Lost England and Iran times: sudden weather and Scottish gossip | Rare Techy
Rahman Osman brings you moments from England’s victory over Iran at the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.
England produced an impressive display to beat Iran 6-2 in their first group match at the World Cup. The Three Lions went 3-0 up in the first half thanks to strikes from Jude Bellingham, Bukayo Saka and Raheem Sterling.
Saka got his second before Rashford and Grealish added to an encouraging line-up. Mehdi Taremi scored for Iran in England’s fifth before adding a last-minute penalty to impress the Iranian fans at the Khalifa International Stadium.
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Southgate was quick to applaud the away fans
England fans had to make last-minute changes since the beer ban and FIFA’s ban on the FA and the team wearing rainbow armbands to show support for LGBTQ communities. But they were happy with their team’s performance on the pitch and the manager was quick to show respect to the fans by going to the fans to congratulate them immediately after the match .
England fans chanting ‘Scotland you’re hiding’ at the Iranian team
When England’s fifth goal went in, the England fans couldn’t hide their excitement and started chanting “Are you hiding in Scotland?’ against the Iranian team at times seem out of their depth.
England are in very good form here and it will be interesting to see how far they can go as they didn’t go to the next level to get this result.
Alex Scott wears a rainbow belt
FIFA decided at the last minute that they would punish players wearing the rainbow bow so the seven countries that were considering wearing them including England had to back off as it was a game changer. that was at the last minute.
But that didn’t stop Alex Scott, the former Lionesses star wearing his rainbow armband as he previewed the game that sparked the spirit. It’s encouraging to see how the whole band is not wearing belts.
It was 27 degrees outside but in the stadium it was 15 degrees
A lot has been done about the heat in Qatar but they have these big air conditioners in the stadium that keep the temperature down. Some of the reporters sitting on top of the media box had to put on their extra clothes as if we were going home sometimes. Of course the stadium is very nice, it’s closer to what Marseille has in the Velodrome.