The England team is willing to challenge the protocols of FIFA and the Qatari organization. DT Gareth Southgate confirmed that his players, before the start of the game, will kneel on the ground, against racial discrimination.
And forward Harry Kane was willing to wear the captain’s armband called “One Love”, a multicolored badge in favor of diversity and sexual inclusion. Quite a sign in a country where homosexuality is persecuted and punished as a crime.
These are the possible formations that England and Iran will present.
England: Jordan Pickford; Trent Alexander-Arnold, John Stones, Harry Maguire, and Luke Shaw; Declan Rice and Jude Bellingham; Bukayo Saka, Mason Mount, and Phil Foden; Harry Kane. DT: Gareth Southgate.
Iran: Amir Abedzadeh; Sadegh Moharrami, Hossein Kanaani, Majid Hosseini and Ehsan Hajsafi; Saeid Ezatolahi; Ali Gholizadeh, Vahid Amiri, Saman Ghoddos, and Alireza Jahanbakhsh; Mehdi Taremi. DT: Carlos Queiroz
The English national team will start their dream of winning the World Cup in Qatar when they face Iran today, in group B. The match will be played at the Khalifa International Stadium, starting at 10:00 (Argentina time), will be refereed by the Brazilian Raphael Claus and televised by DirecTV and TyC Sports.
England, considered by Lionel Messi as one of the candidates in the World Cup, will seek to take a successful first step in the area that it also shares with the United States and Wales.
The “Three Lions”, fifth in the FIFA ranking, will try to improve their performance at the 2018 World Cup in Russia, where they were eliminated in the semifinals against Croatia and finished fourth, after the defeat against Belgium (2-0).