World Cup 2022 best plays: England defeat Iran, 6-2

the FIFA World Cup 2022 continued on Monday with England opening the day with a dominating 6-2 win over Iran get three points in Group B.

You can see all tournament matches on FOX Sports family of networks, the official English-language broadcast partner of the tournament in the US, and the FOX Sports app and FOXSports.com. You also can stream free full match replays on Tubi.

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

England 6, Iran 2

They can harry kane become England’s all-time top scorer?

Kane is just two goals behind Wayne Rooney for the most in England history. He sat down with FOX Sports’ Tom Rinaldi before England’s opening game to discuss their trip to the World Cup.

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

Harry Kane's journey from club to England World Cup leader

Tom Rinaldi sat down with England’s Harry Kane to talk about his journey from club teams to being in the England national team. He talks about his journey from Arsenal to playing for Tottenham and the national team. He discussed what it would feel like to be England’s all-time top scorer.

Take advantage of

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

blow to the head

iran goalkeeper Alireza Beiranvand he collided headfirst with a teammate, leading to a stoppage in play to see if he was fit to play the remainder of the match. After a few minutes, Beiranvand recovered and stayed in the game.

Beiranvand leaves the party

The Iranian goalkeeper ended up leaving a few minutes after getting up from the initial blow due to a supposed concussion.

So close!

harry maguire England nearly gave him a 1-0 lead with his header from a corner kick as the ball hit the crossbar.

Goal!

Jude Bellingham he couldn’t have scored his first international goal at a bigger moment than this. His header from the middle gave England a 1-0 lead.

England’s Jude Bellingham scores against Iran on 35′

England's Jude Bellingham scores against Iran on 35'

Watch England’s Jude Bellingham score against Iran in the 35th minute at the 2022 FIFA Men’s World Cup.

England adds another

Bukayo Saka I was in the right place English corner, using his left boot to boost another goal to make it 2-0.

Bukayo Saka of England scores goal against Iran on 43′

Bukayo Saka of England scores goal against Iran on 43'

Watch England’s Bukayo Saka score against Iran in the 43rd minute at the 2022 FIFA Men’s World Cup.

Raheem makes three

Barely three minutes after Saka’s goal, sterling rahim he gave England a 3–0 lead when he put his boot on the ball just after Kane’s cross.

England’s Raheem Sterling scores against Iran at 45+1′ | FIFA World Cup 2022

England's Raheem Sterling scores against Iran at 45+1' |  FIFA World Cup 2022

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

Making history

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

Harry hurt?

The England captain remained down for a few moments after his right heel was hit during a tackle by an Iran player.

Saka doubles

The young England players continued to score in the second half. Well, at least Saka worked out his patience with the ball in the box before slotting one into the net to make it 4-0.

England’s Bukayo Saka scores against Iran on 62′

England's Bukayo Saka scores against Iran on 62'

Watch England’s Bukayo Saka score against Iran in the 62nd minute at the 2022 FIFA Men’s World Cup.

Iran gets on the board

mahdi taremi he received the through ball entering the box and his only shot ended up in the back of the net to give Iran a goal.

Iran’s Mehdi Taremi scores against England on 65′

Iran's Mehdi Taremi scores against England on 65'

Watch Iran’s Mehdi Taremi scoring a goal against England in the 65th minute at the 2022 FIFA Men’s World Cup.

Marcus scores more goals

Mark Rashford he came into action for England just a minute after coming into the match. He received a pass from Kane and ran into the box before firing home to give England a 5-1 lead.

England’s Marcus Rashford scores against Iran at 71′

England's Marcus Rashford scores against Iran at 71'

Watch England’s Marcus Rashford score against Iran in the 71st minute at the 2022 FIFA Men’s World Cup.

One more for the show

England added another goal in the final minutes of the game when callum wilson found Jack Grealish to make it 6-1.

England’s Jack Grealish scores against Iran in the 89th minute

England's Jack Grealish scores against Iran in the 89th minute

Watch England’s Jack Grealish score against Iran in the 89th minute at the 2022 FIFA Men’s World Cup.

Helping the goal differential

Iran received a penalty kick for the final play of the match and Taremi delivered to make it 6-2 final. The goal could again help Iran as a potential tie-breaker at the end of the group stage.

Harry Maguire gives an injury update

The England centre-back said he left the second half of Monday’s game after picking up an injury in a tackle but should be fine for Friday’s game against the United States.

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