Iran stun 10-man Wales

Two objectives in stoppage time have earned Iran a helpful victory over Wales after Welsh goalkeeper Wayne Hennessey used to be despatched off.

Rouzbeh Cheshmi scored within the 8th minute of stoppage time to finish a annoying stalemate with Wales and put Iran not off course for a 2-0 victory in Crew B.

Cheshmi’s strike from outdoor the field used to be simply past the diving achieve of Wales backup goalkeeper Danny Ward, who used to be pressed into responsibility when Wayne Hennessey used to be despatched off within the 86th minute.

Ramin Rezaeian added a 2d function within the loss of life seconds and Iran celebrated wildly whilst one of the most Welsh avid gamers dropped in disbelief to the sphere.

The sport used to be nonetheless within the stability when Hennessy used to be proven a crimson card, after a VAR test, within the 86th minute for a prime problem on Mehdi Taremi outdoor his penalty space.

Hennessy become the primary participant to be despatched off at Qatar 2022, and most effective the 3rd goalkeeper within the historical past of International Cup ultimate tournaments.

Gareth Bale made a file one hundred and tenth look for Wales, however the Welsh gave the impression gradual.

They may have fallen at the back of previous when Iran hit each posts within the house of a couple of seconds.

First Sardar Azmoun raced transparent, most effective to shoot towards the right-hand submit, then Ali Gholizadeh curled the follow-up towards the opposite submit.

After all, Azmoun headed that rebound instantly at Hennessey.

Wales’ best possible effort used to be a emerging shot from defender Ben Davies, which used to be tipped over via the goalkeeper.


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