World Cup Qatar 2022, England-Iran: this was the header that Majid Hosseini gave to the goalkeeper Alireza Beiranvand who had to be replaced

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England e Iran they opened this morning Group B of the World Cup in Qatar 2022. But the meeting did not start in the best way. When the first 7 minutes of the match elapsed, the iranian archer, Alireza Beiranvand, collided head-on with fellow defender Majid Hosseini. Such was the violence of the headbutt that the goalkeeper had to be attended for several minutes and in the end had to be replaced.

The hard move occurred when England, which at the end of the first half was leading 3-0, quickly played a free kick and the striker Harry Kane He appeared free on the right to shoot a cross into the area. It was then that the goalkeeper Beiranvand went out to clear and on the way he met Hosseini.

The very hard clash against the goalkeeper of Iran

Although both teammates hit each other, the goalkeeper spent several minutes lying on the floor with the assistance of doctors. His nose wouldn’t stop bleedingas could be seen in the television images.

After 10 minutes, which later forced the Brazilian referee to add extra time at the end of the first half, Beiranvand was able to rejoin, but it was momentary. He couldn’t continue. The goalkeeper was not in good health. So after 15 minutes, the substitute goalkeeper, Seyed Hossein Hosseini, entered in his place.

The Persepolis goalkeeper paid a high price for his courage. Beiranvand was replaced by Seyed Hossein Hosseini and allowed a rarity in World Cup history: It was the first change of goalkeeper for the FIFA security protocol against brain concussionTherefore, Iran was authorized to carry out a total of six modifications, one more than those considered regulatory. Hours later, the fracture that left the Iranian captain out of the next matches of his team was confirmed.

Although he was treated for several minutes, goalkeeper Alireza Beiranvand was unable to continue the match after colliding with teammate Majid Hosseini in the match against England
Although he was treated for several minutes, goalkeeper Alireza Beiranvand was unable to continue the match after colliding with teammate Majid Hosseini in the match against EnglandFADEL SENNA – AFP

Finally, the England team, the country that holds the club league considered the most powerful and attractive on the planet, had a stupendous debut at the Qatar 2022 World Cup. At times it was a machine and it shone in the opening of Group B, thrashing Iran 6-2.

With captain Harry Kane as the top reference in attack, the team led by Gareth Southgate showed a lot of freshness, players with youth, good technical conditions and deployment. England sent a strong message from their first introduction. If before the World Cup he was considered one of the favorites to go far, the defeat against Iran (beyond the fragility of this team) exalts him as one of the teams to be feared.

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