Rashford scores against Iran (AP)
DOHA: England thrashed Iran 6-2 to get off to a perfect start in the FIFA World Cup in Qatar.
England’s Bukayo Saka scored a goal against Iran in their opening Group-B match on Monday.
England beat Iran 6-2 to get off to a perfect start in the FIFA World Cup in Qatar.
England played with Iran for the very first time in competitive football.
In the 35th minute, Jude Bellingham scored his first international goal to give England the lead at the Khalifa International Stadium, India Today reported.
Arsenal wunderkind doubled England’s in the 44th minute by firing from close range, right in the roof of the goal, it said.
Raheem Sterling scored the third goal.
In the second half, Saka doubled his goal tally in the 62nd minute.
Likewise, Iran scored a goal at the 65th minute through Porto striker Mehdi Teremi.
Meanwhile, England’s Marcus Rashford scored the fifth goal.
Jack Grealish scored the sixth goal for England.
Meanwhile, Iran’s Teremi scored his second goal from the penalty spot.
England will face USA in their next match on November 26.
(Inputs from India Today)