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Wales 0-2 Iran: 10-man Dragons fall to stoppage time defeat to dampen World Cup hopes

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Iran scored twice in stoppage time to boost their hopes of qualifying for the World Cup knockout stages with their deserved win over Wales.

Both nations went into this game ideally needing a win to give themselves a better chance of reaching the knockout stages of the World Cup.

This made for a very tense group game. Iran were arguably the better side in the first half but the best chance fell Kieffer Moore’s way. The striker’s shot from close range was saved.

Iran came on strong in the second half and they struck the post twice in a matter of seconds in the 52nd minute as the game somehow remained level.

Wayne Hennessey was forced into action with around 15 minutes to keep out a low shot from Saeid Ezatolahi.

The Nottingham Forest goalkeeper was sent off ten minutes later as he wiped out Mehdi Taremi outside of the penalty area. It was clearly a red card offence but VAR had to intervene as the 35-year-old was initially booked.

Iran made the most of their man advantage in stoppage time. Roozbeh Cheshmi netted from range in the 98th minute before Ramin Rezaeian added a second before the fin…

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