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Two late Iran goals leave 10-man Wales on brink of World Cup exit

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Disaster for Wales at the World Cup after Welsh goalkeeper Wayne Hennessey was sent off for clash with Iranian.

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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.

Goalkeeper Wayne Hennessey was sent of for a reckless challenge as he tried to intercept a long ball, while Iran had earlier struck both posts within seconds of each other before deservedly taking all three points.

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Wales were lucky not to be behind after struggling in the first half against Iran and had a goal against them disallowed for offside.

Shortly after half-time it was hearts in mouth again for Wales as Iran struck both posts within seconds of each other.

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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.

Iran’s Sardar Azmoun smacked one post from close range before Ali Gholizadeh curled an effort from outside the box against the other.

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The post Two late Iran goals leave 10-man Wales on brink of World Cup exit first appeared on Daily News 24.

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