14 minutes of injury time were added after the first half of the England vs Iran game
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The second match of the FIFA World Cup 2022 is underway as EURO 2020 runners-up England is taking on the no.1 ranked Asian team at the tournament Iran, in a crucial Group B fixture. However, just in the early minutes of the high stakes game, the match was forced to be delayed due to an untoward injury incident in the Iranian camp.In the 8th minute of the game, star striker for England Harry Kane attempted a cross into the Iranian box. To defend the corner, Iranian goalkeeper Alireza Beiranvand and defender Majid Hosseini clashed against each other as they butted heads accidentally in quite an awkward clash. As a result, lengthy checks continued on both players to check the extent of their injuries. Beirenvand ran to collect the cross before clashing with Hosseini which led to him bleedingHowever, play continued for 30 more seconds, when keeper Beiranvand collapsed on the ground, and he had to be substituted in the 18th minute. Hossein Hosseini came in his place. As a result of all this delay at the start of the game, the referee awarded a whopping 14 minutes as the end of the first half of the England vs Iran match.
Coming back to the match, the Three Lions have son far had a fantastic start to their World Cup as they have scored three goals in the first half itselt. Jude Bellingham opened the scoring for England with his first international goal, followed by goals from Bukayo Saka and Raheem Sterling.
More to follow….