Daily uk news Wales 0-0 Iran LIVE: Rob Page's men are somehow holding on under a BARRAGE of pressure from Iran, who also had a goal disallowed for offside as the Welsh struggle in sweltering Doha PremierLeague-News.Com

PremierLeague-News.Com - Wales will hope to make a giant leap towards the World Cup last-16 as they take on Iran in their second group fixture. Join Sportsmail's ADAM SHERGOLD for live coverage.

Daily uk news Wales 0-0 Iran LIVE: Rob Page's men are somehow holding on under a BARRAGE of pressure from Iran, who also had a goal disallowed for offside as the Welsh struggle in sweltering Doha PremierLeague-News.Com

PremierLeague-News.Com - Wales will hope to make a giant leap towards the World Cup last-16 as they take on Iran in their second group fixture. Join Sportsmail's ADAM SHERGOLD for live coverage.

Daily uk news Wales 0-0 Iran LIVE: Rob Page's men are somehow holding on under a BARRAGE of pressure from Iran, who also had a goal disallowed for offside as the Welsh struggle in sweltering Doha PremierLeague-News.Com
25 November 2022 - 11:45

PremierLeague-News.Com - Breaking Sport Transfer News ! Follow Sportsmail's live blog for the World Cup Group B clash between Wales and Iran.  {"@context":"http://schema.org","@type":"LiveBlogPosting","coverageEndTime":"2022-11-25T11:44:05+00:00","coverageStartTime":"2022-11-25T06:00:17+00:00","dateModified":"2022-11-25T11:44:05+00:00","datePublished":"2022-11-25T06:00:17+00:00","description":"Wales will hope to make a giant leap towards the World Cup last-16 as they take on Iran in the second of their Group B fixtures at the Ahmad bin Ali Stadium in Al Rayyan. Gareth Bale's late penalty earned them a deserved draw in their opener on Monday and three points here would put them in a strong position to make the knockout rounds in their first World Cup since 1958. Join Sportsmail's ADAM SHERGOLD for live coverage.","headline":"Wales 0-0 Iran LIVE: Rob Page's team clinging on as Azmoun and then Gholizadeh hit the post in quick...","liveBlogUpdate":[{"@type":"BlogPosting","articleBody":"81min: Now Saeid Ezataolahi is down with cramp and is rolling around theatrically. Morteza Pouraliganji helps him out with the stretching.\nThis is seriously tense…","author":{"@type":"Person","name":"Adam Shergold"},"dateModified":"2022-11-25T11:44:46+00:00","datePublished":"2022-11-25T11:44:05+00:00","headline":"Wales 0-0 Iran","mainEntityOfPage":{"@id":"https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/live/article-11462439/Wales-vs-Iran-World-Cup-2022-Live-Result.html","@type":"WebPage"},"publisher":{"@id":"https://www.dailymail.co.uk#publisher"},"url":"https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/live/article-11462439/Wales-vs-Iran-World-Cup-2022-Live-Result.html#lc-id-76","image":"https://i.dailymail.co.uk/1s/2022/11/25/11/64931991-0-image-m-45_1669375452045.jpg"},{"@type":"BlogPosting","articleBody":"79min: Wales manage to get themselves upfield, which has been a rare occurrence in the second-half. Dan James goes to ground and there’s a brief flashpoint. Not a free-kick.","author":{"@type":"Person","name":"Adam Shergold"},"dateModified":"2022-11-25T11:43:05+00:00","datePublished":"2022-11-25T11:41:41+00:00","headline":"Wales 0-0 Iran","mainEntityOfPage":{"@id":"https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/live/article-11462439/Wales-vs-Iran-World-Cup-2022-Live-Result.html","@type":"WebPage"},"publisher":{"@id":"https://www.dailymail.co.uk#publisher"},"url":"https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/live/article-11462439/Wales-vs-Iran-World-Cup-2022-Live-Result.html#lc-id-75","image":"https://i.dailymail.co.uk/1s/2022/11/25/11/64931991-0-image-m-45_1669375452045.jpg"},{"@type":"BlogPosting","articleBody":"76min: Changes afoot for both sides - Iran bring on three new players - on come Cheshmi, Torabi and Jahanbakhsh.\nMeanwhile, Wales bring on Joe Allen for Ethan Ampadu.","author":{"@type":"Person","name":"Adam Shergold"},"dateModified":"2022-11-25T11:39:40+00:00","datePublished":"2022-11-25T11:39:40+00:00","headline":"Wales 0-0 Iran","mainEntityOfPage":{"@id":"https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/live/article-11462439/Wales-vs-Iran-World-Cup-2022-Live-Result.html","@type":"WebPage"},"publisher":{"@id":"https://www.dailymail.co.uk#publisher"},"url":"https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/live/article-11462439/Wales-vs-Iran-World-Cup-2022-Live-Result.html#lc-id-74","image":"https://i.dailymail.co.uk/1s/2022/11/25/11/64931991-0-image-m-45_1669375452045.jpg"},{"@type":"BlogPosting","articleBody":"73min: Wales under severe pressure now and Hennessey gets down brilliantly in the far corner to push away a shot by Saeid Ezatolahi. They need to hold firm here.","author":{"@type":"Person","name":"Adam Shergold"},"dateModified":"2022-11-25T11:37:33+00:00","datePublished":"2022-11-25T11:35:57+00:00","headline":"Wales 0-0 Iran","mainEntityOfPage":{"@id":"https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/live/article-11462439/Wales-vs-Iran-World-Cup-2022-Live-Result.html","@type":"WebPage"},"publisher":{"@id":"https://www.dailymail.co.uk#publisher"},"url":"https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/live/article-11462439/Wales-vs-Iran-World-Cup-2022-Live-Result.html#lc-id-73","image":"https://i.dailymail.co.uk/1s/2022/11/25/11/1669376212578_lc_galleryImage_Soccer_Football_FIFA_Worl.JPG"},{"@type":"BlogPosting","articleBody":"71min: Into the last 20 minutes as Iran swing in a corner that is over-hit. The ball is re-delivered but Hennessey is alert to the danger.","author":{"@type":"Person","name":"Adam Shergold"},"dateModified":"2022-11-25T11:33:27+00:00","datePublished":"2022-11-25T11:33:27+00:00","headline":"Wales 0-0 Iran","mainEntityOfPage":{"@id":"https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/live/article-11462439/Wales-vs-Iran-World-Cup-2022-Live-Result.html","@type":"WebPage"},"publisher":{"@id":"https://www.dailymail.co.uk#publisher"},"url":"https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/live/article-11462439/Wales-vs-Iran-World-Cup-2022-Live-Result.html#lc-id-72","image":"https://i.dailymail.co.uk/1s/2022/11/25/11/64931991-0-image-m-45_1669375452045.jpg"},{"@type":"BlogPosting","articleBody":"68min: Sardar Azmoun will have to accept defeat here and is being replaced by Karim Ansarifard for the final 20-odd minutes.","author":{"@type":"Person","name":"Adam Shergold"},"dateModified":"2022-11-25T11:33:40+00:00","datePublished":"2022-11-25T11:30:29+00:00","headline":"Wales 0-0 Iran","mainEntityOfPage":{"@id":"https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/live/article-11462439/Wales-vs-Iran-World-Cup-2022-Live-Result.html","@type":"WebPage"},"publisher":{"@id":"https://www.dailymail.co.uk#publisher"},"url":"https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/live/article-11462439/Wales-vs-Iran-World-Cup-2022-Live-Result.html#lc-id-71","image":"https://i.dailymail.co.uk/1s/2022/11/25/11/64931991-0-image-m-45_1669375452045.jpg"},{"@type":"BlogPosting","articleBody":"67min: