Following clash with teammate, Iran GK Alireza Beiranvand stretchered off after freak accident leaves him with bloodied nose
Iran's veteran goalkeeper Alireza Beiranvand was unfortunately stretchered off the pitch after he suffered a nose injury during his country's opening match of the ongoing FIFA World Cup in Qatar on Monday, November 21. The incident took place within 12 minutes after a cross into the box from Harry Kane was finger-tipped away from Raheem Sterling but the shot-stopper was unlucky enough to crash into his own teammate Majid Hosseini.
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It was a one-sided match between Iran and England even before the injury, but the side only managed to break the deadlock after the injury, with Jude Bellingham heading in the ball after a pin-point cross from Luke Shaw. Then Bukayo Saka and Raheem Sterling also joined the scoring charts with two brilliant goals inside the penalty box, adding to the problems of the Iranians.
Beiranvand is known for his monstrous throws and holds the Guinness World Record for the longest-ever throw of 61.26m on a football pitch. The 30-year-old achieved this feat during a 2018 World Cup qualifying match against South Korea.
The Asian giants are placed in Group B alongside England, the USA and Wales.