World Cup 2022 highlights: Iran pulls away 2-0 after Wales keeper is sent off – FOX Sports

The 2022 FIFA World Cup continued on Friday with Iran shutting out Wales 2-0 at Ahmed bin Ali Stadium in Qatar. The red card right before stoppage time to Wales keeper Wayne Hennessey gave Iran a man advantage and helped them push across the late goal by Roozbeh Cheshmi and earned Iran its first points of the tournament.

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Wales vs Iran Highlights | 2022 FIFA World Cup

Iran delivers two goals in stoppage time to earn 2-0 win over Wales.

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Wales vs. Iran

12′: So close!

Kieffer Moore of Wales very nearly put the first goal on the board but was saved by Iranian keeper Hossein Hosseini on a point-blank attempt!

And the game remains scoreless!

15′: No goal!

Ali Gholizadeh looked as if he had put Iran ahead for the first time in the tournament, but the goal was ruled out after a VAR review.

Iran’s Ali Gholizadeh’s goal was overturned by offside call | 2022 FIFA World Cup

Iran’s Ali Gholizadeh goal was overturned by offside call in the 16th minute against Wales.


With the match producing zero goals in the first half, this match has so far produced a result that would be very beneficial for the USMNT. If a tie was produced it would allow the United States to survive a loss to England, especially if there are no goals helping in a potential goal differential tiebreaker as well.

51′: Off the post not once, but twice!

Iran comes so close again! Sardar Azmoun hits the right post with a right-footed shot from the right side of the box after getting a through ball following a fast break. 

Right after, Ali Gholizadeh has a beautiful left-footed shot from just outside the box that hits the left post and the rebound header by Sardar Azmoun for Iran is saved by Wales keeper Wayne Hennessey

Somehow it is still tied!

Iran can’t capitalize on three shot attempts, including two that hit the post.

Iran misses multiple opportunities to score after making an unreal triple shot sequence by Sardar Azmoun and Ali Gholizadeh in the 52nd minute against Wales.

73′: Just a bit outside

Iran narrowly misses a right-footed shot from just outside the box by Saeid Ezatolahi as it just rolls by the left post.

84′: Red Card!

VAR upgrades a foul by Wales keeper Wayne Hennessey from a yellow card to a red card and Hennessey is disqualified. Wales will be playing with 10 men for the rest of the match.

Keeper Danny Ward has replaced Hennessey in net.

Wales keeper Wayne Hennessy receives red card after nasty out-of-the-box collision with Iran player | 2022 FIFA World Cup

Wales’ Wayne Hennessy receives red card after a nasty out-of-the-box collision against Iran’s Mehdi Taremi in the 82nd minute.

98′: Goal!

Iran midfielder Roozbeh Cheshmi delivers right footed shot from outside the box to the bottom right corner by Wales backup keeper Danny Ward!

Iran’s first lead this World Cup!

Iran’s Roozbeh Cheshmi score gives Iran late lead.

In Iran’s second match, Roozbeh Cheshmi’s late goal gives Iran its first lead of the World Cup.

101′: Iran scores another Goal!

Iran scores again! Ramin Rezaeian drives right footed shot off pass from Mehdi Taremi from the center of the box to the back of the net!

Iran has scored two goals in just three minutes!

Rezaeian gives Iran 2-0 lead in stoppage time

Ramin Rezaeian drives home a late goal in the 101′ to seal the first win for the Iranians.

Setting the stage

Iran is aiming to beat European opposition for the first time at the World Cup. But the anthems brought chills.

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