An injection of pad by Brennan Johnson, who gets down the right to the byline and tried to get the ball into Gareth Bale. Iran just about do enough to snuff out the danger.","author":{"@type":"Person","name":"Adam Shergold"},"dateModified":"2022-11-25T11:29:47+00:00","datePublished":"2022-11-25T11:29:47+00:00","headline":"Wales 0-0 Iran","mainEntityOfPage":{"@id":"https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/live/article-11462439/Wales-vs-Iran-World-Cup-2022-Live-Result.html","@type":"WebPage"},"publisher":{"@id":"https://www.dailymail.co.uk#publisher"},"url":"https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/live/article-11462439/Wales-vs-Iran-World-Cup-2022-Live-Result.html#lc-id-70","image":"https://i.dailymail.co.uk/1s/2022/11/25/11/64931991-0-image-m-45_1669375452045.jpg"},{"@type":"BlogPosting","articleBody":"64min: That’s a crucial block by Ampadu, who tracked back to stop Taremi from getting a shot away after he’d weaved his way into the Wales box.","author":{"@type":"Person","name":"Adam Shergold"},"dateModified":"2022-11-25T11:26:42+00:00","datePublished":"2022-11-25T11:26:42+00:00","headline":"Wales 0-0 Iran","mainEntityOfPage":{"@id":"https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/live/article-11462439/Wales-vs-Iran-World-Cup-2022-Live-Result.html","@type":"WebPage"},"publisher":{"@id":"https://www.dailymail.co.uk#publisher"},"url":"https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/live/article-11462439/Wales-vs-Iran-World-Cup-2022-Live-Result.html#lc-id-69","image":"https://i.dailymail.co.uk/1s/2022/11/25/11/64931991-0-image-m-45_1669375452045.jpg"},{"@type":"BlogPosting","articleBody":"63min: Ethan Ampadu slips over and Iran break to win a corner. It’s not the best delivery and Wayne Hennessey will lap that up.","author":{"@type":"Person","name":"Adam Shergold"},"dateModified":"2022-11-25T11:25:32+00:00","datePublished":"2022-11-25T11:25:32+00:00","headline":"Wales 0-0 Iran","mainEntityOfPage":{"@id":"https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/live/article-11462439/Wales-vs-Iran-World-Cup-2022-Live-Result.html","@type":"WebPage"},"publisher":{"@id":"https://www.dailymail.co.uk#publisher"},"url":"https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/live/article-11462439/Wales-vs-Iran-World-Cup-2022-Live-Result.html#lc-id-68","image":"https://i.dailymail.co.uk/1s/2022/11/25/11/64931991-0-image-m-45_1669375452045.jpg"},{"@type":"BlogPosting","articleBody":"59min: A pause in play and Iran may be about to lose their most dangerous player here in Sardar Azmoun, who went down clutching his leg. But he is continuing for the time being.","author":{"@type":"Person","name":"Adam Shergold"},"dateModified":"2022-11-25T11:24:46+00:00","datePublished":"2022-11-25T11:22:51+00:00","headline":"Wales 0-0 Iran","mainEntityOfPage":{"@id":"https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/live/article-11462439/Wales-vs-Iran-World-Cup-2022-Live-Result.html","@type":"WebPage"},"publisher":{"@id":"https://www.dailymail.co.uk#publisher"},"url":"https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/live/article-11462439/Wales-vs-Iran-World-Cup-2022-Live-Result.html#lc-id-67","image":"https://i.dailymail.co.uk/1s/2022/11/25/11/64931991-0-image-m-45_1669375452045.jpg"},{"@type":"BlogPosting","articleBody":"57min: Here come those two changes for Wales in an attempt to change the course of this contest.\nOff go Connor Roberts and Harry Wilson, on come Dan James and Brennan Johnson.","author":{"@type":"Person","name":"Adam Shergold"},"dateModified":"2022-11-25T11:19:43+00:00","datePublished":"2022-11-25T11:19:43+00:00","headline":"Wales 0-0 Iran","mainEntityOfPage":{"@id":"https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/live/article-11462439/Wales-vs-Iran-World-Cup-2022-Live-Result.html","@type":"WebPage"},"publisher":{"@id":"https://www.dailymail.co.uk#publisher"},"url":"https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/live/article-11462439/Wales-vs-Iran-World-Cup-2022-Live-Result.html#lc-id-66","image":"https://i.dailymail.co.uk/1s/2022/11/25/11/64931991-0-image-m-45_1669375452045.jpg"},{"@type":"BlogPosting","articleBody":"55min: Wales try to respond and Kieffer Moore loops a header over the bar.\nNow they win a free-kick and load up the box but Harry Wilson’s ball is a poor one and the keeper collects it.\nBrennan Williams and Dan James are primed to come on for Wales.","author":{"@type":"Person","name":"Adam Shergold"},"dateModified":"2022-11-25T11:17:05+00:00","datePublished":"2022-11-25T11:17:05+00:00","headline":"Wales 0-0 Iran","mainEntityOfPage":{"@id":"https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/live/article-11462439/Wales-vs-Iran-World-Cup-2022-Live-Result.html","@type":"WebPage"},"publisher":{"@id":"https://www.dailymail.co.uk#publisher"},"url":"https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/live/article-11462439/Wales-vs-Iran-World-Cup-2022-Live-Result.html#lc-id-65","image":"https://i.dailymail.co.uk/1s/2022/11/25/11/64931991-0-image-m-45_1669375452045.jpg"},{"@type":"BlogPosting","articleBody":"51min: How on earth are Iran not in front?!\nAzmoun smacks one post and, literally seconds later, Gholizadeh curls an effort against the other save. Then Hennessey makes a crucial save to keep Wales level to deny Azmoun.\nIran really couldn’t have come much closer than that and Wales are certainly fortunate.","author":{"@type":"Person","name":"Adam Shergold"},"dateModified":"2022-11-25T11:23:37+00:00","datePublished":"2022-11-25T11:14:23+00:00","headline":"Wales 0-0 Iran","mainEntityOfPage":{"@id":"https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/live/article-11462439/Wales-vs-Iran-World-Cup-2022-Live-Result.html","@type":"WebPage"},"publisher":{"@id":"https://www.dailymail.co.uk#publisher"},"url":"https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/live/article-11462439/Wales-vs-Iran-World-Cup-2022-Live-Result.html#lc-id-64","image":"https://i.dailymail.co.uk/1s/2022/11/25/11/1669375072032_lc_galleryImage_DOHA_QATAR_NOVEMBER_25_Sa.JPG"},{"@type":"BlogPosting","articleBody":"48min: Aaron Ramsey plays a blind pass and Wales are suddenly in trouble as the ball runs loose. It takes an intervention from Chris Mepham to sort things out.