Last statistic. Wales have not won a World Cup since 1958. The fans saw the first red card of the championship in the game against Iran, when Wales goalkeeper Wayne Hennessy could not run out of the pelty area and hit his opponent on the head with his knee. Then the Europeans struck two shots on goal in the arrangement. Iran’s euphoria was caused by scorers Ruzbe Chesmi and Ramin Rezayan, who underlined the victory with a score of 2:0 with their strikes.
Iranian footballers beat a weakened Wales 2-0 at the World Cup in Qatar. After a 2-6 thrashing of England on Monday, the Asian team has stepped up significantly in the play-off game. On the contrary, the Dragons did not win in Group B even for the second time, at the beginning of the championship they tied 1:1 with the USA.
In the second half, Iran quickly hit the crossbar twice in a row. In the 86th minute, Wales were weakened by the sending off of goalkeeper Wayne Hennessy. Iran put pressure on the powerplay and in the eighth minute of regulation, substitute defender Ruzbe Chesmi scored his team’s winning goal with a shot from outside the box. Ramin Rezakhian added another security.
From the first whistle, fast-paced football began to play, but there were few chances. In the 12th minute, Moore reached for Roberts’ cross, but Iranian goalkeeper Hossein Hosseini cleared the ball. On the other hand, Golizade scored a goal, but the goal was not counted due to offside.
Iran played more after the break. He missed three chances in 11 seconds. Azmoun hit the post from the pelty area, Golizade subsequently maged to do the same from outside the pelty area, and Azmoun headed the goalkeeper Hennessy from the goal post. In the 72nd minute, the Welsh goalkeeper saved Ezatolahi’s shot for a corner.
In the 83rd minute, Hosseini took a shot from Ben Davis from the edge of the pelty area for a corner. Soon after, Hennessy hit Taremi instead of the ball as he ran out. Referee Escobar first gave the Welsh goalkeeper a yellow card, but was sent off after video referee intervention.
Iran immediately sensed the opportunity and increased the intensity. Chesme’s hit was his reward. Wales then opened the game in an attempt to equalize, but Iran set the fil score thanks to Rezajian due to a recount.
Iran has won only the second of the last 12 World Cup matches. He took revenge on the 44-year-old team of the island for a 0-1 home defeat in the preparation, which was the only mutual duel to date. Wales failed to win for the seventh time in a row.
Guests: 90+8. Cheshmi, 90+11. Rezayan
Home: Hennessy – Mepham, Rodon, Be. Davis – C. Roberts (57. B. Johnson), Ampadu (77. Allen), Ramsey (87. Ward), Ne. Williams – Bale (C), K. Moore, H. Wilson (58. D. James).
Guests: Hossein – Rezayan, Pouraliganji, Hossein, Mohammadi – Golizade (77. Jahanbakhsh), Nurollahi (78. Chesmi), Ezatolahi (83. Karimi), Haysafi (K) (77. Torabi) – Azmun (68. Ansarifard), Taremi.
Home: Davis, Ward, Allen, Kabango, Colville, Gunter, Harris, James, Johnson, Levitt, Lockyer, Morrell, Smith, Thomas, Williams
Guests: Abadzade, Amiri, Ansarifard, Goddos, Chesmi, Jahanbakhsh, Jalali, Kaanizadegan, Karimi, Khalilzade, Moharrami, Niyazmand, Torabi
Home: Rodon, Hennessy (FROM)
Escobar (GUA) – Wales (TTO), Mora (CRC)
Ahmed bin Ali Stadium, Al Rayyan
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