ENGLAND couldn’t have had a better opener to their 2022 World Cup campaign after hammering Iran 6-2 at the Khalifa International Stadium.
Sublime first half finishes from Jude Bellingham, Raheem Sterling and Bukayo Saka saw the Three Lions race into an emphatic lead.
Saka, 21, then coolly doubled his tally before Marcus Rashford scored within his first THREE touches.
And Jack Grealish rounded off the scoring to give Gareth Southgate’s side a dream start in Qatar.
Meanwhile Wales face a tough encounter against USA later on this evening to complete today’s Group B encounters.
Elsewhere Cristiano Ronaldo has finally broken his silence for the first time since his earth-shattering interview with Piers Morgan.
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