FIFA World Cup 2022: England vs Iran Match Live Scores, 20 November 2022: The 2022 World Cup begins on day two with England and Iran facing off in the first match of the day, followed by Senegal and the Netherlands in the second match. James Madison and Kyle Walker will miss the Iran game. Another issue with the British camp will be confusion over whether Harry Kane will wear the “one love” badge against Iran. FIFA did not allow Kane to wear armbands. In the second match, Senegal and the Netherlands, the two candidates for Group A, will open their campaigns at Al Thumama Stadium in Qatar.
England vs Iran Highlights
21-seeded Iran must play without fear of realizing that the pressure is completely off their shoulders, unlike England, which has a history of winning their first World Cup match and losing the next. Iran won the first match in 1998, 2006 and 2018, but lost in 2002, 2010 and 2014.
Harry Kane could be penalized if he decides to wear the ‘One Love’ badge as a show of support after FIFA told England that such tapes would not be allowed during the tournament. Meanwhile, coach Gareth Southgate has announced that England will kneel before facing Iran in the opening match.
FIFA World Cup 2022 England Team
Southgate is expected to start with Bukayo Saka against Iran. The 21-year-old will be selected from Manchester City before Foden. England, one of the top five teams according to the FIFA rankings, could play Kyle Walker as some reports suggest that the right-back is fit from a groin injury.
Iran Team FIFA World Cup 2022
And coach Carlos Queiroz’s team will miss veteran midfielder Omid Brahimi, who will be unable to play due to a thigh injury. Bayer Leverkusen striker Sardar Agmun remained in the squad despite a calf injury in October. Ehsan Hejsafi will wear the captain’s armband as he prepares for his 122nd game.
England vs Iran Match
This will be the first time England and Iran have faced each other on a larger stage as neither team has played before. Iran’s record has gotten better lately, winning two of their last five matches, including two friendly wins against Uruguay and Nicaragua. England went to six games without a win.