England vs Iran

England’s World Cup 2022 campaign gets underway on Monday, November 21 at 1 PM GMT (3 PM local time). The Group B match versus Iran will take place at Khalifa International Stadium. England are among the favorites to win the World Cup and are expected to kick things off with a win. While you can watch England vs Iran online, you need a Virtual Private Network (VPN) to do so from abroad. Below, we’ll explain how to do this.

This post only covers official sources for watching England vs Iran. There are just too many issues that come with unauthorized streams. In particular, they tend to be lower resolution, making for a less enjoyable experience. Lag and buffering may cause you to miss parts of the match (and some streams will even be taken offline for violating copyright!). You can avoid all of this with the official sources listed below. Better still, they’re free to watch.

England vs Iran will only be available to stream on region-blocked platforms. For this reason, you’ll need a VPN to continue watching your home streaming service from overseas.

How to watch England vs Iran (World Cup 2022) online with a VPN

A VPN is a service through which you can connect to a server in another country. When you do this, you receive a different IP address. It then looks as if you’re streaming from home, unblocking geo-restricted content such as the England vs Iran match.

Here’s how to live stream England vs Iran using a VPN:

  1. First, you’ll need to select a VPN service and sign up. We recommend NordVPN. However, Surfshark and ExpressVPN are two high-quality alternatives.
  2. You can now download and install the VPN app on your streaming device. Don’t worry if this is your first time using a VPN. It’s very quick and easy to do.
  3. Open the VPN app and connect to a server in the UK. This ensures you have a UK IP address for unblocking BBC iPlayer.
  4. Go to BBC iPlayer and sign in (or sign up for a free account). Select a live stream which should now play without restriction.
  5. Blocked? Clear your browser’s cookies. Alternatively, try a different server in case your current VPN IP address is blacklisted.

It’s worth testing your VPN with BBC iPlayer with time to spare. That way, you can troubleshoot the issue with your VPN’s support. Otherwise you run the risk of falling victim to a last-minute technical hiccup and missing out on England vs Iran.


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How to watch England vs Iran live online in the UK


Fortunately, you can watch England vs Iran live online for free. The match will air on BBC One so you’ll be able to stream it via BBC iPlayer. While BBC iPlayer is free, you do need to register for an account to use it. You’ll be asked to provide your date of birth, an email address, and a UK postcode (any UK postal code is accepted). Once you’re signed up, all content should be available to stream without restriction.

Note that to watch BBC iPlayer content live or on-demand, you need to have a TV license (although there’s no online verification process in place for this). Furthermore, BBC iPlayer is only available in the UK. If you’re abroad on vacation, you need a VPN and UK IP address to watch. NordVPN is the best VPN for BBC iPlayer and even comes with a 30-day money-back guarantee so you can try it out risk-free.

England vs Iran: Who’s the favorite to win?

England is the clear favorite to win this Group B fixture. Ranked fifth in the FIFA Men’s World Ranking, England reached the final of the UEFA Euro 2020 tournament, ultimately losing to Italy on penalties. With players including Harry Kane, Phil Foden, and Trent Alexander-Arnold, England will be expecting to reach the latter stages of the tournament. Iran is ranked 22nd in the world and possesses some dangerous players including Bayer Leverkusen’s Sardar Azmoun.

England World Cup 2022 Group B fixtures

England vs IranNovember 211 PM GMTKhalifa International StadiumBBC
England vs USANovember 257 PM GMTAl Bayt StadiumITV
Wales vs EnglandNovember 297 PM GMTAl Rayyan StadiumBBC