AL RAYYAN, Nov 25 — Iran scored twice in the remaining times of stoppage time to hold alive their hopes of reaching the Planet Cup knockout levels for the first time with a thrilling final-gasp victory over a shocked 10-man Wales.
Wales, who experienced keeper Wayne Hennessey sent off late in the match, appeared to have survived the Iranian onslaught in their Group B face at Al Rayyan’s Ahmad Bin Ali Stadium, ahead of substitute Rouzbeh Cheshmi identified the internet and Ramin Rezaeian sealed the get with seconds remaining.
Iran experienced occur out preventing in the next 50 percent and hit the post two times in a subject of seconds, with Sardar Azmoun’s shot rebounding to Ali Gholizadeh, whose observe-up cannoned off the upright and again to the waiting around Azmoun, who headed tamely into keeper Hennessey’s hands.
Iran, whose Entire world Cup squad has been distracted by a political crisis at residence, arrived close again on 72 minutes when Hennessey got a fingertip on Saeid Ezatolahi’s shot, then piled on the stress right after Hennessey was despatched off for harmful perform when he billed out of his space and clattered into the onrushing Mehdi Taremi. — Reuters