What is England’s biggest World Cup win?

England opened their 2022 World Cup campaign in pretty much the best possible fashion, tearing Iran apart in a 6-2 win at the Khalifa International Stadium.

Bukayo Saka grabbed a brace and Jude Bellingham scored his first ever goal for the Three Lions in a shirt, while Raheem Sterling, Marcus Rashford and Jack Grealish also got in on the act.

Gareth Southgate, so often criticised for defensive tactics, revealed post-match that he was annoyed that his side conceded twice late on.

A double from Mehdi Taremi means this was will not go down as England’s largest World Cup win.

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Ironically, Southgate is still the man who oversaw the Three Lions’ largest victory at a World Cup finals.

England’s 6-1 demolition of Panama at the 2018 World Cup stands as their biggest on the global stage.

John Stones scored twice from corners, Jesse Lingard fired home a scorcher and captain Harry Kane grabbed a weird hat-trick (two penalties and an accidental deflection off his heel) on a memorable afternoon in Nizhny Novgorod.

This most recent 6-2 win over Iran is officially the second-largest margin of victory for the men’s national side at a World Cup.

They have won a match by three goals in three occasions, winning 3-0 against both Poland and Paraguay in 1986, before beating Denmark by the same scoreline in 2002.

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