Iran send England a World Cup warning with a win over Uruguay at full strength with Liverpool’s Darwin Nunez, Tottenham’s Rodrigo Bentancur and Real Madrid’s Federico Valverde


Iran showed they were not to be underestimated by England at the World Cup with a 1-0 win over Uruguay on Friday night.

The Three Lions begin their Qatar 2022 campaign against the Iranians on November 21 in what many see as a favorable draw for Gareth Southgate’s side.


Taremi was Iran’s hero

Nunez and company.  were amazed


Nunez and company. were amazed

However, Carlos Queiroz’s men proved they were no cups as they overthrew a full-strength Uruguay side.

Substitute Mehdi Taremi scored in the 79th minute to spark wild scenes among his team-mates at the NV Arena in Austria.

The Sky Blues failed to break Iran despite a top three containing Liverpool record signing Darwin Nunez, former Reds striker Luis Suarez and Manchester United starlet Facundo Pellistri.

In midfield, Uruguay had Tottenham’s Rodrigo Bentancur, Real Madrid’s Federico Valverde and Lazio’s Matias Vecino.

Uruguay naturally dominated the game and lost Barcelona defender Ronald Araujo after one minute.

But it’s a winning start for former Manchester United assistant Queiroz in his second spell as Iran boss – and he would love to cause a similar upset against England at the World Cup.

England will take the result into account


England will take the result into account

The Portuguese spent five years alongside Sir Alex Ferguson at Old Trafford in two separate spells.

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