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England stings Iran 6-2 in World Cup opener

Nov 20, 2022; Al Khor, Qatar; Performers during an opening ceremony before a group stage match during the 2022 FIFA World Cup between Qatar and Ecuador at Al Bayt Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Danielle Parhizkaran-USA TODAY Sports
Credit: Danielle Parhizkaran-USA TODAY Sports

England opened Group B play at the World Cup on Monday with a 6-2 thrashing of Iran in Doha, Qatar.

The Three Lions got two goals from Bukayo Saka and one each from Jude Bellingham, Raheem Sterling, Marcus Rashford and Jack Grealish.

Mehdi Taremi had both goals for Iran, scoring in the 65th minute and with a penalty kick in stoppage time.

Iran’s starting goalkeeper Alireza Beiranvand left on a stretcher in the 19th minute after colliding with a teammate.

–Field Level Media