Lady luck was with England today as they just about managed to beat Iran 6-2 in their opening game of the World Cup but the Iranians can consider themselves very hard done by.
Three jammy first half goals gifted England the lead in a game that up until then had been completely dominated by Iran.
After Saka netted England’s second goal which definitely should have been ruled out for off-side or handball or something, the Iranian players decided not to play the rest of the half in protest at the referee’s shocking decisions and allowed Raheem Sterling to score the third.
The second half wasn’t much better as the referee continued to allow England players to pass the ball to each other and score 3 more goals. Blatant favouritism.
The best moment of the game came with 25 minutes left on the clock when Iran manager Carlos Queiroz signalled to his players to score a goal just to show the world they could have won the game if they wanted to. So that’s exactly what they did when Terami scored by far the best goal of the game. Iran scored a late penalty which was the second best goal of the game.
Meanwhile the draw for the next European Championship qualifiers was made earlier today in Zurich and England will be joined in Group D by San Marino, Lapland, Tonga and the Isle of Man.