Wales lose to Iran after suffering two late goals in World Cup group game | World News

Iran’s two late goals in injury time left Wales’ World Cup hopes suspended after a 0-2 defeat.

Goals from Rouzbeh Cheshmi and Ramin Rezaeian gave Iran only its third win at the World Cup – and Wales’ first loss of the campaign.

It happened after Wales goalkeeper Wayne Hennessey received a red card late in the game.

He dashed out of the box and missed a save, causing Iran striker Mehdi Taremi to collide in the process.

Initially given a yellow card, after a VAR check following objections from the Iranian team, match referee Mario Escobar changed his mind and sent the Welsh goalkeeper off the field, leaving Wales with only 10 games left to play. People.

The loss leaves Wales bottom of Group B. Their next match is against the top of the table England on Tuesday, who will face third place USA tonight.

Iran’s qualifying hopes remain after today’s win.

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Wales’ Wayne Hennessey is shown a red card by referee Mario Escobar

Rob Page’s team was at times confused throughout the game, with Iran repeatedly issuing reminders of the danger they posed.

Iran hit the post twice and then goalkeeper Wayne Hennessey – within seconds – in an explosive counterattack in the second half.

Wales rarely checks Iran’s defence, and seems to be counting on another magical moment from captain Gareth Bale.

The introductions of Daniel James and Brennan Johnson have given Wales more offensive capabilities, but Iran still looks to be a threat on the other end.


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