Iran took advantage of their one-man advantage by scoring twice in stoppage time to defeat Wales 2-0 and keep themselves alive in their group now Iran is likely to qualify from this group.
Wales goalkeeper Wayne Hennessey was dismissed late in the second half for a foul beyond the penalty area, giving Iran a man advantage in the closing seconds.
Both teams failed to generate significant chances during the first half, which continued to be a dull game. But later in the game, Iran heats up the moment for a little bit by scoring 2 goals against 10 men Wales.
It was a huge win for Iran’s coach Carlos Queiróz who had faced a lot of criticism from fans for their 6-2 loss to England. After the game, he said, “I don’t have words to say thank you to our players. They were brilliant. They deserve all the respect.”
Gareth Bale was very disappointed after the lost in his post-match interview. “We’re gutted. There’s no other way to say it. It’s difficult to take, but we have to recover and try and go again.”
This FIFA World Cup is getting very exciting
Iran had been trying for a while to break the impasse as they attacked Wales nonstop. But Iran had an advantage in the game when Wales’ goalie Hennessey was sent off.
Iran completely took over the game when Wales was forced to alter their formation. But just as it appeared that the game would still go scoreless, Cheshmi scored a stunning goal to give Iran the lead.
Ramin Rezaeian added a second goal two minutes later, which put an end to the game. Iran comes in second after England in the table, while Wales is at the bottom.
And the fans are not satisfied with their team’s performance. Many fans on Twitter troll Wales on losing to Iran.
“For Iran it’s probably the biggest win since Iron Sheikh Bob Buckland at Wrestlemania“
“We have got to go to beat England”
Well, that is an interesting statement, What do you think can Iran beat England to top the group?
Raphinha stunner made a good meme for this match.
A controversial statement to put but Iran did a great job. We would love to see more games like that.
Yes, the win was deserved, well deserved. Wales was not at their best, Bale was ghosted as per many fans.