\nDown the other end, Ramsey tries to get onto the end of a nice floated pass from the back but can’t quite reach it.","author":{"@type":"Person","name":"Adam Shergold"},"dateModified":"2022-11-25T11:11:15+00:00","datePublished":"2022-11-25T11:11:15+00:00","headline":"Wales 0-0 Iran","mainEntityOfPage":{"@id":"https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/live/article-11462439/Wales-vs-Iran-World-Cup-2022-Live-Result.html","@type":"WebPage"},"publisher":{"@id":"https://www.dailymail.co.uk#publisher"},"url":"https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/live/article-11462439/Wales-vs-Iran-World-Cup-2022-Live-Result.html#lc-id-63","image":"https://i.dailymail.co.uk/1s/2022/11/25/11/64931991-0-image-m-45_1669375452045.jpg"},{"@type":"BlogPosting","articleBody":"47min: We’ve got a stoppage in play with Azmoun, the Iran striker, holding his forearm after taking a blow from Neco Williams. I’m sure he’ll soldier on.","author":{"@type":"Person","name":"Adam Shergold"},"dateModified":"2022-11-25T11:09:52+00:00","datePublished":"2022-11-25T11:09:52+00:00","headline":"Wales 0-0 Iran","mainEntityOfPage":{"@id":"https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/live/article-11462439/Wales-vs-Iran-World-Cup-2022-Live-Result.html","@type":"WebPage"},"publisher":{"@id":"https://www.dailymail.co.uk#publisher"},"url":"https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/live/article-11462439/Wales-vs-Iran-World-Cup-2022-Live-Result.html#lc-id-62","image":"https://i.dailymail.co.uk/1s/2022/11/25/11/64931991-0-image-m-45_1669375452045.jpg"},{"@type":"BlogPosting","articleBody":"We are back underway in Al Rayyan with Iran kicking us off. Neither coach has made any changes.\nWhat will the next 45 bring?","author":{"@type":"Person","name":"Adam Shergold"},"dateModified":"2022-11-25T11:07:26+00:00","datePublished":"2022-11-25T11:06:51+00:00","headline":"KICK-OFF: Iran get the game back underway","mainEntityOfPage":{"@id":"https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/live/article-11462439/Wales-vs-Iran-World-Cup-2022-Live-Result.html","@type":"WebPage"},"publisher":{"@id":"https://www.dailymail.co.uk#publisher"},"url":"https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/live/article-11462439/Wales-vs-Iran-World-Cup-2022-Live-Result.html#lc-id-61","image":"https://i.dailymail.co.uk/1s/2022/11/25/11/64931991-0-image-m-45_1669375452045.jpg"},{"@type":"BlogPosting","articleBody":"Wales have struggled to find the killer ball when they get into the final third and chances have been at a premium.\nIran have been the more aggressive side and they look dangerous on the counter though Joe Rodon in particular has restricted their chances.\nThe second-half should become a bit more open and it will be a case of who steps up to deliver. It’ll certainly be incredibly tense now.","author":{"@type":"Person","name":"Adam Shergold"},"dateModified":"2022-11-25T11:01:57+00:00","datePublished":"2022-11-25T11:01:57+00:00","headline":"It’s tight and tense","mainEntityOfPage":{"@id":"https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/live/article-11462439/Wales-vs-Iran-World-Cup-2022-Live-Result.html","@type":"WebPage"},"publisher":{"@id":"https://www.dailymail.co.uk#publisher"},"url":"https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/live/article-11462439/Wales-vs-Iran-World-Cup-2022-Live-Result.html#lc-id-60","image":"https://i.dailymail.co.uk/1s/2022/11/25/11/1669374111781_lc_galleryImage_DOHA_QATAR_NOVEMBER_25_Ga.JPG"},{"@type":"BlogPosting","articleBody":"","author":{"@type":"Person","name":"Adam Shergold"},"dateModified":"2022-11-25T10:58:18+00:00","datePublished":"2022-11-25T10:58:18+00:00","headline":"Can’t say I’m surprised by this… Wales have struggled to get him on the ball","mainEntityOfPage":{"@id":"https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/live/article-11462439/Wales-vs-Iran-World-Cup-2022-Live-Result.html","@type":"WebPage"},"publisher":{"@id":"https://www.dailymail.co.uk#publisher"},"url":"https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/live/article-11462439/Wales-vs-Iran-World-Cup-2022-Live-Result.html#lc-id-59","image":"https://i.dailymail.co.uk/1s/2022/11/25/11/64931991-0-image-m-45_1669375452045.jpg"},{"@type":"BlogPosting","articleBody":"Iranian pressure concludes the first half as Wales scramble the ball away and Ahmad Nourollahi produces a dipping volley from range that Hennessey grabs.\nAnd that is the half-time whistle after a fascinating opening 45 minutes. There’s a lot of tension already in what is essentially a must-win for both.\nKieffer Moore with the best chance for Wales but they didn’t have the right ball often enough when in good areas.\nIran had the ball in the net but it was clearly offside and VAR agreed.","author":{"@type":"Person","name":"Adam Shergold"},"dateModified":"2022-11-25T10:53:09+00:00","datePublished":"2022-11-25T10:51:38+00:00","headline":"HALF-TIME: Wales 0-0 Iran","mainEntityOfPage":{"@id":"https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/live/article-11462439/Wales-vs-Iran-World-Cup-2022-Live-Result.html","@type":"WebPage"},"publisher":{"@id":"https://www.dailymail.co.uk#publisher"},"url":"https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/live/article-11462439/Wales-vs-Iran-World-Cup-2022-Live-Result.html#lc-id-58","image":"https://i.dailymail.co.uk/1s/2022/11/25/11/64931991-0-image-m-45_1669375452045.jpg"},{"@type":"BlogPosting","articleBody":"45+3min: Trouble for Joe Rodon here as he takes out Mehdi Taremi as the Iran forward skipped past him on the left flank. Definite yellow card and no complaints.","author":{"@type":"Person","name":"Adam Shergold"},"dateModified":"2022-11-25T10:53:36+00:00","datePublished":"2022-11-25T10:50:31+00:00","headline":"Wales 0-0 Iran","mainEntityOfPage":{"@id":"https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/live/article-11462439/Wales-vs-Iran-World-Cup-2022-Live-Result.html","@type":"WebPage"},"publisher":{"@id":"https://www.dailymail.co.uk#publisher"},"url":"https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/live/article-11462439/Wales-vs-Iran-World-Cup-2022-Live-Result.html#lc-id-57","image":"https://i.dailymail.co.uk/1s/2022/11/25/10/1669373611497_lc_galleryImage_DOHA_QATAR_NOVEMBER_25_Jo.JPG"},{"@type":"BlogPosting","articleBody":"45+2min: A really dangerous cross for Iran there and Azmoun was at full stretch trying to get a telling touch on it. In the end, Rodon, who’s having a key battle with the Iran striker, just about does enough as the ball flashes through.","author":{"@type":"Person","name":"Adam Shergold"},"dateModified":"2022-11-25T10:49:37+00:00","datePublished":"2022-11-25T10:49:37+00:00","headline":"Wales 0-0 Iran","mainEntityOfPage":{"@id":"https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/live/article-11462439/Wales-vs-Iran-World-Cup-2022-Live-Result.html","@type":"WebPage"},"publisher":{"@id":"https://www.dailymail.co.uk#publisher"},"url":"https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/live/article-11462439/Wales-vs-Iran-World-Cup-2022-Live-Result.html#lc-id-56","image":"https://i.dailymail.co.uk/1s/2022/11/25/11/64931991-0-image-m-45_1669375452045.jpg"},{"@type":"BlogPosting","articleBody":"45min: A rendition of ‘Don’t take me home’ from the Welsh fans in the sun-scorched corner of the ground. Those bucket hats working overtime today.