It is the 2nd Day of the World Cup in Qatar! England takes on Iran in the first game of Group B which also includes the teams of Wales and the USA. The game is set to start at 13:00 GMT 0 at Khalifa International Stadium in Doha.

Decline in Form

It is obvious that there is something wrong with the Tree Lions. The team finished last in their group in UEFA Nations League as the performance of England in all 6 games has remained serious doubts about whether it is capable of achieving something significant in Qatar. However, group B is not the hardest one for England and the team should go for a mandatory win against Iran.

Return of Queiroz

Iran won their qualifying group from Asian Region. Carlos Queiroz was appointed as manager of the team in September. The previous stun (2011-2019) of the Portuguese as coach of the national selection was highly successful. Iran took part in WC 2014 in Brazil. The team has a good chance to reach the knock-out phase considering the strength of the squad. The presence of Jahanbakhsh, Sardar Azmoun and Mehdi Taremi upfronts will be the main threat to all opposition’s defences.

Our Prediction

We cannot expect a game with many opportunities on both nets. Perhaps England will win this game but for sure the team won’t allow conceding a single goal.

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November 21st, Monday, 13:00 GMT 0

Both Teams to Score – NO

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