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Iran defeat 10-man Wales with two stoppage-time goals as Henessey sees red for “crazy” tackle

Iran defeat Wales
Wales' chances of qualifying for the Round-of-16 of the 2022 FIFA World Cup hangs on by a thread after suffering a 2 - 0 defeat to Iran.

The win sees Iran go top of Group B temporarily until the match between England and the USA later today. Wales on the other hand are on the other end of the table with one point from two and a goal difference of minus two.

Wales had held on to a 0 – 0 score line until the 85th minute when Wayne Henessey’s tackle of Mehdi Taremi was subject to a VAR review. The horrific tackle was initially deemed to be a yellow-card offense but the VAR review erased all doubts.

Following the sending off, Leicester City goalie Danny Ward was subbed in for Aaron Ramsey, but he could not prevent Roozbeh Cheshmi from scoring eight minutes into stoppage time.

Things went from bad to worse for Wales shortly before the final whistle as the Iranians once against capitalized on their man advantage to double their lead through Ramin Rezaeian.

Speaking on the sending off, former Wales  Danny Gabbidon said: “Wayne Hennessey can have no complaints. A big moment in the game.”

The victory for Iran is nothing short of what they deserve after putting up an impressive all-round performance against the Welsh.

In the first-half, they had a well-worked goal ruled out for for offside and struck the post twice in the second half.

Wales must now win in their final game against England and hope the remaining matches go in their favour if they are to qualify for the next round of the tournament.

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