\nWe pass the 45 minutes mark and we’ll have four minutes added. ","author":{"@type":"Person","name":"Adam Shergold"},"dateModified":"2022-11-25T10:47:38+00:00","datePublished":"2022-11-25T10:47:38+00:00","headline":"Wales 0-0 Iran","mainEntityOfPage":{"@id":"https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/live/article-11462439/Wales-vs-Iran-World-Cup-2022-Live-Result.html","@type":"WebPage"},"publisher":{"@id":"https://www.dailymail.co.uk#publisher"},"url":"https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/live/article-11462439/Wales-vs-Iran-World-Cup-2022-Live-Result.html#lc-id-55","image":"https://i.dailymail.co.uk/1s/2022/11/25/11/64931991-0-image-m-45_1669375452045.jpg"},{"@type":"BlogPosting","articleBody":"42min: That was pretty slick by Wales… Kieffer Moore gets the through ball inside the Iran box and Harry Wilson shoots but it’s blocked and loops away for a corner.\nHosseini, though, is commanding in his six yard box to grab the delivery.","author":{"@type":"Person","name":"Adam Shergold"},"dateModified":"2022-11-25T10:44:23+00:00","datePublished":"2022-11-25T10:44:23+00:00","headline":"Wales 0-0 Iran","mainEntityOfPage":{"@id":"https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/live/article-11462439/Wales-vs-Iran-World-Cup-2022-Live-Result.html","@type":"WebPage"},"publisher":{"@id":"https://www.dailymail.co.uk#publisher"},"url":"https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/live/article-11462439/Wales-vs-Iran-World-Cup-2022-Live-Result.html#lc-id-54","image":"https://i.dailymail.co.uk/1s/2022/11/25/11/64931991-0-image-m-45_1669375452045.jpg"},{"@type":"BlogPosting","articleBody":"40min: Chris Mepham concedes a free-kick by pulling Azmoun to the floor and Wales with some defending to do with five minutes (plus stoppages of course) to the break.\nEhsan Hajsafi swings it in and that isn’t going to trouble anyone as it bounces through and out of play in front of the Red Wall.","author":{"@type":"Person","name":"Adam Shergold"},"dateModified":"2022-11-25T10:42:47+00:00","datePublished":"2022-11-25T10:42:47+00:00","headline":"Wales 0-0 Iran","mainEntityOfPage":{"@id":"https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/live/article-11462439/Wales-vs-Iran-World-Cup-2022-Live-Result.html","@type":"WebPage"},"publisher":{"@id":"https://www.dailymail.co.uk#publisher"},"url":"https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/live/article-11462439/Wales-vs-Iran-World-Cup-2022-Live-Result.html#lc-id-53","image":"https://i.dailymail.co.uk/1s/2022/11/25/11/64931991-0-image-m-45_1669375452045.jpg"},{"@type":"BlogPosting","articleBody":"37min: Neco Williams’ touch let him down there after Harry Wilson had picked him out really well with a through pass after Gareth Bale made a smart decoy run into the box.\nIran get defenders across to cover and Wales can’t make a good position count.","author":{"@type":"Person","name":"Adam Shergold"},"dateModified":"2022-11-25T10:40:17+00:00","datePublished":"2022-11-25T10:39:23+00:00","headline":"Wales 0-0 Iran","mainEntityOfPage":{"@id":"https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/live/article-11462439/Wales-vs-Iran-World-Cup-2022-Live-Result.html","@type":"WebPage"},"publisher":{"@id":"https://www.dailymail.co.uk#publisher"},"url":"https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/live/article-11462439/Wales-vs-Iran-World-Cup-2022-Live-Result.html#lc-id-52","image":"https://i.dailymail.co.uk/1s/2022/11/25/10/1669372810468_lc_galleryImage_DOHA_QATAR_NOVEMBER_25_Ma.JPG"},{"@type":"BlogPosting","articleBody":"35min: Joe Rodon once again being troubled by Azmoun as Iran attempt a long ball in behind him. Did well to put off the striker and Ben Davies came across to deal with the threat.","author":{"@type":"Person","name":"Adam Shergold"},"dateModified":"2022-11-25T10:37:33+00:00","datePublished":"2022-11-25T10:37:33+00:00","headline":"Wales 0-0 Iran","mainEntityOfPage":{"@id":"https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/live/article-11462439/Wales-vs-Iran-World-Cup-2022-Live-Result.html","@type":"WebPage"},"publisher":{"@id":"https://www.dailymail.co.uk#publisher"},"url":"https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/live/article-11462439/Wales-vs-Iran-World-Cup-2022-Live-Result.html#lc-id-51","image":"https://i.dailymail.co.uk/1s/2022/11/25/11/64931991-0-image-m-45_1669375452045.jpg"},{"@type":"BlogPosting","articleBody":"34min: Not quite happening for Wales with the final pass. Chris Mepham picking the wrong option and overhitting an attempted ball into the box there.","author":{"@type":"Person","name":"Adam Shergold"},"dateModified":"2022-11-25T10:36:11+00:00","datePublished":"2022-11-25T10:36:11+00:00","headline":"Wales 0-0 Iran","mainEntityOfPage":{"@id":"https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/live/article-11462439/Wales-vs-Iran-World-Cup-2022-Live-Result.html","@type":"WebPage"},"publisher":{"@id":"https://www.dailymail.co.uk#publisher"},"url":"https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/live/article-11462439/Wales-vs-Iran-World-Cup-2022-Live-Result.html#lc-id-50","image":"https://i.dailymail.co.uk/1s/2022/11/25/11/64931991-0-image-m-45_1669375452045.jpg"},{"@type":"BlogPosting","articleBody":"30min: The game continues to be played at a high pace. Harry Wilson tries to slide a through pass into Kieffer Moore inside the Iran box but it’s just about cut out.\nThe game hanging in a delicate balance at the minute.","author":{"@type":"Person","name":"Adam Shergold"},"dateModified":"2022-11-25T10:32:39+00:00","datePublished":"2022-11-25T10:32:39+00:00","headline":"Wales 0-0 Iran","mainEntityOfPage":{"@id":"https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/live/article-11462439/Wales-vs-Iran-World-Cup-2022-Live-Result.html","@type":"WebPage"},"publisher":{"@id":"https://www.dailymail.co.uk#publisher"},"url":"https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/live/article-11462439/Wales-vs-Iran-World-Cup-2022-Live-Result.html#lc-id-49","image":"https://i.dailymail.co.uk/1s/2022/11/25/11/64931991-0-image-m-45_1669375452045.jpg"},{"@type":"BlogPosting","articleBody":"28min: Azmoun now down in need of treatment. He has combined really well with Taremi so far in this game. He is back on his feet eventually.\nIt’s a chance for the players to take on board some much needed water… and some instructions too.