The FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 starts November 20, 2022 and the first match of the Group Stage features England and Iran at Khalifa International Stadium on Monday, November 21st at (EST) on FS1. Read on to learn all you need to know to watch.
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World Cup Group B Match Schedule
Below are the complete lists for the Group Stage matches played by both teams. All times are in EST.
- Monday November 21 : Iran vs England (FS1/Telemundo)
- Friday November 25 : Iran vs Wales (FS1/Telemundo)
- Friday November 25 : England vs USA (Fox/Telemundo)
- Tuesday November 29 : England vs Wales (FS1/Universo)
- Tuesday November 29 : Iran vs USA (Fox/Telemundo)
Where to Watch FIFA World Cup 2022
In the United States, every match will be broadcast live.
To live stream these matches, you will need to sign up with a streaming service. FuboTV and YouTube TV offer these TV channels in their base plans. DIRECTV STREAM and Hulu + Live TV offer Fox, FS1, and Telemundo in their base plans and Universo with an upgrade. And Sling TV and Vidgo offer Fox and FS1.
If you only care about streaming the games in Spanish, Peacock is a great low-cost option.
After the Group Stage are the Knockout rounds, which will occur as follows:
- Sat Dec 3 – Tue Dec 6: Round of 16
- Fri Dec 9 – Sat Dec 10: Quarter-Finals
- Tue Dec 13 – Wed Dec 14: Semi-Finals
- Sat Dec 17: Third-Place Play-Off
- Sun Dec 18: World Cup Final.
How to Watch England vs Iran in Every Country
- United States: Telemundo (TV, Streaming), Fox Sports 1 (TV, Streaming, App), SiriusXM FC (TV, Streaming, App), Peacock (Streaming, App), Telemundo Deportes (Streaming, App), Uforia (App), Fox Sports (TV, Streaming, App)
- Canada: TSN1 (Streaming, App), TSN3 (Streaming, App), TSN4 (Streaming, App), TSN5 (Streaming, App), Réseau des sports (TV, Streaming, App)
- United Kingdom: talkSPORT Radio (Radio), BBC One (TV, Streaming, App), BBC Radio 5 Live (Radio), BBC Sport (TV, Streaming, App)
- Germany: ZDF (TV, Streaming, App)
- France: beIN SPORTS (TV, App), beIN Sports 1 (TV), Free (TV, Streaming, App)
- Colombia: DIRECTV Sports App (Streaming, App), Claro Sports (TV, Streaming, App)
- Indonesia: Vidio (TV, Streaming, App), SCTV (TV, Streaming)
- Spain: Gol Mundial (TV)
- India: JioTV (TV, Streaming, App), Sports18 (TV), Voot Select (Streaming, App)
- Iran: beIN Sports (TV, Streaming, App)
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Iran vs England: The Teams
The first match between Iran and England will take place on just the second day of the Group Stage. Both are in the top 25 FIFA-ranked nations, so while England is favored to win, victory is by no means assured. So before the big kickoff in Doha, let’s get to know our teams.
England’s World Cup Squad
- Nickname: The Three Lions
- Coach: Gareth Southgate
- Captain: Harry Kane
- Top Scorer: Harry Kane (51)
- Most Caps: Raheem Sterling (79) (Chelsea)
At the FIFA 2018 World Cup in Russia, England went to the semi-finals, claiming fourth place. But striker Harry Kane (Tottenham Hotspur) was the top scorer of the tournament, with 6 goals.
Most of the line-up comes from England‘s own Premier League, but at least one (midfielder wunderkind Jude Bellingham) plays for Germany’s Bundesliga. Many of the players have made names for themselves on England’s national team at the UEFA Nations League and Champions League tournaments.
- Harry Kane beating Wayne Rooney for all-time English top scorer as he passes 53 goals.
- Phil Foden (Manchester City), considered by many to be one of the best young players in the world.
Other Notable Players:
- Harry Maguire (Defender, Manchester United)
- John Stones (Defender, Manchester City)
- Luke Shaw (Defender, Manchester United)
- James Maddison (Forward, Leicester City)
- Trent Alexander-Arnold (Defender, Liverpool)
- Ben White (Defender, Arsenal)
- Callum Wilson (Forward, Newcastle United)
- Declan Rice (Midfielder West Ham)
- Jordan Pickford (Goalkeeper, Everton)
Iran’s World Cup Squad
- Nicknames: Team Melli, Shirants Perse
- Coach: Carlos Queiroz
- Captain: Ehsan Hajsafi
- Top Scorer: Sardar Azmoun (41)
- Most Caps: Ehsan Hajsafi (121)
While Iran is a regular at the World Cup finals, once there, they’ve only won two matches, and never advanced past the Group Stage. This is the third consecutive World Cup finals Queiroz is gearing Iran up for, and they are the highest rated team in the AFC. With Azmoun’s (Bayer Leverkusen) ability to compete in Qatar in doubt due to a calf injury, Iran remains a big unknown.
- Headline-making striker Mehdi Taremi (FC Porto) to add to his streak of impressive goals
- Queiroz coached Iran‘s national team before, as well as Real Madrid and others. However, only took up the Iranian reins again a couple months ago, and has only played two friendlies with Team Melli before heading to the World Cup. He’s known for a strong defensive structure, but he often lacks a “Plan B” — exemplified by Iran’s lack of come-from-behind wins.
Other Notable Players:
- Alireza Jahanbakhsh (Forward, Feyenoord)
- Amir Abedzadeh (Goalkeeper, SD Ponferradina)
- Sadegh Moharrami (Defender, GNK Dinamo Zagreb)
- Karim Ansarifard (Forward, Omonoia FC)
Prior Matches Between England and Iran
What’s the Venue For England vs Iran’s World Cup Match?
The match between Iran and England will be the first of Group B’s six Group Stage matches. It will be held at Khalifa International Stadium in Qatar’s capital city of Doha. The stadium originally opened in 1976, and is named after Khalifa bin Hamad Al Thani, Emir of Qatar 1972-1995. It was significantly expanded to host the World Cup.
What to Know Before You Go
The top team from Group B will go on to battle the runners-up from Group A, and the Group B number two team will face the Group A winners. Get all the information in our guides for seing if England and/or Iran will be in that mix. Or check out our World Cup 2022 guide.
To watch all of the games, we recommend FuboTV.
How can I watch the England vs. Iran World Cup match for free?
As this game will be shown on FS1, the best way to watch the game for free in English is to look for a streaming service that is offering a free trial. Those include FuboTV and DIRECTV STREAM. Alternatively, it may be possible to watch the game in Spanish on Telemundo, which you can get with an antenna.
Can I listen to the England vs. Iran match in Qatar?
Sites such as TalkSPORT Radio may be an effective way to get a quality radio broadcast of this game from wherever you happen to be in the country. It may also be possible to listen to the game if you have a SiriusXM satellite radio subscription.
Is there any history between Iran and England?
The upcoming match between the two teams will represent the first time that they have played against each other. Iran does have wins against several UEFA teams such as Georgia and Lithuania as well as a draw against Portugal. Meanwhile, England has had successful results against AFC teams such as Australia and Saudi Arabia.
Is England better than Iran?
England is currently ranked fifth in the world according to the October 2022 FIFA rankings. They are expected to be playing well into December while Iran will likely be happy to earn a draw or otherwise manage a respectable showing. Of course, the fact that the teams play on the first full day of the tournament may allow Iran to catch England while it is still trying to find its footing.
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