ENGLAND begin their 2022 World Cup season with a clash against unloved Group B opponents Iran later this month.
The Three Lions’ last World Cup campaign came to an agonizing end when they lost 2-1 to Croatia in the semi-finals of Russia 2018.
But four years later and with a Euro 2020 final under their belt, Gareth Southgate’s men are finally looking to clear the very last hurdle.
It has been 56 years since England won their first and only World Cup and expectations of the team continue to rise every four years.
Iran will be their first test before further clashes with rivals Wales and World Cup 2010 group rivals USA in the group stage.
This tournament could be crucial for Southgate, who could see the Qatar spectacle as his last chance to finally win big trophies as the England boss.
When does England play Iran?
- England’s 2022 World Cup opener against Iran begins 1pm UK time on Monday, 11/21.
- The game will take place at the Khalifa International Stadium in Qatar’s capital, Doha.
- The stadium opened in 1976 and can accommodate up to 45,000 fans.
What TV channel is this and can it be streamed live?
- England v Iran is shown live on BBC One in the UK.
- You can stream the action live via BBC iPlayer, which can be downloaded to your phone or tablet.
- The game is FREE to watch on the BBC as long as you have a television license.
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When will England’s 26-man squad be announced?
Following a rule change by FIFA, World Cup squads are now allowed to nominate 26-man squads instead of the previously allowed 23.
Each manager has until November 13, a week before the start of the tournament, to select their 26-man squad.
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