2022-11-25 12:43:00

For once, Bale is helpless! World Cup heartbreak for Wales as Iran's late show slays 10-man Dragons

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By Chris Burton
  • Hennessey sent off for the Welsh
  • Page's men rode their luck throughout
  • Dramatic twist in stoppage-time

TELL ME MORE: Rob Pages side headed into their second outing of the 2022 World Cup hoping to take a sizeable step towards the last 16, but ultimately found themselves slipping into reverse. Wales created the first big chance of the game, with Kieffer Moore seeing a stabbed volley from six yards smartly beaten away, but they could have been behind after 15 minutes. A poor pass from Connor Roberts caused problems and Ali Gholizadeh eventually walked the ball over the line, but VAR came to the rescue for the Welsh defence as a tight offside call was confirmed.

A lack of quality at both ends of the field did neither side any favours from that point, with promising attacks and sloppy final passes failing to deliver a breakthrough. Iran hit the woodwork on two occasions within a matter of seconds shortly after half-time, but Wales rode their luck.

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