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Iran Vs England FIFA World Cup Team news, start time, channel

Iran Vs England FIFA World Cup: The World Cup enters its second day, with England opening their campaign against Iran in Group B after hosts Qatar were beaten by Ecuador on Sunday.

Gareth Southgate’s side will be looking for a vital three points to start with potentially tough fixtures against the United States and Wales to come.

Iran, however, won’t be doing away with going into the World Cup ranked 20th in the world and have the ability to cause problems for the Three Lions.

England has often started well at major tournaments under Gareth Southgate, previously beating Croatia at Euro 2020 as well as Tunisia at the last World Cup.

Iran has qualified for the World Cup for the third time in a row – their longest streak – and will look to build on their good form last time out in Russia, where despite going out in the group stage, they had creditable wins against Spain and Portugal. There were battles.

With the clash fast approaching, Sportsmail tells you everything you need to know below.

When is England vs Iran?

England is all set to begin its World Cup campaign against Iran on Monday, November 21. The game kicks off at 1 pm GMT, 8 am EST in the USA, and 11 pm Eastern Time in Australia.

Date: Monday 21 November

Time: 1 pm (UK time), 8 am (US EST), 11 pm (AUS EST)

How to watch the match

The England vs Iran match will be broadcast live on BBC One for UK viewers. If you want to stream the game, you’ll need to visit BBC iPlayer or the BBC Sport website. The game will be free to watch for all UK viewers with a TV license.

US-based World Cup fans can watch the match on Fox Sports 1 and the Fox Sports website with a valid login. Sling TV, Fubo.TV and Peacock will also screen the game.

Australian fans can watch the game for free on SBS, including a live stream.

UK: BBC One and BBC iPlayer

US: Fox Sports, Sling TV, Fubo.TV and Peacock

Australia: SBS and SBS On Demand

Where is England vs Iran being played?

England will take on Iran at the Khalifa International Stadium – located in Al Rayyan, west of Doha.

The Khalifa International Stadium has a capacity of approximately 45,000, divided into three tiers. The venue – built in 1976, was initially renovated in 2005, before undergoing another renovation between 2014 and 2017.

The stadium will host several group-stage matches as well as a last-16 tie and a third-place playoff.

Location: Al Rayyan, Qatar

Stadium: Khalifa International Stadium

England vs Iran: Team News

Bukayo Saka is set to start ahead of Phil Foden with Southgate to name the attacking line-up for the England opener.

Apart from Saka’s expected inclusion, England boss boy-wonder Jude Bellingham is also set to take to the World Cup stage.

The England boss is ready to keep faith with Harry Maguire in central defense despite his struggles at the club level. John Stones is expected to play alongside Maguire.

Kieran Trippier and Luke Shaw are hopeful of selection at full-back, while Declan Rice and Mason Mount could join Bellingham in midfield.

Raheem Sterling and Harry Kane should support Saka in England’s attack, while Jordan Pickford will play in goal.

Iran could pose a threat to England and will be relying on Sardar Azmoun and Mehdi Treimi to try and give them a surprise win in Group B.

England Team:

Goalkeepers: Jordan Pickford, Nick Pope, Aaron Ramsdale

Defenders: Harry Maguire, Luke Shaw, Eric Dier, John Stones, Kyle Walker, Kieran Trippier, Conor Cody, Ben White, Trent Alexander-Arnold

Midfielders: Jude Bellingham, Mason Mount, Conor Gallagher, Declan Rice, Jordan Henderson, Calvin Phillips

Forwards: James Maddison, Phil Foden, Jack Grealish, Harry Kane, Bukayo Saka, Raheem Sterling, Callum Wilson, Marcus Rashford.

Iran squad:

Goalkeeper: Alireza Biranvand, Amir Abidzada, Syed Hussain Hussaini, Payam Najaz

Defenders: Ramin Rezaian, Siddiq Mohrami, Hussain Kananani Zadegan, Murtaza Puri Ganji, Shuja Khalilzada, Abul Fazl Jalali, Milad Mohammadi, Rozbay Chashmi, Syed Majid Hussaini.

Midfielders: Saeed Izzat Elahi, Ahmed Noorullahi, Ali Karimi, Saman Ghadoos, Wahid Amiri, Ali Gholizada, Alireza Jahanbakhsh, Ehsan Hajafi.

Forwards: Karim Ansarifard, Sardar Azmoun, Mehdi Tarami, Mehdi Tarabi

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