Iran didn’t have it straightforward in opposition to England on Monday of their first match of the World Cup, the place the squad misplaced goalkeeper Ali Beiranvand attributable to an harm.
Beiranvand was carried off the sphere after bumping heads with Majid Hosseini at Khalifa Worldwide Stadium in Doha, Qatar. He tried to proceed enjoying regardless of the sport being paused for a number of minutes. Iranian medics got here onto the sphere and tended to him whereas he was down.
CLICK HERE FOR MORE SPORTS COVERAGE ON FOXNEWS.COM
Beiranvand seemed to be affected by a bloody nostril. He would keep within the match briefly, which appeared to contravene FIFA concussion protocols.
“If there are indicators or signs of harm to the mind, or a concussive harm is suspected regardless of the absence of indicators or signs, the physician/therapist ought to take away the participant from the pitch for a extra detailed examination (utilizing a concussion substitute if accessible/required),” FIFA’s guidelines state.
WORLD CUP 2022: IRANIAN PLAYERS GO SILENT DURING NATIONAL ANTHEM TO SHOW SUPPORT FOR PROTESTERS BACK HOME
After enjoying briefly, Beiranvand collapsed and would have to be helped off the sphere through a stretcher. Hossein Hosseini got here on within the nineteenth minute however didn’t do a lot to encourage Iran’s play.
England levied three targets on Iran within the first half and adopted up with three extra within the second half.
CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APP
England received the match 6-2.
The Related Press contributed to this report.