England vs Iran World Cup live updates: Kickoff time, projected lineups and previous results

For Gareth Southgate and everyone of an English persuasion, that’s a big deal.

Iran are probably England’s least feared team in their squad, but that means they have to start their tournament in the right way.

Win, and they are already on their way to the knockout stages of the World Cup.

Lose, and those games against Wales and the United States seem all the more difficult, knowing that they will need at least one – if not two – wins to guarantee a place in the next stage of the tournament in Qatar. .

Draw, and the picture is still messy but not as bad as if they lose.

We’ll have live build-up, game coverage and post-game reaction throughout Monday as we get closer to the game. Please stick with us for team news, tips on how to watch the game and pre-game article recommendations.

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