FIFA World Cup Day 2 LIVE updates: England v Iran underway; Ronaldo speaks on line with Man United

Welcome to Sportstars as we prepare for Day 2 of the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar, with three matches awaiting us.

DAY 2: Qatar 2022 UPDATES

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Follow the group game ENGLAND vs. IRAN World Cup live here

Formation ENG against IRN!

England: Jordan Pickford, John Stones, Harry Maguire, Kieran Trippier, Declan Rice, Jude Bellingham, Mason Mount, Luke Shaw, Bukayo Saka, Harry Kane, Raheem Sterling

Iran: Alireza Beiranvand, Sadegh Moharrami, Ehsan Hajsafi, Milad Mohammadi, Alireza Jahanbakhsh, Morteza Pouraliganji, Mehdi Taremi, Rouzbeh Cheshmi, Ali Karimi, Majid Hosseini, Ahmad Nourollahi

Spain defender Carvajal misses World Cup training with the flu

Defender Dani Carvajal has the flu and was not training on Monday, two days before Spain’s World Cup debut.

The Spanish Football Association did not provide any further information on the condition of the right-back.

His absence comes as first-choice striker Álvaro Morata returned to training following his own flu illness. Centre-back Hugo Guillamón, who has a knee problem, was training separately and is unlikely to be available for Wednesday’s opening game.

Spain meets Costa Rica in their first game in Group E. Then it plays against Germany and Japan.

Spain’s only World Cup title came in South Africa in 2010. She made it to the Nations League final and European Championship semi-finals last year. His last major title came at Euro 2012.

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Our correspondents Aashin Prasad, Neeladri Bhattacharjee and Aneesh Dey take a look at the highlights of Day 1 of the FIFA World Cup in Qatar and a brief look at what to expect from Day 2. Watch the video below to learn more!

Ronaldo: The dispute with Manchester United will ‘not shake’ Portugal in Qatar.

Cristiano Ronaldo said Monday that his dispute with Manchester United will not have a negative impact on the Portuguese team at the World Cup.

  • ⦿Ronaldo clears the air during a ‘chilly handshake’ with Manchester United team-mate Bruno Fernandes

“I have no doubt that this last episode, this interview and other episodes with other players that sometimes happen can sometimes shake the player but not the team,” Ronaldo said at a press conference at the Portugal camp.

READ THE FULL REPORT HERE

Cristiano Ronaldo becomes the first person to have 500 million followers on social media

Cristiano Ronaldo rocked the internet on Monday by becoming the only person with 500 million followers on Instagram

The Portugal captain has been the most followed person on Instagram for quite some time. In September 2021, Ronaldo became the most followed celebrity with 237 million followers, surpassing Lionel Messi and Kylie Jenner.

Socceroos winger Martin Boyle is out at the 2022 FIFA World Cup

Doha: Australian winger Martin Boyle has been ruled out of the World Cup because of a knee injury.

The team announced that Marco Tilio will take his place in the 26-man Socceroos squad.

Boyle, who plays for Scottish league side Hibernian, was injured about three weeks ago and was unable to train with Australia ahead of the tournament in Qatar.

The 29-year-old announced on his Instagram account on Sunday that he will serve as the “Vibe Manager” for the Socceroos.

“I’m not sure I can put into words how disappointed I am to withdraw from the World Cup squad. I did everything I could to be fit and sadly it wasn’t to be this time!” Boyle wrote. “I am very proud to have been selected and to have played my part in qualifying for the tournament. I’m grateful to stay in camp and show my full support to the guys on and off the field and see the whole World Cup!’

21-year-old Tilio plays for Melbourne City in Australia. He trained with the team in Doha.

“We all feel for Martin and it is a cruel blow to him on the eve of the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022,” coach Graham Arnold said in a statement. “He was an integral part of our trip to Qatar and we thank him for everything he has given the Socceroos throughout this campaign.”

Australia open the World Cup on Tuesday with a Group D game against holders France.

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Code of conduct for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar: FIFA issues strict rules for fans

FIFA has banned shirtless fans from carrying vuvuzelas and alcohol into the eight stadiums at the World Cup in Qatar, in a document released on Sunday. This applies to all 64 games.

CHECK ALL THE RULES HERE

FIFA World Cup 2022: African champions Senegal without a mane for the Netherlands

The Netherlands are looking to make two statements in Monday’s World Cup opener against a Senegalese side who are struggling to recover from the loss of star striker Sadio Mane.

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The first is all about football and establishing the team as a contender for the Qatar title alongside front-runners like Brazil, holders France and Argentina. The Dutch have attracted less attention in the run-up to the tournament after failing to qualify for the World Cup in Russia four years ago, but are arriving as one of the top-form teams in Europe.

“We have a good chance of also becoming world champions,” said Dutch coach Louis van Gaal, who is in office for the third time. “There are few coaches who dare to say something like that, but I say it.” The second statement the Dutch want to make at the Al Thumama Stadium in Doha revolves around long-standing criticism of the laws and the human rights situation in the World Cup host country.

  • ⦿FIFA World Cup Group A: Team Guide Qatar, Netherlands, Senegal, Ecuador, Preview

The Dutch Football Association is the leader of the anti-discrimination movement ‘One Love’ and Netherlands captain Virgil van Dijk is expected to wear an armband with a multicolored heart-shaped logo to defy a FIFA directive to keep politics out of the World Cup .

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  • ⦿DAY 1 MATCH REPORT: QATAR vs ECUADOR

FIFA World Cup 2022: England, Southgate desperately need a positive result in opening game against Iran

England manager Gareth Southgate, who is increasingly looking like the helpless protagonist of the hangman game, will require his side to play an entrepreneurial game and deliver a positive result in the World Cup opener against Iran to avoid the noose loosening continues to draw.

  • ⦿FIFA World Cup 2022: When & Where to Watch England vs Iran Live Stream

A contract running until December 2024 is what Southgate has left amid recent results – a Nations League run without a win – and a lack of imagination in the game that has robbed him of all the goodwill a run to the EURO finals offered him last year had offered no consolation. The manager, further hampered by the injury absences of Chelsea full-back pair Reece James and Ben Chilwell, has many worries about his defense as Harry Maguire struggles for form and the ever-reliable Kyle Walker is yet to recover.

  • ⦿FIFA World Cup 2022: When and Where to Watch USA vs Wales Live Stream

This is a strong group with all four teams in the top 20 making it one of the most competitive groups. England will be the favorites to reach the round of 16, followed by USA, with Wales – notably Gareth Bale – and Iran looking to cause an upset.

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FURNISHING:

ENGLAND VS IRAN – 6:30pm IST

SENEGAL VS NETHERLANDS – 9:30pm IST

USA VS WALES – 12:30am IST

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