Fans in Qatar on England's 6-2 drubbing of Iran

22 November 2022
2022-11-22 11:13

Football fans outside the Khalifa International stadium in Doha gave their reaction to England's win over Iran on Monday in the 2022 World Cup.

Bukayo Saka and Marcus Rashford put last year's European Championship loss behind them, combining to score three goals in England's 6-2 rout of Iran. It has been a difficult build-up for England, but this was a performance that will provide encouragement to coach Gareth Southgate, who has recently endured the most troubled period of his England tenure.

Hundreds of fans missed the start of the match because of an issue with digital tickets. When they eventually made their way to their seats, they witnessed an utterly dominant display from England.

The game took place among heightened tensions amid ongoing protests in Iran. Iran is competing in the World Cup amid a violent crackdown on a major women’s protest movement that has resulted in the deaths of at least 419 people, according Human Rights Activists in Iran, a group that has been monitoring the protests.

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