November 5, Kathmandu. Three matches will be played on Monday in the 22nd edition of the FIFA World Cup, which started in Qatar on Sunday.
The first match will be between England and Iran in Group B at the Khalifa International Stadium. The game will start at 7:30 pm according to Nepali time.
The fun fact of this game is that England and Iran are going to face each other for the first time in international football.
England, who reached the semi-finals of the World Cup in Russia four years ago, are aiming for a good start to the World Cup in Qatar. In last year’s Eurocup, England was defeated in the final.
Gareth Southgate’s team is confident of getting 3 points against Iran. But Iran can challenge them.
Before going to the World Cup, England’s performance is not very good. In the last 5 matches played by England, they lost three matches and won two matches.
Iran won 8 out of 10 matches in the third round of World Cup qualifiers. In the last 5 matches, Iran won 3 matches, drew 1 and lost 1.
As all the four teams in Group B are in the top 20 in the FIFA rankings, this group looks like a difficult group if we look at it according to the rankings. England is fifth and Iran is 20th.
The other two teams in this group are USA in 16th place and Wales in 19th place.
England have not won anything since they won the World Cup on home soil in 1966. Therefore, England is aiming to break the 56-year title drought in Qatar.