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England beat Iran 6-2 as Bukayo Saka completes brace

England started the FIFA World Cup 2022 campaign with a thumping 6-2 win against Iran at the Khalifa International Stadium in Doha, Qatar on Monday.

Jude Bellingham broke the deadlock as headed past substitute goalkeeper Hossein Hosseini, with Luke Shaw sending the cross in the first half. Bukayo Saka then doubled England’s advantage with a ferocious strike from inside the D, while Raheem Sterling connected a cross by Harry Kane on the volley to make it 3-0 to help England go into the interval with a three-goal cushion.

Saka then went to complete his brace to extend England’s advantage, but Mehdi Taremi helped Iran open their account shortly after.

Marcus Rashford, who came in as a substitute, then netted England’s 5th goal, before Jack Grealish made it 6-1 with an easy tap in. Iran were then awarded a late penalty, which was successfully converted by Taremi.

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