Hennessey will be sent here.
84 min: It starts! Taremi beats Hennessey on a long ball, 30 yards from goal, and is devastated. The referee gives a yellow card, which can only be because he thought Neco Williams was covering. Personally, I think it’s a clear goalscoring opportunity.
83 min: Good save from Hosseini! Williams’ long-range shot is unintentionally blocked by Moore, but he is alert enough to return the ball to Davies at the edge of the area. He crushes a rising drive that is pushed by the Hosseini jump. A good save, even if he expected to make it.
83 mins: Iran substitution And now they have none, unless the game goes into overtime: Ezatolahi is replaced by Ali Karimi.
82 minutes Ezatolahi suffers from cramps. Iran there is one replacement left.
80 minutes Gareth Bale did nothing. No. Nothing. The square root of all cum. If I was a Iran endure, the principle “it’s too quiet” would haunt me.
79 minutes “That says a lot about how the Wales the fans at the stadium must be,” Kári Tulinius begins, “as they cheered loudly as they won a throw-in near the halfway line. Enjoy the last twenty minutes!
78 minutes: Wales substitution Joe Allen, absent since mid-September, replaces Ethan Ampadu.
78 min: Triple substitution for Iran After much confusion, Ali Jahanbakhsh, Mehdi Torabi and Rouzbeh Cheshmi replace Gholidazeh, Hajisafi and Nourollahi.
75 minutes For most of the match, Iran played on the break, but at the moment they are everywhere Wales like a cheap cliche. If Gareth Bale were to write another screenplay, it would be a decent moment.
74 minutes “A draw is good,” argues Matt Mony. “If it even ends, and assuming England beat the United States, then England are guaranteed to go through as group winners. That means they could face a weaker side in the final game. , with a lack of intensity à la Gijon. Is this how I dreamed Wales would pass? No. Would I take it? Absolutely!”
73 min: Nice save from Hennessey! Wales is right on the edge here. Ezatolahi diverts the ball from a Wales player in the D and sweeps a low right-footed drive to the far corner. Hennessey, who must have seen him late, gets to his right and passes him with his fingertips around the post. It’s a very good stop.
72 minutes The cross of Gholizadeh is strafed by Rodon. The corner is taken aback and finally arrives at Pouraliganji, whose shot is blocked.
71 minutes Ezatolahi’s angled cross from beyond the far post is headed down by Pouraliganji, still high from a corner, and Hennessey quickly comes off his line to claim. Wales looking tired now.
70 minutes Sheesh, it’s tense. If it stays like that, the winners will be the USA, even if it’s quite complicated. A draw is not the end of the world, nor the world Cup.
69 minutes Rearrange these letters: SFF.
68 mins: Iran substitution Karim Ansarifard replaces Sardar Azmoun, who crashed.
67 minutes Johnson slows down in the area, then drives past Mohammadi and drives a low cross towards the near post. Bale misses a kick attempt behind his standing leg and Iran release.
It was good from Johnson, just the kind of no frills racing Wales want him and James.
66 minutes Iran have been heavy-footed at times in this hame, and Pouraliganji leaves a bit on Moore after a free-kick has been delivered.
65 minutes The resulting corner hits the blind Johnson and runs to safety. Iran appeal in vain for handball. He touched her hand, but it was quite close to her body. VAR is not interested.
64 minutes Another very dangerous break from Taremi. He runs 40 yards, Mepham backpedaling all the way, then moves the ball inside for a shot that is crucially blocked by the covering Ampadu.
64 minutes “I hope one or both of them will prove me wrong and score worlds to win the match for Walesbegins Michael Gibson. “But on proof of that and the game against USA, Bale and Ramsey are looking beyond. Ramsey in particular is a shadow of the player he once was, I’ve lost count of how many times he gave the ball away. Bale walks around the pitch as if taking a long victory lap. So guys, prove me wrong!
63 minutes Taremi leads another break and slips an oblique pass to the unmarked Rezaeian on the right side of the area. James stretches to push the ball in behind for a corner, an important element of defence.
62 minutes Be sure to click for the full image.
62 minutes A dangerous cross from Williams eludes everyone in the middle.
61 minutes As the old saying goes, it’s better to be lucky than to be down 1-0 in a match not to be lost. world Cup Game.
