Iran scores two goals after Wales goalkeeper gets a red card, winning 2-0. Iran dominated after regular Wales goalkeeper Wayne Hennessey was shown a red card in the 86th minute.
Iranian striker Rouzbeh Cheshmi scored in the eighth minute of extra time to give Iran victory over Wales.
Cheshmi’s shot could not be saved by Wales’ backup goalkeeper Danny Ward even with a diving dive. He replaced regular goalkeeper Wayne Hennessey.
While Wales recovered from the blow of the first goal, Ramin Quilt scored the second goal within two minutes. The final whistle rang just a few seconds after his goal.
After this match, while the way forward for Iran was opened, the difficulties increased for Wales, who reached the World Cup for the first time since 1958.
Iran scores two goals after Wales goalkeeper gets a red card: Wales played the second match after drawing 1-1 with America in the first match.
At the same time, Iran was defeated 6-2 by strong contenders England. Even in the match against England, Iran’s Mehdi Taremi showed the team’s intentions by scoring two goals in the last minute.
With the same confidence, the team did not make any mistakes this time. It was very important for Wales to win this match after playing a draw in the first match.
The match was closely fought throughout the match, but a foul on Taremi by Wales goalkeeper Hennessy in the 86th minute turned the tide of the match.
He received a red card for this, which shook the morale of the Wales team. Iran took full advantage of this.
For Wales, who reached the World Cup after 64 years, the defeat in the match was like a dream break. Now Wales has to face England in the last match of the group stage.
Gareth Bale, playing in his 110th match, holds the record for most matches played for Wales.
Iran vs Wales 2-0.