England vs Iran: Confirmed team news, official lineup

By Nnaemeka Nwala
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England’s World Cup campaign will kick off against Iran at the Khalifa International Stadium in Doha.

Gareth Southgate’s team will be looking to have a strong start by picking up all 3 points against Iran.

Gary Southgate will look to take all 3 points against Iran

Kyle Walker will not take part in the first match despite returning to training but the English team will maintain a midfield trio of Declan Rice, Jude Bellingham and Mason Mount which might prove too strong for the Iranian team.

Carlos Queiroz will be looking to upset England

Iran’s major injury concern revolves around Sardar Azmoun who has been out with a calf injury since the start of October. In place of Azmoun.

Below are the confirmed lineups for both teams ahead of the match.

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England XI (4-2-3-1): Pickford; Trippier, Stones, Maguire, Shaw; Bellingham, Rice; Saka, Mount, Sterling; Kane

Iran XI (5-3-2): Beiranvand; Moharammi, Hosseini, Pouraliganji, Cheshmi, Mohammadi; Hajsafi, Karimi, Nourollahi; Taremi, Jahanbaksh

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