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Wales vs Iran LIVE: World Cup 2022 latest score, goals and updates as post and Hennessey keep Welsh alive


Wales 0-0 Iran

57 mins: Iran have stepped it up here. They’re seeing more of the ball and are getting inside Wales’ final third more frequently. A cross is whipped into the box and the ball gets headed down to Ehsan Hajsafi. He drills a first time effort but ball gets blocked.

Iran recycle it to win a corner but the set piece comes to nothing.

Wales 0-0 Iran

54 mins: Off the woodwork!

How have Iran not scored?! Aaron Ramsey loses possession deep in Iran’s half and one cutting forward pass splits Wales in half sending Sardar Azmoun flying up the pitch.

He brings the ball into the box and shoots before smoking his effort into the right hand post! The ball bounds out to Ali Gholizadeh who cuts inside and curls a left-footed strike into the other upright!

Finally Azmoun gets a head to the second rebound and nods an effort into the arms of Wayne Hennessey! Very worrying signs for Wales there but somehow they survive.

Wales 0-0 Iran

51 mins: Kieffer Moore makes a nice diagonal run over to the inside right channel as the ball gets flicked over the top. He chests it down and brings it up to the edge of the penalty area before feeding it to Conor Roberts on the overlap.

Roberts looks to cross but the offside flag eventually goes up against Moore.

Wales 0-0 Iran

48 mins: The first attacking action of the second half comes from Milad Mohammadi who whips a cross over the box from a deep position. Sardar Azmoun chases it over to the touchline on the opposite side of the pitch but can’t keep it in play.

Fortune seems to be with Wales. A blind pass from Ramsey puts Roberts under pressure on the right side and he loses possession. Iran look to move it quickly into the box but a wayward forward pass sends it straight to Wayne Hennessey in goal.

Second half: Wales 0-0 Iran

Kick off: Iran restart the match with their backs to the Red Wall of Welsh fans. There’s been no changes from either team during the half-time break.

HT Wales 0-0 Iran

Off the pitch an Iranian fan has had a shirt with the name of Mahsa Amini on it removed by security.

Mahsa Amini was arrested by Iran’s morality police in September 2022 and according to reports, she was severely beaten during her arrest and transfer to the Vozara Detention Centre.

She died in hospital on September 16th and her death has sparked protests across Iran against the government.

HT Wales 0-0 Iran

A draw doesn’t do any favours for either of these teams. Wales in particular need to win as they play England in their final group game.

The longer this game goes on without a goal more hectic the final 15-20 minutes will become.

HT Wales 0-0 Iran



Half-time: Wales 0-0 Iran

45+4 mins: There goes the whistle to signal the break. Nothing to separate the two teams in a tightly fought first half. Wales were spared some blushes after Ali Gholizadeh’s opener was chalked off due to an offside.

Things will only get more tense as the match goes on too.

Wales 0-0 Iran

45+3 mins: Chance! Wales are almost caught right before half-time. Iran work the ball into the final third for the first time in an age and probe for an opening on the right side of the pitch.

They don’t find one but the ball is knocked back to Saeed Ezatolahi who flicks a great cross into the middle. Sardar Azmoun squeezes ahead of his marker but can’t direct the ball towards goal and bounces wide of the back post.

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