Iran Fans Troll Harry Maguire and England Ahead of World Cup Opener

Iran Fans Troll Harry Maguire and England Ahead of World Cup Opener

  • Iran fans have taken trolling to another level after they were spotted with placards describing Harry Maguire as a poor defender
  • The Asian country face the Three Lions in their opening game at the World Cup in Qatar on Monday
  • Iran are also in the same group as the United States of America and the Wales national football team

Fans of the Iranian national football team have resorted to placards describing defender Harry Maguire as a terrible defender.

The Iran fans believe the Manchester United captain is the reason why England will not win the World Cup.

Harry Maguire, World Cup, England, Iran
Iran fans have been spotted trolling the English national team. Credit: @3SportsGh Getty Images
Source: Twitter

In photos posted on social media, the fans at the Khalifa International Stadium were in festive mood as Iran face the Three Lions in their Group B opener.

England came close to winning their first title since the 1966 World Cup when they reached the finals of Euro 2020.

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The European giants head to the World Cup as one of favourites to win the competition, having finish fourth four years ago.

Meanwhile, Maguire lost his position in the Manchester United squad at the start of the season following the arrival of Lisandro Martinez.

England are in the same group as the United States of America and Wales.

England's probable starting eleven

Earlier, Sports Brief reported that England are scheduled to face Iran in their first Group B match of the 2022 World Cup in Qatar. Gareth Southgate is expected to ditch five at the back for his side's World Cup opener.

Gareth Southgate talks to the press during the England Press Conference at the Main Media Centre in Doha, Qatar. Photo by Sarah Stier.

The Three Lions' head coach could opt for a 4-3-3 formation, with The Sun reporting nine of the 11 players who started against Italy in last year's Euro final could start.

England fans look for beer in Qatar

Two English fans at the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar, who went on a hunt for beer, were given a once-in-a-lifetime experience.

The 'beer-thirsty' duo claimed they crossed paths with a sheikh in a bizarre twist to their hunt for the 'forbidden' product.

It was announced last week that host nation Qatar had decided to make a U-turn on its decision to serve alcohol at the World Cup, ruling that none would be sold at stadiums or its environs.