61 minutes Iran have a replacement ready but Azmoun wants to continue. He had a hell of a shift today.
60 minutes Azmoun is down again. I think his game might be over.
59 minutes This is the revised version Wales formation, 4-2-3-1. Hennessey; N Williams, Mepham, Rodon, Davies; Ramsey, Ampadu; Johnson, Ball, James; Moore.
57 minutes Mohammadi fouls Wilson, which gives Rob Page the chance to make a double substitution.
Brennan Johnson and Dan James replace Harry Wilson and Connor Roberts, meaning a) pace, b) pace and c) switch to 4-2-3-1.
56 minutes Now Hajisafi has a shot blocked I think by Mepham. Wales are suspended.
55 minutes Ramsey is fouled 35 yards from goal, right of centre. Wilson’s free kick is mediocre, straight into the arms of Hosseini.
53 minutes At the other end, Moore beats Hosseini through Bale’s cross and heads for the roof of the net. Maybe the ref gave Moore a foul, I’m not sure; anyway, it was at best half a chance.
51 mins: Iran hit the post twice in 10 seconds! Scenes galore! First, Azmoun rumbled into the box from Nourollahi’s oblique pass, held Rodon back and hit a shot against the right post. Gholizadeh kept the ball alive and fashioned an extravagant long-range curler that beat the flying Hennessey and hit the left-hand post. He bounced off Azmoun, who was off balance and could only head straight for a very grateful Hennessey.
50 minutes Full of Wales possession at the start of the second half, even if it is well ahead of the Iranian defense. Moore makes a run behind, bottom right, but is flagged offside.
49 minutes “I’m sitting at my desk, with the game on an iPad under my work screens, a few feet from my boss,” Matt writes, um let’s change his name just in case, Bony. “I wish I could say I was on the beers, but I don’t think I could get away with it. I should have thought of an Irish coffee, though. And strong chewing gum.
48 minutes Another dubious square pass, this time from Ramsey, puts Wales in trouble. It’s stolen and sent to Azmoun, who is well tackled by Mepham in the box.
47 minutes “Hello Mr Smyth”, writes Bill Hargreaves. “After the eagle-eyed reader notices that Titus is, in fact, the “Awesome” Harry Grout (Porridge)I was wondering if Rob Page might have a hint of Bernard ”Orrible’ Ives about him?
“Southgate is, it must be said, Barraclough, making the intriguing Harry Kane, Fletch; Gareth Bale being his Lenny Godber. During the casting, is Didier Deschamps Mr. MacKay? I have John Stones as Luke Warm.
“Sincerely, Blanco Webb.”
46 minutes Peeppeep! Iran start the second half, without change on either side. Still.
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“Hello from Swansea!” said Rob Morgan. “I can confirm that a number of us are indeed on beers, lots of pubs have kindly opened early for the game.
“Also regarding the playlist, and in honor of my hometown/team, I think we would need SWANS there?”
Well, if you insist.
The BBC team say it’s a must-play game. This is not quite the case. It’s a bit complicated, but if it’s a draw and England beat the USA tonight – if, if, if – both Wales and Iran will always have its destiny in its hands.
(Edit: no, they won’t, I’m a moron, but Iran would know that a win over the United States would test them unless Wales beat England.)
“It’s hot and Wales were a bit embarrassed by Iran,” says BBC commentator Steve Wilson.
Wales had most of the ball but Iran were the most dangerous team on the counterattack. Ali Gholizadeh and Sardar Azmoun combined for a fantastic goal which was ruled out for offside; at the other end, Kieffer Moore’s flying volley was cleared away by Hossein Hosseini.
45+4 mins The resulting free kick ricochets dangerously around the box before being cleared. Then Nourollahi unleashes a long shot well held by Hennessey. It was straight on him but bounced awkwardly just ahead.
45+3 mins Rodon is cautioned for an absurd slip foul on Taremi.
45+2 mins Iran patiently work the ball down the right, until Ezatolahi suddenly whips a fantastic cross towards the six-yard line. Azmoun and Rodon both rush for the ball, but he avoids them both and rebounds safely. Azmoun was on the edge of the goal and for a split second it looked like he was going to score.
45 minutes There will be four additional minutes.