2022-11-25 14:08:37

World Cup 2022: Can Wales still go through after Iran defeat?

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By Mark White

Wales fans were left crushed by their side's surprise 2-0 defeat to Iran at the World Cup 2022, with Rob Page's side having taken just one point from a possible six in Qatar thus far.

Following Monday's 1-1 draw with the USA – thanks to a late penalty from talisman Gareth Bale – the Dragons were hoping to give their chances of qualification from Group B a massive boost against Iran on Friday. They were the hot favourites to seal all three points for that game.

Yet a red card to goalkeeper Wayne Hennessey, with the scores at 0-0, proved costly. Depleted Wales were hit by two late goals and went back-to-back games without a win. The defeat leaves them bottom of a group also containing England, who they face on Tuesday.

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