It has been an afternoon of exciting football between England and Iran.
Despite the controversies around LGBTQ and human rights, the two teams settled into what many predicted was going to be England’s game.
The deadlock was broken at the 35th minute from England’s Jude Bellingham. This was followed in quick succession by goals from Saka and Sterling before the halftime.
It is a goal for England as Bellingham opens the score.— Mimi Mefo Info (@MimiMefoInfo) November 21, 2022
The goal came through a header at the 34th minute of play.
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The second half saw Arsenal forward Saka getting a brace, making it four for England.
Iran’s playmaker Taremi drew back one goal giving some hope to his side.
Marcus Rashford made it five for England with his first touch of the game after coming in as a substitute.
It seems to be a festival of goals as Rashford makes it five for England— Mimi Mefo Info (@MimiMefoInfo) November 21, 2022
England 5 – Iran 1
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A sixth goal from Jack Grealish seemed to have been the curtains but during extra time, a penalty was awarded to Iran.
This came after some consultation of the VAR system .
Taremi converted the penalty making it 6-2 in favour of England but giving Iran the much needed consolation.
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