winning their opening World Cup game against a team with less experience. England and Iran will play each other on the second day of competition after Qatar and Ecuador opened the World Cup on Day 1. With a victory, both Group B teams want to kick off their separate World Cup campaigns. Iran enters the match as the underdog because their nation has never advanced past the group stage. After placing fourth in 2018, England wants to immediately make a statement.
England, one of the ten group winners, was one of the thirteen teams from outside of Europe to qualify. They have, however, had recent international difficulties, falling to Italy in the 2020 Euro Finals and being demoted to League B of the Nations League. One of the first teams from Asia to qualify was Iran, who will compete in their third straight World Cup in 2022.
Iran National Teams Performance
Iran has qualified for the World Cup Finals on six separate occasions, including the most recent two tournaments in 2014 and 2018.
They defeated Iraq in their play-off match in Tehran, becoming the first team from the Asian Football Confederation to reach the World Cup. Prior to that, they had a turbulent qualifying campaign, which began with former Belgian manager Marc Wilmots in command until he was fired and replaced by Croatian Dragan Skocic, who engineered a turnaround in fortunes and led his group to victory.
A few Iranian athletes are well-regarded in the European league, like Tarema of Porto and Azmoun of Leverkusen. Each player is worth almost twenty million euros. There are also a few excellent Iranian players who represent European clubs.
How to watch England vs Iran World Cup Match?
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England vs Iran possible starting lineup:
To start the game offensively, manager Gareth Southgate will have England set up in a 4-3-3 configuration. Harry Kane topped all scorers with twelve goals as England performed well in qualifying, scoring the most goals (39) and allowing the fewest goals (three).
Carlos Queiroz, who previously commanded the squad from 2011 until 2019, is the manager of Iran. After captaining Iran at the 2014 and 2018 World Cups, Queiroz wants a different result this time around. Sardar Azmoun plays as the striker for Iran in a 4-5-1 system.
Although this is the first encounter between these two sides, Iran should be prepared for England. They will need to play defensively since England has a potent offense that is coordinated by Kane.
Iran had the second-most goals scored in qualification, but England’s team has more talent than Iran. That is not to say Iran cannot steal a win, but to succeed, they will need to concentrate on the counterattack.
This will be a high-scoring encounter because both teams have talented and goal-scoring players. However, it is possible that one team will score many more goals than the other.
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Iran has a modest geographic advantage because they have already competed in the heat of Qatar. It should be a solid chance for England to leave with three points, though, as they are the far superior team and now have the third-shortest World Cup odds.
Although Iran has some talents who will give England trouble in Sardar Azmoun, Alireza Jahanbakhsh, Mehdi Taremi, and Saman Ghoddos, it will not be a simple victory for England. It looks too fantastic to pass up the chance to get both teams to score at plus odds. After England has virtually won this game, they will relax and enable Iran to score on the counterattack. England will start this game strong.
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