FIFA World Cup 2022: England Hammer Iran By 6-2 Full Match Report. England demolish Iran in their first match of the FIFA World Cup 2022, as they defeated the Asian giants by a massive margin of 6-2. This was a sensational start to their World Cup campaign. To be honest, nobody imagined that Gareth Southgate’s men would perform so well after their disappointing display in the last few Nations League group stage matches, where they got relegated.
However, thanks to this statement victory, England has gained much-needed momentum and is now regarded as a serious title contender. Jude Bellingham opened the scoresheet tonight with a well-placed header. Bukayo Saka doubled the lead just 8 minutes later, and from there, it was total dominance by the Three Lions.
Arsenal winger Saka was one of the best performers in the match. He scored a brace and was looking really dangerous down the right flank. It seems like he is ready to redeem himself from the humiliation that he suffered in the Euro 2021 final against Italy.
England had an 80% possession advantage over Iran. They had seven shots on target (attempted 13) compared to Iran’s one (attempted 6), which tells us a lot about the rampage they ran against the opposition.
The most important thing to talk about after this match is that Iran is not a team that concedes so many goals easily. In fact, just in the month of September, they defeated the mighty Uruguay side, which makes England’s victory even sweeter.
Gareth Southgate finally seems to have found the perfect playing XI for England. We all know that the Three Lions have one of the strongest squads in the world. The problem all these days has been Southgate’s poor team selection and tactics. Now that the manager seems to have gotten a grasp on that, this England side is really one of the top contenders to win the FIFA World Cup 2022.