England vs Iran LIVE: Team news and formation as Southgate goes big for opening match


After all the pre-match build-up, it’s finally time for some football!

Both sets of players emerge from the tunnel to a cacophony of noise from the fans in attendance at the Khalifa International Stadium.

Can England get the job done in their Group B opener today?

Here’s a final reminder of the two teams….

England: Pickford, Stones, Maguire, Trippier, Rice, Bellingham, Mount, Shaw, Saka, Kane, Sterling.

Iran: Beiranvand, Moharrami, Hajsafi, Mohammadi, Jahanbakhsh, Pouraliganji, Taremi, Cheshmi, Karimi,Hosseini, Nourollahi.


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