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ENGLAND will be determined to end 56 years of pain by securing World Cup glory in Qatar – and it all starts TODAY.

Gareth Southgate's side last World Cup tournament ended in agony as they lost 2-1 to Croatia in the semi-finals of the 2018 edition in Russia.

But four years on from then, and with a Euro 2020 final appearance in the bag too, Southgate's men are looking to finally overcome the very last hurdle.

  • Kick-off time: 1pm UK time
  • Live stream: BBC
  • TV channel: BBC ONE
  • England XI: To follow
  • Iran XI: To follow

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When is England vs Iran?

  • England's 2022 World Cup opener with Iran will get underway from 1pm UK time TODAY – Monday, November 21.
  • The game will be held at the Khalifa International Stadium in Qatar's capital Doha.
  • The stadium was opened in 1976 and can hold up to 45,000 fans.

What TV channel is it and can it be live streamed?

  • England vs Iran will be shown live on BBC One in the UK.
  • You can live stream the action from the BBC iPlayer, which is available for download onto your mobile or tablet device.
  • The game is FREE to watch on the BBC, so long as you have a TV licence.

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Who is in England's 26-man squad?

Gareth Southgate announced his 26-man England squad last week.

  • Goalkeepers: Jordan Pickford (Everton), Aaron Ramsdale (Arsenal), Nick Pope (Newcastle)
  • Defenders: Kieran Trippier (Newcastle), Trent Alexander-Arnold (Liverpool), Kyle Walker (Man City), Benjamin White (Arsenal), Harry Maguire (Man Utd), John Stones (Man City), Eric Dier (Tottenham), Conor Coady (Everton, on loan from Wolves), Luke Shaw (Man Utd)
  • Midfielders: Declan Rice (West Ham), Jude Bellingham (Borussia Dortmund), Kalvin Phillips (Man City), Jordan Henderson (Liverpool), Conor Gallagher (Chelsea), Mason Mount (Chelsea)
  • Forwards: Harry Kane (Tottenham), Callum Wilson (Newcastle), Marcus Rashford (Man Utd), Raheem Sterling (Chelsea), Bukayo Saka (Arsenal), Phil Foden (Man City), Jack Grealish (Man City), James Maddison (Leicester City)

Kyle Walker, however, has ruled himself out of the first game as he continues to recover from a groin injury.

James Maddison is also unavailable for the game having yet to train with the Three Lions in Qatar.

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  • Emillia Hawkins

    Welcome to England vs Iran

    The day has finally arrived.

    The flags are out. The face paint is on. England are back at the World Cup.

    The Three Lions will kick off their 2022 campaign this afternoon when they take on Iran in the first Group B clash.

    Gareth Southgate’s side are optimistic that they can go one step further than last year’s Euro 2020 success by winning the tournament – so much so that Declan Rice has brought an empty suitcase to Qatar to transport the trophy home.

    Even Iran manager Carlos Queiroz believes England can go all the way. On Sunday he claimed that the Three Lions squad is “a storm of talent” and “the most competitive squad since 1966.”

    He also added: "I worked with the generation of Rio Ferdinand, Paul Scholes and David Beckham but this national team is really different.

    "They have a realistic chance to win any single game which makes them very, very dangerous."

    Meanwhile, England skipper Harry Kane is keeping his feet on the ground. He said: "Iran are going to be a difficult test.

    "Defensively they are very strong and compact. From a striker's point of view it's going to be difficult.

    "I don't think there's going to be loads and loads of chances. As ever, I'll be ready for the ones that do come.

    "Hopefully I will be able to take them and get off to a good start in this tournament."

    A huge day of football is ahead. You don't want to miss this!

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