\nAzmoun returns to the action.","author":{"@type":"Person","name":"Adam Shergold"},"dateModified":"2022-11-25T10:30:35+00:00","datePublished":"2022-11-25T10:30:35+00:00","headline":"Wales 0-0 Iran","mainEntityOfPage":{"@id":"https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/live/article-11462439/Wales-vs-Iran-World-Cup-2022-Live-Result.html","@type":"WebPage"},"publisher":{"@id":"https://www.dailymail.co.uk#publisher"},"url":"https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/live/article-11462439/Wales-vs-Iran-World-Cup-2022-Live-Result.html#lc-id-48","image":"https://i.dailymail.co.uk/1s/2022/11/25/11/64931991-0-image-m-45_1669375452045.jpg"},{"@type":"BlogPosting","articleBody":"26min: Vital slide tackle by Joe Rodon, who’s really having a ding-dong contest with Sardar Azmoun. He was almost in behind Wales there on the counter but Rodon got across to cover.","author":{"@type":"Person","name":"Adam Shergold"},"dateModified":"2022-11-25T10:28:56+00:00","datePublished":"2022-11-25T10:28:56+00:00","headline":"Wales 0-0 Iran","mainEntityOfPage":{"@id":"https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/live/article-11462439/Wales-vs-Iran-World-Cup-2022-Live-Result.html","@type":"WebPage"},"publisher":{"@id":"https://www.dailymail.co.uk#publisher"},"url":"https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/live/article-11462439/Wales-vs-Iran-World-Cup-2022-Live-Result.html#lc-id-47","image":"https://i.dailymail.co.uk/1s/2022/11/25/11/64931991-0-image-m-45_1669375452045.jpg"},{"@type":"BlogPosting","articleBody":"25min: Neco Williams is struggling after a challenge by the touchline. Looked like a blow to the knee which can be painful indeed. He’s trying to jog it off.","author":{"@type":"Person","name":"Adam Shergold"},"dateModified":"2022-11-25T10:27:01+00:00","datePublished":"2022-11-25T10:27:01+00:00","headline":"Wales 0-0 Iran","mainEntityOfPage":{"@id":"https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/live/article-11462439/Wales-vs-Iran-World-Cup-2022-Live-Result.html","@type":"WebPage"},"publisher":{"@id":"https://www.dailymail.co.uk#publisher"},"url":"https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/live/article-11462439/Wales-vs-Iran-World-Cup-2022-Live-Result.html#lc-id-46","image":"https://i.dailymail.co.uk/1s/2022/11/25/11/64931991-0-image-m-45_1669375452045.jpg"},{"@type":"BlogPosting","articleBody":"","author":{"@type":"Person","name":"Adam Shergold"},"dateModified":"2022-11-25T10:26:15+00:00","datePublished":"2022-11-25T10:26:15+00:00","headline":"Here’s the offside animation from that disallowed Iran goal","mainEntityOfPage":{"@id":"https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/live/article-11462439/Wales-vs-Iran-World-Cup-2022-Live-Result.html","@type":"WebPage"},"publisher":{"@id":"https://www.dailymail.co.uk#publisher"},"url":"https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/live/article-11462439/Wales-vs-Iran-World-Cup-2022-Live-Result.html#lc-id-45","image":"https://i.dailymail.co.uk/1s/2022/11/25/11/64931991-0-image-m-45_1669375452045.jpg"},{"@type":"BlogPosting","articleBody":"23min: Azmoun rises highest in a packed penalty area to meet an Iran free-kick, getting above Joe Rodon and goal side too. But he was stretching too far and couldn’t steer the ball towards goal.","author":{"@type":"Person","name":"Adam Shergold"},"dateModified":"2022-11-25T10:25:27+00:00","datePublished":"2022-11-25T10:25:27+00:00","headline":"Wales 0-0 Iran","mainEntityOfPage":{"@id":"https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/live/article-11462439/Wales-vs-Iran-World-Cup-2022-Live-Result.html","@type":"WebPage"},"publisher":{"@id":"https://www.dailymail.co.uk#publisher"},"url":"https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/live/article-11462439/Wales-vs-Iran-World-Cup-2022-Live-Result.html#lc-id-44","image":"https://i.dailymail.co.uk/1s/2022/11/25/11/64931991-0-image-m-45_1669375452045.jpg"},{"@type":"BlogPosting","articleBody":"19min: Harry Wilson swings in a free-kick from a good position on the right side. The keeper Hosseini comes out and gets a glove to punch it away.","author":{"@type":"Person","name":"Adam Shergold"},"dateModified":"2022-11-25T10:21:37+00:00","datePublished":"2022-11-25T10:21:37+00:00","headline":"Wales 0-0 Iran","mainEntityOfPage":{"@id":"https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/live/article-11462439/Wales-vs-Iran-World-Cup-2022-Live-Result.html","@type":"WebPage"},"publisher":{"@id":"https://www.dailymail.co.uk#publisher"},"url":"https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/live/article-11462439/Wales-vs-Iran-World-Cup-2022-Live-Result.html#lc-id-43","image":"https://i.dailymail.co.uk/1s/2022/11/25/11/64931991-0-image-m-45_1669375452045.jpg"},{"@type":"BlogPosting","articleBody":"Iran think they’ve taken the lead through Gholizadeh…. But the VAR checks show he was in an offside position when he stuck the ball away.\nIt was just the last pass of a move that sliced through a Wales defence that had been cut apart.","author":{"@type":"Person","name":"Adam Shergold"},"dateModified":"2022-11-25T10:22:27+00:00","datePublished":"2022-11-25T10:17:48+00:00","headline":"IRAN GOAL DISALLOWED","mainEntityOfPage":{"@id":"https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/live/article-11462439/Wales-vs-Iran-World-Cup-2022-Live-Result.html","@type":"WebPage"},"publisher":{"@id":"https://www.dailymail.co.uk#publisher"},"url":"https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/live/article-11462439/Wales-vs-Iran-World-Cup-2022-Live-Result.html#lc-id-42","image":"https://i.dailymail.co.uk/1s/2022/11/25/10/1669371719116_lc_galleryImage_Soccer_Football_FIFA_Worl.JPG"},{"@type":"BlogPosting","articleBody":"13min: Moore gets patched up by the Welsh medical team and he looks fine to continue thankfully.","author":{"@type":"Person","name":"Adam Shergold"},"dateModified":"2022-11-25T10:15:29+00:00","datePublished":"2022-11-25T10:15:29+00:00","headline":"Wales 0-0 Iran","mainEntityOfPage":{"@id":"https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/live/article-11462439/Wales-vs-Iran-World-Cup-2022-Live-Result.html","@type":"WebPage"},"publisher":{"@id":"https://www.dailymail.co.uk#publisher"},"url":"https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/live/article-11462439/Wales-vs-Iran-World-Cup-2022-Live-Result.html#lc-id-41","image":"https://i.dailymail.co.uk/1s/2022/11/25/11/64931991-0-image-m-45_1669375452045.jpg"},{"@type":"BlogPosting","articleBody":"12min: Wales enjoying a spell of possession in an advanced area. Roberts is well advanced and his cross is perfect for Kieffer Moore to reach in the middle. He stretched out his leg but it was straight at the keeper Hosseini and blocked.\nBut there’s real concern for Wales here as Moore has stayed down. It looked like he got a boot in the face for his troubles, with a cut near his left eye.","author":{"@type":"Person","name":"Adam Shergold"},"dateModified":"2022-11-25T10:14:58+00:00","datePublished":"2022-11-25T10:14:20+00:00","headline":"Wales 0-0 Iran","mainEntityOfPage":{"@id":"https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/live/article-11462439/Wales-vs-Iran-World-Cup-2022-Live-Result.html","@type":"WebPage"},"publisher":{"@id":"https://www.dailymail.co.uk#publisher"},"url":"https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/live/article-11462439/Wales-vs-Iran-World-Cup-2022-Live-Result.html#lc-id-40","image":"https://i.dailymail.co.uk/1s/2022/11/25/11/64931991-0-image-m-45_1669375452045.jpg"},{"@type":"BlogPosting","articleBody":"7min: Sardar Azmoun with the first shot of the contest for Iran. Lacked power and dribbled into Wayne Hennessey’s gloves from the edge of the Welsh box.