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

Written by on 25th November 2022

Two late goals by Iran have left Wales’ World Cup hopes hanging by a thread.

Goals scored by Rouzbeh Cheshmi and Ramin Rezaeian in stoppage time gave Wales their first loss of the campaign.

It came after Wales goalkeeper Wayne Hennessey was shown a red-card late in the match.
He came steaming out of his penalty area and missed an attempted clearance, clattering Iranian striker Mehdi Taremi in the process.

Initially given a yellow card, following a VAR check after protests from the Iranian team, match referee Mario Escobar changed his mind and sent the Welsh goalie off the pitch, reducing the Welsh side down to 10 men.

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