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Harry Maguire to start for England V Iran

Manchester United skipper Harry Maguire is set to start for England today v Iran in the 2022 FIFA World Cup.

Harry Maguire (L) and Kieran Trippier during a training session at the Al Wakrah Sports Club Stadium in Al Wakrah on November 20, 2022.

Gareth Southgate has tipped Harry Maguire to start for his side against Iran in the 2022 FIFA World Cup despite facing criticisms from England fans.

Borussia Dortmund midfielder Jude Bellingham could also be handed a starting spot by Southgate ahead of the much-anticipated match.

Gareth Southgate read out his XI and Harry Maguire was among his back four with people questioning his selection before the England match.

Gareth Southgate was under pressure to win today's match against Iran and his were truly on a mission after thrashing Iran 6-2.

Maguire made sure he left people talking about him after providing an assist for Bukayo Saka in the 43rd minute.

Maguire had several chances which he didn't capitalise as he could have gone home with a goal besides the assist.

One of the chances hit the woodwork while the other one went wide. He was on a mission for sure as he was stable at the back.

Despite shining against Iran, Maguire was substituted in the 70th minute after picking up an injury and Eric Dier was his replacement.

Southgate will be hoping that the defender recovers quickly ahead of their next World Cup match with the defender evidently being one of his main pillars.

Jude Bellingham didn't disappoint also after being included in England's XI. He scored the opener with a header to keep the Three Lions moving.

He also played a major role in creating England's third goal which saw Raheem Sterling score from Harry Kane's cross.

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