England qualified fot this World Cup after remaining unbeaten in their ten qualifying matches and topping the group with 26 out of a possible 30 points. This will be England's 16th time appearing at a World Cup with their best finish being in 1966 when they won it.
England take on Iran in the group B opener, and England will target this game as a must win 3 points as both USA and Wales could come with tricky challenges. They expects to win Group B, their group draws alongside Wales and USA cannot be perfectly asked for more.
Iran are the highest ranked Asian team in the World Cup ranked 20th, Their main danger will come from Porto striker Mehdi Taremi. Iran's attacking ranks may include some household names with plenty of international nous in front of goal, but we do not expect any surprises to be sprung on Monday afternoon.
England have the quality and players that play at the highest level to get the win here this match.
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