\nBut something to think about as he wasn’t shut down in time.","author":{"@type":"Person","name":"Adam Shergold"},"dateModified":"2022-11-25T10:09:39+00:00","datePublished":"2022-11-25T10:09:39+00:00","headline":"Wales 0-0 Iran","mainEntityOfPage":{"@id":"https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/live/article-11462439/Wales-vs-Iran-World-Cup-2022-Live-Result.html","@type":"WebPage"},"publisher":{"@id":"https://www.dailymail.co.uk#publisher"},"url":"https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/live/article-11462439/Wales-vs-Iran-World-Cup-2022-Live-Result.html#lc-id-39","image":"https://i.dailymail.co.uk/1s/2022/11/25/11/64931991-0-image-m-45_1669375452045.jpg"},{"@type":"BlogPosting","articleBody":"6min: Iran look to carry a threat as they come forward, whipping up their crowds. A couple of good crosses come in quick succession and Joe Rodon gets up to deal with them.","author":{"@type":"Person","name":"Adam Shergold"},"dateModified":"2022-11-25T10:12:17+00:00","datePublished":"2022-11-25T10:08:33+00:00","headline":"Wales 0-0 Iran","mainEntityOfPage":{"@id":"https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/live/article-11462439/Wales-vs-Iran-World-Cup-2022-Live-Result.html","@type":"WebPage"},"publisher":{"@id":"https://www.dailymail.co.uk#publisher"},"url":"https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/live/article-11462439/Wales-vs-Iran-World-Cup-2022-Live-Result.html#lc-id-38","image":"https://i.dailymail.co.uk/1s/2022/11/25/10/1669371119690_lc_galleryImage_DOHA_QATAR_NOVEMBER_25_Et.JPG"},{"@type":"BlogPosting","articleBody":"5min: Ben Davies finds himself a long way forward and feels he was bundled over by Majid Hosseini as he tried to get the ball into the Iran box. The referee didn’t agree with him.","author":{"@type":"Person","name":"Adam Shergold"},"dateModified":"2022-11-25T10:07:19+00:00","datePublished":"2022-11-25T10:07:19+00:00","headline":"Wales 0-0 Iran","mainEntityOfPage":{"@id":"https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/live/article-11462439/Wales-vs-Iran-World-Cup-2022-Live-Result.html","@type":"WebPage"},"publisher":{"@id":"https://www.dailymail.co.uk#publisher"},"url":"https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/live/article-11462439/Wales-vs-Iran-World-Cup-2022-Live-Result.html#lc-id-37","image":"https://i.dailymail.co.uk/1s/2022/11/25/11/64931991-0-image-m-45_1669375452045.jpg"},{"@type":"BlogPosting","articleBody":"3min: Kieffer Moore involved for the first time as he tries to direct a flick header to a team-mate. Ot doesn’t quite come off but neither does Iran’s attack as the cross is way too long.\nWales on the break and Neco Williams cuts in onto his right boot from the left and decides to take aim. Over the top by the Nottingham Forest man.","author":{"@type":"Person","name":"Adam Shergold"},"dateModified":"2022-11-25T10:04:54+00:00","datePublished":"2022-11-25T10:04:54+00:00","headline":"Wales 0-0 Iran","mainEntityOfPage":{"@id":"https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/live/article-11462439/Wales-vs-Iran-World-Cup-2022-Live-Result.html","@type":"WebPage"},"publisher":{"@id":"https://www.dailymail.co.uk#publisher"},"url":"https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/live/article-11462439/Wales-vs-Iran-World-Cup-2022-Live-Result.html#lc-id-36","image":"https://i.dailymail.co.uk/1s/2022/11/25/11/64931991-0-image-m-45_1669375452045.jpg"},{"@type":"BlogPosting","articleBody":"Our referee from Guatemala, Mario Escobar, gets the match started with Wales getting us going.\nTerrific atmosphere being created by the Iran fans as we begin.\nWales paying in familiar all-red today, Iran are in all-white.","author":{"@type":"Person","name":"Adam Shergold"},"dateModified":"2022-11-25T10:01:58+00:00","datePublished":"2022-11-25T10:01:58+00:00","headline":"KICK-OFF: We’re underway in Al Rayyan for this crucial game","mainEntityOfPage":{"@id":"https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/live/article-11462439/Wales-vs-Iran-World-Cup-2022-Live-Result.html","@type":"WebPage"},"publisher":{"@id":"https://www.dailymail.co.uk#publisher"},"url":"https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/live/article-11462439/Wales-vs-Iran-World-Cup-2022-Live-Result.html#lc-id-35","image":"https://i.dailymail.co.uk/1s/2022/11/25/11/64931991-0-image-m-45_1669375452045.jpg"},{"@type":"BlogPosting","articleBody":"Ear-splitting whistles and jeers from the Iranian fans as their anthem is played.\nThe players do sing it but let’s just say enthusiasm is lacking. More of a mumble.","author":{"@type":"Person","name":"Adam Shergold"},"dateModified":"2022-11-25T10:05:57+00:00","datePublished":"2022-11-25T09:58:37+00:00","headline":"Iran’s players DO sing their national anthem","mainEntityOfPage":{"@id":"https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/live/article-11462439/Wales-vs-Iran-World-Cup-2022-Live-Result.html","@type":"WebPage"},"publisher":{"@id":"https://www.dailymail.co.uk#publisher"},"url":"https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/live/article-11462439/Wales-vs-Iran-World-Cup-2022-Live-Result.html#lc-id-34","image":"https://i.dailymail.co.uk/1s/2022/11/25/10/1669370751359_lc_galleryImage_Soccer_Football_FIFA_Worl.JPG"},{"@type":"BlogPosting","articleBody":"The mini ceremony that precedes every game has been concluded and it’s now time for the two teams to emerge from the tunnel at the Ahmad bin Ali Stadium.\nCan Wales make a faster start in this one than against the United States?\nTime for the anthems, beginning with the always stirring Hen Wlad Fy Nhadau…","author":{"@type":"Person","name":"Adam Shergold"},"dateModified":"2022-11-25T09:57:07+00:00","datePublished":"2022-11-25T09:55:04+00:00","headline":"Here come the teams!","mainEntityOfPage":{"@id":"https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/live/article-11462439/Wales-vs-Iran-World-Cup-2022-Live-Result.html","@type":"WebPage"},"publisher":{"@id":"https://www.dailymail.co.uk#publisher"},"url":"https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/live/article-11462439/Wales-vs-Iran-World-Cup-2022-Live-Result.html#lc-id-33","image":"https://i.dailymail.co.uk/1s/2022/11/25/09/1669370221684_lc_galleryImage_AL_RAYYAN_QATAR_NOVEMBER_.JPG"},{"@type":"BlogPosting","articleBody":"The Red Wall has been assembled in the Ahmad bin Ali Stadium though they’ll have plenty of competition in the singing stakes from the many thousands of Iranian fans who’ve made the considerably shorter journey here.