Iran Scored twice in stoppage time to seal a stunning 2-0 win over the 10-man wales Friday at the World Cup. Rozbeh Cheshmi And ramin rezayan Goals in the 98th minute and 101st minute respectively gave Carlos Queiroz’s Iran a realistic chance of qualifying for their first ever World Cup knockout stages, giving Wales everything they needed to make it through to the next round.
Rob Page’s Wales struggled to find any rhythm throughout the game and faced an uphill task Wayne Hennessey Sent late, before Iran paid them. Iran are on three points after two matches, while Wales are on one point ahead of their match against the United States next week. England will effectively qualify from Group B with a draw against America later on Friday, and will effectively win the group if they beat Greg Berhalter’s men.
Gareth Bale of Wales told the BBC after the match, “We are disappointed. It is difficult to accept but we have to go again.”
Off-field incidents occurred before the game Iranian pro-government fans harass anti-government supporters outside the stadium. contrary to their stand against EnglandThe Iranian players decided to sing the national anthem amidst loud cheers from Iranian fans on the field.
Less than five minutes later, Iran had the ball in the back of the net. Ali Gholizadeh But VAR disallowed the attempt for offside. The match ended goalless at half-time, which has now happened in the last five World Cup matches.
Iran, who had lost 6–2 to England in their opening match, were the better side after the break, and hit the woodwork twice in a matter of seconds. Sardar Azmoun A goal was scored but his effort hit the post. The ball then fell to Gholizadeh and his curling shot hit the second post before Ajmoun’s rebound was blocked by Hennessy.
Hennessey was called into action once again after 73 minutes as he produced an excellent save to deny Sayeed Ezatolahi, However, his game ended prematurely after he was shown a red card for a high challenge Mehdi Teremi With five minutes left. The goalkeeper was initially shown a yellow card but the referee overturned his decision after a VAR check.
Iran fired a wave of cheers in the 98th minute when Cheshmi struck brilliantly from the edge of the box. Regian then wrapped up the points after a quick counter-attack to clip the ball over the substitute goalkeeper danny ward,