Harry Kane celebrates with Bukayo Saka after one of England's goals in their 6-2 win over Iran in the World Cup in Qatar.
The new and talented generation of English football, represented by Jude Bellingham (19 years old) and Bukayo Saka (21), was the protagonist in the 6-2 win over Iran this Monday in Doha, which confirm England as one of the contenders to go far in the World Cup in Qatar.
The English goals were scored by Bellingham (35), Saka (43 and 62), Raheem Sterling (45+1), Marcus Rashford (71) and Jack Grealish (90), while Porto striker Mehdi Taremi managed the second. He saved the honor for Iran with a brace (65 and 90+13, penalty).
If the inventors of soccer trust this young team to add a second star to the 'Three Lions' shirt, the win this Monday, despite the fact that the rival was Iran will not do this. but to reinforce their hopes and confirm Gareth Southgate's team as one of the contenders for the title.
Except for the first half hour, in which the Asians tried to compete with their rival despite losing their starting goalkeeper Alireza Beiranvand due to an injury (replaced in the 16th minute due to a blow to the face), they could do nothing against the gale. What was coming to them? starting in the 32nd minute, when Harry Maguire gave the first warning by sending a header to the crosshead.
Bellingham's first international goal
Barely three minutes later, the English finally opened the scoring with another header, this time from Jude Bellingham to a center from the left of Luke Shaw, in what was the first international goal for the young Borussia Dortmund playmaker (19 years old). ;os).
Open the box of thunder, the English sentenced before the break. In 1943, another of England's young values, the Arsenal striker Bukayo Saka (21 years old), hunted the ball. He hit a ball that Maguire had left dead with his head inside the area and with a left-footed shot he managed to clear it. the second goal.
And at the beginning of the long discount (14 minutes), in a play between two of the team's stars, Harry Kane and Raheem Sterling, came the surprise. the third. It all started with On a long rebound from goalkeeper Jordan Pickford, the captain put together a shot. the against and centered the so that the now Chelsea forward sent the ball with the spur into the back of the net (45+1).
Far from reacting on the Iranian side, the second party followed suit. being an English monologue and after the game time came the end of the game. the fourth goal, in an opening by Sterling on the right for Saka and the Arsenal player looked for a spot. He moved to a more centered position until he found the right position. the hole to score with the right (62).
Despite the fact that in the last minutes they lifted their foot off the accelerator, the English still had a chance to play. It was time to round off the win, with a fifth goal, which was born on the same day. again from Kane's boots and he scored the second. with the left Marcus Rashford, who had just entered for Saka, after a great cut to a defender (71) and a sixth finishing off a counter by Jack Grealish (90).
The Iranians ;es they don't sing their anthem
Taking advantage of the English relaxation, the Iranians managed to save the honor with a double from their star Medhi Teremi, first bypassing Pickford (65) and in the second discount transformed a penalty indicated by the VAR for a hold (90+13).
Taremi's double and a shot against the crossbar by Sardar Azmoun when everything was already decided (90+9) It was the highlight that the Iranians did along with their gesture before starting, when none of the starting players sang the song. He played his country's anthem as a sign of support for the demonstrations that have shaken the country for two months and that began with the death of the young Mahsa Amini (22 years old) after being arrested for failing to comply with the strict dress code in force in the Islamic Republic.