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Harry Kane and Raheem Sterling react to England's World Cup 2022 group stage draw as the England captain insists playing on the opening day in Qatar 'will be incredible'

Posted on April 02, 2022

  • England discovered on Friday who they will face in the groups at the World Cup

  • They were drawn with the USA, Iran and one of Wales, Scotland or Ukraine

  • Harry Kane and Raheem Sterling have led the reactions to their draw

  • The Tottenham striker is looking forward to getting going on the opening day

Harry Kane and Raheem Sterling have both taken to social media to give their reactions to England's draw at the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.

On Friday, England were placed into Group B alongside the United States, Iran and one of Wales, Scotland or Ukraine.

Fans won't have long to wait to see England play, as they will face Iran on the opening day of the tournament on November 21.

It will be the first time that the Three Lions have played on the opening day since the year they won the World Cup at home in 1966.

England will then play USA on November 25, with either a potential home nations clash, or otherwise facing Ukraine, on November 29.

The squad's captain Harry Kane led the reactions as the Three Lions hope to go one better than their losing effort in the final at Euro 2020 last year.

He tweeted: 'Always exciting to see who we get in the group! Playing on the opening day will be incredible as well.'


Kane led the scoring at the last World Cup in 2018 with six goals and he have an important part to play in any success in Qatar this winter.

Another key figure will be Raheem Sterling, who also gave his reaction to the draw.

The Manchester City winger appeared happy with the draw as he posted a simple message saying: 'Let's go'.

His Man City team-mate Kyle Walker meanwhile, told BBC 5 Live Sport that the team knows how to manage games now.

He said: 'I think we expect as a group of players what we've achieved and delivered over the last number of years.

'The boss said four years ago back at the World Cup we was inexperienced at winning in tournament football.

'Now coming into the Nations League and on the back of the Euros what we achieved. A lot of the players now have won Champions Leagues, Premier Leagues and stuff like that.

'We know how to win games and how to manage games now. It's about us as a group of players. That's not just the eleven on the field but everyone on the bench to help get us over that line really.