The World Cup in Qatar saw its first red card and first bout of late late drama as Iran scored stoppage time goals through Roozbech Chesmi and Ramin Rezaeian to sink a miserable Wales side in Group B.
Wales were poor and somehow survived until the 90 minute mark, after Iran had a goal disallowed early on and saw two efforts cannon off the woodwork in the second half. But after Wayne Hennessey was sent off for clattering into Iran striker Mehdi Taremi late in the game, the Welsh defence crumbled to a 2-0 defeat, which consigns them to bottom of the group
As for Iran, Carlos Queiroz will have been delighted with his side’s resurgent performance after being beaten 6-2 by England in their opening group contest. See how the action unfolded below with Standard Sport’s live blog, featuring expert analysis from Malik Ouzia at Ahmad bin Ali Stadium.