Wayne Hennessey Robert Page Sport Usa city Doha Iran World Cup 2022 soccer Wayne Hennessey Robert Page Sport Usa city Doha Iran

Iran hit ten-man Wales with injury-time sucker-punch

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Wales' hopes of making the knockout stages of the World Cup were left hanging by a thread following a 2-0 defeat to Iran.Substitute Rouzbeh Cheshmi and Rezaeian Ramin struck in stoppage time to secure only Iran's third World Cup victory and one they fully merited at the Ahmad Bin Ali Stadium in Doha.Robert Page's players had described this as a must-win game after drawing against the United States, but Wales were second-best throughout and lost goalkeeper Wayne Hennessey to a red card in the closing stages.Wales will now have to beat England in their final group game on Tuesday to reach the round of 16, something they have not achieved since 1984.Rouzbeh Cheshmi gives Iran a deserved 1-0 lead.

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