Wales vs Iran: The Red Dragon’s ten men felt they had ridden their luck to another point, but Iran stole a 2-0 victory in stoppage time.
Wales vs Iran: Iran Beat Wales by 2 straight Goals
Roozbeh Cheshmi scored in the eighth minute of extra time to break Wales’ resistance. He managed to score the goal after goalkeeper Wayne Hennessey was issued a straight red card in the 84th minute. Hennessey got the red card for racing off his line and fouling Mehdi Taremi.
Ramin Rezaeian scored off another quick counter-attack with a crisp finish past substitute goalkeeper Danny Ward.
Wales were looking for a win to boost their chances of reaching the knockout stages after coming from behind to draw 1-1 with the USA in their opening game, but they struggled to break down Iran, with Gareth Bale, who became their most-capped player on his 110th appearance, unable to inspire any more heroics.
As a result, Rob Page’s side will need to beat England in their final Group B game if they are to advance to the last 16. While Iran, who have improved significantly since their 6-2 loss to Gareth Southgate’s side, have renewed hopes of doing so for the first time.
Ten-man Wales suffered World Cup heartbreak when Iran beat 2-0 in second-half stoppage time, leaving their knockout hopes hanging by a thread.