On Monday afternoon, England and Iran will face off in Group B of the World Cup. While the Vice European Champion is the clear favorite to win the group, the Iranian selection should have little chance of making it into the knockout phase. The three-time Asian champion should not be underestimated. Everything you need to know about group play is summarized here.
Venue: Al-RayyanStadium: Khalifa International StadiumDate: 21 November 2022 Kickoff: 2pm
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Both nations meet for the first time.
England: U U N N UIran: N S N S U
England Startelf (4-2-3-1): Pickford - Trippier, Stones, Maguire, Shaw - Bellingham, Rice - Saka, Mount, Sterling - KaneBank: Pope, Ramsdale, Dier, Coady, Alexander-Arnold, White, Henderson, Phillips, Foden, Maddison, Gallagher, Grealish, Rashford, Wilson
For the Iranian national team, Leverkusen's Sardar Azmoun is the big problem child. Iran's best attacker has been out since the beginning of October with a torn muscle fibre. The 27-year-old could be replaced by veteran Karim Ansarifard against England.
Iran Startelf (4-1-4-1): Beiranvand - Moharrami, Kanani, Khalilzadeh, Hajsafi - Ezatolahi - Jahanbakhsh, Nourollahi, Amiri, Taremi - AnsarifardBank: Niazmand, Abedzadeh, Hosseini, Mohammadi, Pouraliganji, Cheshmi, Hosseini, Rezaeian, Jalali, Ghoddos, Torabi, Ghlozadeh, Karimi
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