Jack Grealish scored for England at the 2022 World Cup and hosted a celebration for his biggest fan, Finlay.
Jude Bellingham opened the scoring for the Three Lions with a fine header, becoming the third youngest player to score at a major tournament for England, before Bukayo Saka and Raheem Sterling both scored volleys for make it 3-0 before halftime.
After the break, Bukayo Saka and Marcus Rashford both scored, either side of an Iran consolation goal as England led 5-1 in the game. Manchester City man Grealish, England’s most expensive player of all time, was signed on a four-time substitution and completed the move for England’s sixth when Callum Wilson generously handed over the ball to his teammate.
Grealish’s celebration conjured up memories of Daniel Sturridge’s waving arms celebration for Liverpool – but in reality, the celebration comes from another source.
No.7 recently met 11-year-old fan Finlay, who has cerebral palsy. Grealish’s sister also has CF and Finlay wrote to the City star saying he was his favorite player and a good brother to his sister.
In turn, Grealish went to meet Finlay and thank him for his letter. In the video, Finlay asks his hero to perform the worm the next time he scores, to which the England star laughs and admits he couldn’t do that. Ultimately, the pair settle on the celebration that Grealish actually performed in Qatar.
England top Group B of the World Cup after the result against Iran.