Iran vs. Wales Match Report | Highlight, Key Moments, Winner, Loser

Iran Beat Wales by 2- 0 Goals

The Match’s highlight: As of Friday, Wales will have played two matches in Group B. Their first match ended in a 0-0 draw against Morocco, and the second was a 2-1 defeat to Cedula. In their opening match, Wales battled hard against the US, but England defeated Iran in a shocking performance from their number one team. (Fri, Nov 25, 2022, 16:00) Ahmed bin Ali Stadium, Doha, Qatar. Ref: Mario Alberto Escobar Toca.

The first-ever meeting between Wales and Iran doesn’t go as well for the Red Dragons as expected, with Phil Dwyer scoring the only goal of the game. Wales have faced Asian opposition seven times in their history and have only conceded once in these games, keeping six clean sheets (W5 D2). Their most recent game was a 6-0 win against China in 2018. Since 1930, no side has had a higher ratio of their games ending in a draw than Wales.

In nine previous attempts at the World Cup, Iran has never beaten a European opponent. In their first match against England, six goals were scored by the English, who also took an extra point on MD1. Mehdi Taremi, of Iranian descent, became the first-ever Iranian player to score more than once at the World Cup when he accomplished the feat against England on May 16, 2018. He became the first player from an Asian country to net two goals in a World Cup game as well. Here are the Highlights Of the Wales Vs. Iran World Cup 2022 Match.

12′ Save

On this occasion, Moore has the first shot on target of the game. From the right, Roberts’ inswinging cross is met by Moore, who pokes his effort toward the goal. Getting a touch on it, the shot goes straight at Hosseini, with the goalie pushing away.

16′ VAR Goal

GOAL. 1-0 IRAN. Roberts gets a clear header, but the ball goes straight to the hands of Gholizadeh. Gholizadeh plays it back to Azmoun, who plays a one-two outside the box and rushes into the box to score. Unfortunately, there will be a VAR check on an offside.

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17′ Stats

Bale has made 110 appearances for Wales, surpassing Chris Gunter as the nation’s most-capped player.

30′ Brillian From Bale

Bale fails to find decisive contact on the ball, which hovers and falls in front of Hosseini.

32′ Poor Free Kick

Ramsey’s free-kick was poor. With the ball in the middle, he failed to get past the first line of defense, allowing them to clear it upfield.

34′ Stats

Wales is the only team to have played four of their six games at the World Cup that ended in draws. It has also reached an all-time low of 67 percent in the number of games a team has drawn.

42′ Good Attack

Moore sends the ball across to Wilson when he sees a wide-open goal. His shot, unfortunately, goes over the bar instead of into it.

45’+ Brilliant Volley

Hossein Noorollahi sends a dipping volley for Iran, but Hennessey is there to collect it and pass it to Daei. All Azmoun has to do is wait for the rebound, which he does to secure a well-struck goal.

45′ Stats

Queiroz’s teams, who’d only conceded seven goals to English players in their first ten games, lost 6-2 against England in Iran’s first match of the World Cup.

52′ Hit The Post

First, Azmoun hits the fence before blasting the ball into his crossbar. It then comes out to Gholizadeh, who strikes on his left. On the rebound, this time, Azmoun smashes it onto his right net but can’t get enough power to beat Hennessey.

56′ Iran Attacking

Iran has had a shift of power, which has led to exploring many different behavioral patterns within the country. The essence of life and society has changed towards one dangerous to the poorest citizens.

71′ Big Chance

Iran rolls the ball out to Hennessey after recovering possession in a corner. Men stream forward, Ramsey goes long, and Iran reclaims possession.

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73′ Save

Hennessey pulls off a sensational save! Ezatolahi’s effort was heading toward the bottom corner, but Hennessey pulled off a sensational one-handed save and pushed it away.

75′ Stats

Wales scored 14 goals across their last three major tournaments (Euro and World Cup), and at least one of them was scored by Gareth Bale or Aaron Ramsey. Wales did not make an impact when they played Iran in their second leg.

84’ Save

Iranian keeper makes a good save to deny Williams. The ball is then sent back to midfielder Joe Allen, who sees his shot pushed wide.

86’ Red CARD

Wayne Hennessey Got the red card. He is the first player in this tournament to get the Red Card.

98’ GOAL

Goal Roozbeh Cheshmi has scored. Iran is alive in this competition. Iran 1-0 Wales

100’ GOAL

GOAAAL! WHAT A STRIKE FROM Ramin! 1-0 IRAN. That’s it, the game is over. From outside the box, Ramin lashes the ball into the bottom corner, after Allen’s poked clearance rolls to her feet.

FULL TIME: Wales 0-2 Iran

Key Moments: 

98 Minutes of 2nd Half: Roozbeh Cheshmi Scored from the Outside of the Box.

100 MInutes Of 2nd Hald: Ramin scored the 2nd goal of the match. Brilliant End of this match.

  Wales Iran
Winner/Loser Los Won
Goal 2
Assists   Mehdi Taremi
Ball Possession 62% 38%
Big Chances 1 1
Passes 498 289
Accurate Passes 387(78%) 191(66%)
Total Shots (On Target) 3 6
Fouls 9 10
Yellow Card 1 2
Red Card 1
Offside 2 2
Corner 2 7
Keeper Saves 4 3
Player Of The Match   Roozbeh Chesmi

Point table of Group (B) after this match

Team Play Goal Difference Points
England 1   +4 3
Wales 2 -2 1
USA 1 1
Iran 2 -2 3

With both teams needing a win, the first half ended with the score goalless. Four minutes later, Iran thought they had taken the lead when Roberts passed the ball to Gholizadeh, who ran free toward Wales’ goal. But after a VAR check, the goal was ruled out for offside. Bale also had a speculative effort saved by Hosseini just before the break, and Noorollahi’s cross went just past Azmoun.

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Many players for Wales’ attack find themselves isolated and easily dispossessed, so their creativity is limited. As Iran has found it easy to clear the ball from Wales, Aaron Ramsey has found it difficult to find a connection. Thus, the US tactic of aggressive defense proved successful in the first half. In the second half, though, a change in tactics allows Gareth Bale to show up as he did years ago. 

After missing a few chances before scoring his equalizer, today Bale appears more potent as an individual than the last time he faced these same opponents. For Iran’s offense, having produced many opportunities through Fedor Smolov, who has troubled opposition defenses with his driving runs and crafty play, they could still win this game with one moment of brilliance from him.

Two Late goals from Iran sealed the victory for Iran. Chesmi And Ramin scored for Iran against 10 man Wales. It was a brilliant end of the match. Iran deserves the win. They played very well in the 2nd half. Iran is still alive in the tournament.


Golam Muktadir is the chief editor of Surprise Sports. He checks all the sports content and craft it to make it more digesting for the readers.


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