Iran punish Wales in stoppage time
Iran Ignoring the distractions that have dogged the team since arriving in Qatar Their World Cup campaign is in full swing As they lined up Sloppy beat Wales 0-2 Friday, giving themselves A chance to reach the knockout stage.
Iran Smashed 6-2 England But those two goals against the table-toppers in their Group B opener gave them confidence that they could compete with the European sides, and they arrived at the Ahmad Bin Ali Stadium with a point to prove. The Asian team has not made it past the group stage in the last five World Cups But Carlos Queiroz’s men will fancy their chances after a fine display as the Welsh side were reduced to 10 men late in the second half.
Top strikers Sardar Asmoun And Mehdi Taremi Both ply their trade in Europe and Queiroz, who picked just one forward against England, joined them up front to keep the Welsh defense back and on their toes throughout the game. Iran goalkeeper Alireza Beirenwand missed the game After suffering a concussion and a broken nose against England and his substitute Syed Hussain Hussaini The task at hand was too high Wales Despite scoring six goals in the opener.
A cage start saw Iran took advantage of gaps in Wales’ midfield Having a numerical advantage but lacking in discipline, it was easily overcome when the two came together Aaron Ramsey And Eight arrows Poured forward. Iran fired their first warning shot when they pounced on a weak pass and netted the ball in the first half against the run of play. Ruled out for offside.
After a goalless first half, it was only minutes into the second period when Iran erupted Asmoun and Ali Golizadeh are in the woodwork Moments later Saeed Isatolahi also had an effort saved. That sowed panic in the Welsh side, which was exhausted by the heat, and it came to a head Goalkeeper Wayne Hennessey charged outside his box and took out Taremi with a high knee., as he received a red card for his troubles. The dismissal gave the game a chance Iran Bursting with renewed vigor, they thrashed Wales with nine minutes of stoppage time added on. A deadly one-two punch To leave the Welsh fans in tears in the stands.
Rousbeh Cheshmi The substitute keeper opened the scoring with a superb long-range strike Danny Ward Scrambling before Ramin Resian Another counter-attack saw them double the lead with a chip where they outplayed their Welsh opponents.