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    World Cup 2022 top plays: England piling on lead against Iran


    The 2022 FIFA World Cup continues Monday with EnglandIran underway on FS1, and we’ve got you covered with every must-see moment from start to finish!

    You can watch this game and every match of the tournament on the FOX Sports family of networks — the tournament’s official English-language broadcast partner in the U.S. — and the FOX Sports app and You can also stream full-match replays for free on Tubi.

    Here are the top plays from Monday’s group stage action.

    England vs. Iran 

    Can Harry Kane become England’s all-time leading scorer?

    Kane is just two goals behind Wayne Rooney for the most in English history. He sat down with FOX Sports’ Tom Rinaldi prior to England’s opening match to discuss his journey to the World Cup.

    Harry Kane’s journey from club to the leader of England’s World Cup team

    Tom Rinaldi sat down with England’s Harry Kane to discuss his journey from club teams to being on the England national team. He discusses his journey from Arsenal to playing on Tottenham and the national team. He discussed how it would feel to be England’s all-time leading scorer.

    Play on

    There appeared to be some contact in the box on England’s first corner but after review, there was no foul on the kick and play continued.

    Blow to the head

    Iran goalkeeper Alireza Beiranvand collided heads with a teammate, causing a break in play to see if he was good enough to play the rest of the match. After a few minutes, Beiranvand got back up and remained in the game. 

    Beiranvand leaves the match

    The Iran goalkeeper ended up leaving a few minutes after he got up from the initial hit due to a suspected concussion. 

    So close!

    Harry Maguire nearly gave England a 1-0 lead on his header off a corner kick as the ball hit the crossbar. 


    Jude Bellingham couldn’t have scored his first international goal in a bigger moment than this one. His header off the cross gave England a 1-0 lead.

    England’s Jude Bellingham scores goal vs. Iran in 35′

    Watch England’s Jude Bellingham scoring a goal against Iran in the 35′ in the 2022 Men’s FIFA World Cup.

    England adds another

    Bukayo Saka was at the right spot off the English corner, using his left boot to power in another goal to make it 2-0.

    England’s Bukayo Saka scores goal vs. Iran in 43′

    Watch England’s Bukayo Saka scoring a goal against Iran in the 43′ in the 2022 Men’s FIFA World Cup.

    Raheem makes it three

    Just three minutes after Saka’s goal, Raheem Sterling gave England a 3-0 lead when he got his boot on the ball right off a cross from Kane. 

    England’s Raheem Sterling scores goal vs. Iran in 45+1′ | 2022 FIFA World Cup

    Watch England’s Raheem Sterling scoring a goal against Iran in the 45+1′ in the 2022 Men’s FIFA World Cup.

    Making history

    With their goals, Bellingham (19) and Saka (21) became the second and third-youngest goal scorers for England in the World Cup. Michael Owen is the youngest player to score a goal for England in a World Cup, scoring a goal at 18. It’s also the first time that England’s had two players that are 21 and under score a goal in a World Cup match. 

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