\nWarm-ups are complete and the two teams will be emerging into the arena for the game in a matter of minutes.","author":{"@type":"Person","name":"Adam Shergold"},"dateModified":"2022-11-25T09:59:14+00:00","datePublished":"2022-11-25T09:50:38+00:00","headline":"Just 10 minutes until kick-off now","mainEntityOfPage":{"@id":"https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/live/article-11462439/Wales-vs-Iran-World-Cup-2022-Live-Result.html","@type":"WebPage"},"publisher":{"@id":"https://www.dailymail.co.uk#publisher"},"url":"https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/live/article-11462439/Wales-vs-Iran-World-Cup-2022-Live-Result.html#lc-id-32","image":"https://i.dailymail.co.uk/1s/2022/11/25/09/1669370348651_lc_galleryImage_Soccer_Football_FIFA_Worl.JPG"},{"@type":"BlogPosting","articleBody":"","author":{"@type":"Person","name":"Adam Shergold"},"dateModified":"2022-11-25T09:48:09+00:00","datePublished":"2022-11-25T09:48:09+00:00","headline":"Congratulations to Gareth Bale as he becomes Wales’ most capped player of all time","mainEntityOfPage":{"@id":"https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/live/article-11462439/Wales-vs-Iran-World-Cup-2022-Live-Result.html","@type":"WebPage"},"publisher":{"@id":"https://www.dailymail.co.uk#publisher"},"url":"https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/live/article-11462439/Wales-vs-Iran-World-Cup-2022-Live-Result.html#lc-id-31","image":"https://i.dailymail.co.uk/1s/2022/11/25/11/64931991-0-image-m-45_1669375452045.jpg"},{"@type":"BlogPosting","articleBody":"We have just heard from the Wales coach Rob Page on the BBC. Here’s what he had to say:\nOn selecting Kieffer Moore ahead of Dan James in attack… After the impact he had against the USA, it was an easy decision to me. He gets us further up the pitch, he is not only a physical presence who keeps the ball well, he is a willing runner. There are lots of attributes to his game.\nOn this being a must-win game…No doubt Iran will be doing the same, they will want to react in a positive manner [after losing 6-2 to England]. Both sides will be going out for the win.\nOn the 31C heat at pitchside…As much as they say the air conditioning is all around the stadium, it’s still very hot on that pitch. It’s a factor we have to consider.\nOn Gareth Bale becoming his country’s most-capped player….He deserves all the plaudits and accolades he is going to get because he has been a fantastic servant for us on and off the pitch. He is a role model for us. ","author":{"@type":"Person","name":"Adam Shergold"},"dateModified":"2022-11-25T09:42:20+00:00","datePublished":"2022-11-25T09:41:09+00:00","headline":"Page: Picking Moore was an easy choice","mainEntityOfPage":{"@id":"https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/live/article-11462439/Wales-vs-Iran-World-Cup-2022-Live-Result.html","@type":"WebPage"},"publisher":{"@id":"https://www.dailymail.co.uk#publisher"},"url":"https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/live/article-11462439/Wales-vs-Iran-World-Cup-2022-Live-Result.html#lc-id-30","image":"https://i.dailymail.co.uk/1s/2022/11/25/09/1669369309402_lc_galleryImage_Wales_supporters_cheer_pr.JPG"},{"@type":"BlogPosting","articleBody":"Wales: Hennessey, Mepham, Rodon, Ben Davies, Roberts, Ramsey, Ampadu, Wilson, Neco Williams, Bale, Moore Substitutes: Gunter, Allen, Johnson, Ward, Morrell, Lockyer, Jonathan Williams, Harris, James, Adam Davies, Thomas, Levitt, Cabango, Colwill, Smith.Iran: Hossein Hosseini, Rezaeian, Pouraliganji, Majid Hosseini, Mohammadi, Gholizadeh, Noorollahi, Ezatolahi, Hajsafi, Azmoun, Taremi Substitutes: Beiranvand, Moharrami, Khalilzadeh, Jahanbakhsh, Ansarifard, Amiri, Niazmand, Kanaani, Ghoddos, Cheshmi, Torabi, Karimi, Abedzadeh, Jalali.","author":{"@type":"Person","name":"Adam Shergold"},"dateModified":"2022-11-25T09:38:42+00:00","datePublished":"2022-11-25T09:38:42+00:00","headline":"A reminder of the two teams","mainEntityOfPage":{"@id":"https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/live/article-11462439/Wales-vs-Iran-World-Cup-2022-Live-Result.html","@type":"WebPage"},"publisher":{"@id":"https://www.dailymail.co.uk#publisher"},"url":"https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/live/article-11462439/Wales-vs-Iran-World-Cup-2022-Live-Result.html#lc-id-29","image":"https://i.dailymail.co.uk/1s/2022/11/25/11/64931991-0-image-m-45_1669375452045.jpg"},{"@type":"BlogPosting","articleBody":"","author":{"@type":"Person","name":"Adam Shergold"},"dateModified":"2022-11-25T09:33:36+00:00","datePublished":"2022-11-25T09:33:36+00:00","headline":"Under half-an-hour now until kick-off and the warm ups are well underway","mainEntityOfPage":{"@id":"https://www.

News source = PremierLeague-News.Com

.co.uk/sport/live/article-11462439/Wales-vs-Iran-World-Cup-2022-Live-Result.html","@type":"WebPage"},"publisher":{"@id":"https://www.dailymail.co.uk#publisher"},"url":"https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/live/article-11462439/Wales-vs-Iran-World-Cup-2022-Live-Result.html#lc-id-28","image":"https://i.dailymail.co.uk/1s/2022/11/25/09/1669368788958_lc_galleryImage_Soccer_Football_FIFA_Worl.JPG"},{"@type":"BlogPosting","articleBody":"There were protests at Iran’s opening game earlier this week, with the players choosing not to sing the country’s national anthem.\nIt’s a turbulent time in Iran with widespread condemnation of the regime following the death of 22-year-old woman Masha Amini when in the custody of the country’s morality police.\n‘Iran women’ flags were prominent at their game with England and it appears from some of the pictures coming in ahead of this game that Iran flags adorned with black crosses are being taken away by security inside the stadium.","author":{"@type":"Person","name":"Adam Shergold"},"dateModified":"2022-11-25T09:23:57+00:00","datePublished":"2022-11-25T09:23:11+00:00","headline":"Stadium security staff confiscating black crosses on Iranian flags","mainEntityOfPage":{"@id":"https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/live/article-11462439/Wales-vs-Iran-World-Cup-2022-Live-Result.html","@type":"WebPage"},"publisher":{"@id":"https://www.dailymail.co.uk#publisher"},"url":"https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/live/article-11462439/Wales-vs-Iran-World-Cup-2022-Live-Result.html#lc-id-27","image":"https://i.dailymail.co.uk/1s/2022/11/25/09/1669368133805_lc_galleryImage_Soccer_Football_FIFA_Worl.JPG"},{"@type":"BlogPosting","articleBody":"Argentina's match with Poland at Stadium 974 on Wednesday is shaping up like a cup final. Lose and it could be Lionel Messi's farewell as an international player, his last chance of football's biggest trophy gone.\nIt may sound preposterous but he needs to be more like Gareth Bale. This is not a comparison of the pair as footballers. Bale is a great player but we know where Messi sits in the pantheon. All but the very greatest are looking up at him.\nYet Bale has a special ingredient, a way of inserting himself into the narrative at vital moments, regardless of what went before.