Iran Vs Wales, FIFA World Cup 2022 – Iranians Steal it at the Death as Cheshmi and Rezaeian Score in Injury Time
Iran scored two goals in injury time to defeat Wales in Group B. Wales goalkeeper Wayne Hennessey received a red card for a foul beyond the penalty area.
Iran used their one-man advantage, scoring two injury-time goals to defeat Wales 2-0 and remain in Group B. Wales goalkeeper Wayne Hennessey was sent off late in the second half for a foul outside the penalty box, giving Iran a man advantage in the final minutes. The first half remained dull, with neither of the two teams creating many chances. Earlier, Gareth Bale made Wales history by starting the game against Iran, his 110th appearance for the country.
Iran has long sought to break the impasse, putting pressure on Wales with a series of attacks. However, Wales goalkeeper Hennessey’s dismissal opened the door for Iran. Wales had to shift formation, and Iran thoroughly dominated the game.
But, just as it appeared that the game would end goalless, Cheshmi scored a stunning goal to put Iran ahead. Ramin Rezaeian added a second goal two minutes later, putting the game out of reach. Wales is at the bottom of the table, with Iran coming in second after England.
Confirmed line-ups of the match
Wales XI: Hennessey; Mepham, Rodon, Davies; Roberts, Ramsey, Ampadu, Williams; Wilson, Bale; Moore
Iran XI: H Hosseini, Rezaeian, Pouraliganji, M Hosseini, Mohammadi, Gholizadeh, Noorollahi, Ezatolahi, Hajisafi, Azmoun, Taremi