World Cup 2022: Iranian goalkeeper leaves sport bloodied, on stretcher after bumping heads with teammate
Iran did not have it simple in opposition to England on Monday of their first match of the World Cup, the place the squad misplaced goalkeeper Ali Beiranvand as a outcomes of an damage.
Beiranvand was carried off the sphere after bumping heads with Majid Hosseini at Khalifa worldwide Stadium in Doha, Qatar. He tried to proceed taking half in regardless of the sport being paused for a quantity of minutes. Iranian medics bought here onto the sphere and tended to him whereas he was down.
Beiranvand appeared to be affected by a bloody nostril. He would preserve inside the match briefly, which appeared to contravene FIFA concussion protocols.
“If there are indicators or signs of damage to the mind, or a concussive damage is suspected regardless of the absence of indicators or signs, the doctor/therapist ought to take away the participant from the pitch for a extra detailed examination (using a concussion substitute if obtainable/required),” FIFA’s guidelines state.
After taking half in briefly, Beiranvand collapsed and would should be helped off the sphere by way of a stretcher. Hossein Hosseini bought here on inside the nineteenth minute however did not do a lot to encourage Iran’s play.
England levied three targets on Iran inside the fundamental half and adopted up with three extra inside the second half.
England gained the match 6-2.
The associated Press contributed to this report.