\nCLICK BELOW TO READ THE FULL COLUMN","author":{"@type":"Person","name":"Adam Shergold"},"dateModified":"2022-11-25T09:11:50+00:00","datePublished":"2022-11-25T09:11:50+00:00","headline":"MARTIN SAMUEL: Why Messi needs to be more like Bale!","mainEntityOfPage":{"@id":"https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/live/article-11462439/Wales-vs-Iran-World-Cup-2022-Live-Result.html","@type":"WebPage"},"publisher":{"@id":"https://www.dailymail.co.uk#publisher"},"url":"https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/live/article-11462439/Wales-vs-Iran-World-Cup-2022-Live-Result.html#lc-id-26","image":"https://i.dailymail.co.uk/1s/2022/11/25/11/64931991-0-image-m-45_1669375452045.jpg"},{"@type":"BlogPosting","articleBody":"","author":{"@type":"Person","name":"Adam Shergold"},"dateModified":"2022-11-25T09:00:42+00:00","datePublished":"2022-11-25T09:00:42+00:00","headline":"More scenes from inside the stadium with one hour until kick-off","mainEntityOfPage":{"@id":"https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/live/article-11462439/Wales-vs-Iran-World-Cup-2022-Live-Result.html","@type":"WebPage"},"publisher":{"@id":"https://www.dailymail.co.uk#publisher"},"url":"https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/live/article-11462439/Wales-vs-Iran-World-Cup-2022-Live-Result.html#lc-id-25","image":"https://i.dailymail.co.uk/1s/2022/11/25/09/1669366802448_lc_galleryImage_DOHA_QATAR_NOVEMBER_25_Wa.JPG"},{"@type":"BlogPosting","articleBody":"H. Hosseini; Rezaelan, Pouraliganji, M. Hosseini, Mohammadi; Gholizadeh, Nourollahi, Afagh, Hajsafi; Azmoun, Taremi\nIran goalkeeper Alireza Beiranvand misses out after being concussed against England and was replaced by Hossein Hosseini.","author":{"@type":"Person","name":"Adam Shergold"},"dateModified":"2022-11-25T09:07:19+00:00","datePublished":"2022-11-25T08:55:21+00:00","headline":"TEAM NEWS: The Iran line-up to face Wales","mainEntityOfPage":{"@id":"https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/live/article-11462439/Wales-vs-Iran-World-Cup-2022-Live-Result.html","@type":"WebPage"},"publisher":{"@id":"https://www.dailymail.co.uk#publisher"},"url":"https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/live/article-11462439/Wales-vs-Iran-World-Cup-2022-Live-Result.html#lc-id-24","image":"https://i.dailymail.co.uk/1s/2022/11/25/11/64931991-0-image-m-45_1669375452045.jpg"},{"@type":"BlogPosting","articleBody":"Scores of Wales fans are set to miss the crucial World Cup match against Iran after a 'glitch in the system' has seen them turned away at Dubai airport.\nAt least 80 Welsh fans have been told they cannot enter Qatar, meaning they will miss today's match in a situation they've described as 'hellish'.\nA 'glitch in the system' at Dubai airport has meant that their Hayya cards, which act as Qatar visas, have not been accepted by officials.\nCLICK BELOW FOR MORE ","author":{"@type":"Person","name":"Adam Shergold"},"dateModified":"2022-11-25T08:49:39+00:00","datePublished":"2022-11-25T08:49:39+00:00","headline":"It’s bad news for some Wales fans heading to the game","mainEntityOfPage":{"@id":"https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/live/article-11462439/Wales-vs-Iran-World-Cup-2022-Live-Result.html","@type":"WebPage"},"publisher":{"@id":"https://www.dailymail.co.uk#publisher"},"url":"https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/live/article-11462439/Wales-vs-Iran-World-Cup-2022-Live-Result.html#lc-id-23","image":"https://i.dailymail.co.uk/1s/2022/11/25/11/64931991-0-image-m-45_1669375452045.jpg"},{"@type":"BlogPosting","articleBody":"Hennessey; Mepham, Rodon, Davies; Roberts, Ramsey, Ampadu, Wilson, Williams; Bale, Moore\nSo as many suspected, Kieffer Moore is rewarded for his game-changing performance in the second-half against the United States with a starting spot today. Dan James drops to the bench.\nOtherwise, Rob Page’s side are unchanged from Monday.","author":{"@type":"Person","name":"Adam Shergold"},"dateModified":"2022-11-25T08:44:29+00:00","datePublished":"2022-11-25T08:40:41+00:00","headline":"TEAM NEWS: Here is the Wales line-up to face Iran","mainEntityOfPage":{"@id":"https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/live/article-11462439/Wales-vs-Iran-World-Cup-2022-Live-Result.html","@type":"WebPage"},"publisher":{"@id":"https://www.dailymail.co.uk#publisher"},"url":"https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/live/article-11462439/Wales-vs-Iran-World-Cup-2022-Live-Result.html#lc-id-22","image":"https://i.dailymail.co.uk/1s/2022/11/25/11/64931991-0-image-m-45_1669375452045.jpg"},{"@type":"BlogPosting","articleBody":"","author":{"@type":"Person","name":"Adam Shergold"},"dateModified":"2022-11-25T08:38:31+00:00","datePublished":"2022-11-25T08:38:31+00:00","headline":"Here they are!","mainEntityOfPage":{"@id":"https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/live/article-11462439/Wales-vs-Iran-World-Cup-2022-Live-Result.html","@type":"WebPage"},"publisher":{"@id":"https://www.dailymail.co.uk#publisher"},"url":"https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/live/article-11462439/Wales-vs-Iran-World-Cup-2022-Live-Result.html#lc-id-21","image":"https://i.dailymail.co.uk/1s/2022/11/25/08/1669365457938_lc_galleryImage_DOHA_QATAR_NOVEMBER_25_Ga.JPG"},{"@type":"BlogPosting","articleBody":"They’ve had time to acclimatise a little but that won’t stop the players feeling the heat during today’s game.\nIt’s a 1pm kick-off time in Al Rayyan and temperatures will be nudging 30C and probably higher at pitch level.\nThere is a some shade provided by the stands but not masses, so hydration is going to be essential for all concerned. ","author":{"@type":"Person","name":"Adam Shergold"},"dateModified":"2022-11-25T08:29:15+00:00","datePublished":"2022-11-25T08:29:15+00:00","headline":"The heat will be a real challenge for the players","mainEntityOfPage":{"@id":"https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/live/article-11462439/Wales-vs-Iran-World-Cup-2022-Live-Result.html","@type":"WebPage"},"publisher":{"@id":"https://www.dailymail.co.uk#publisher"},"url":"https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/live/article-11462439/Wales-vs-Iran-World-Cup-2022-Live-Result.html#lc-id-20","image":"https://i.dailymail.co.uk/1s/2022/11/25/11/64931991-0-image-m-45_1669375452045.jpg"},{"@type":"BlogPosting","articleBody":"","author":{"@type":"Person","name":"Adam Shergold"},"dateModified":"2022-11-25T08:20:15+00:00","datePublished":"2022-11-25T08:20:15+00:00","headline":"Some early arrivals at the Ahmad bin Ali Stadium","mainEntityOfPage":{"@id":"https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/live/article-11462439/Wales-vs-Iran-World-Cup-2022-Live-Result.html","@type":"WebPage"},"publisher":{"@id":"https://www.dailymail.co.uk#publisher"},"url":"https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/live/article-11462439/Wales-vs-Iran-World-Cup-2022-Live-Result.html#lc-id-19","image":"https://i.dailymail.co.uk/1s/2022/11/25/08/1669364376705_lc_galleryImage_Wales_fans_are_interviewe.JPG"},{"@type":"BlogPosting","articleBody":"IAN HERBERT: Rarely, if ever, have questions about protest dominated the preface to a World Cup match quite so much as when Iran and Wales got down to talking about a clash on which so much rests for both countries.\nTo watch Iran coach Carlos Queiroz confront a BBC Persia journalist who had raised such an issue revealed his veneer of calm on the subject to be tissue thin, despite an impressive, statesmanlike half-hour discussing how his team can put the nightmare of England behind them.\n'Great teams know how to rebound. What is important is the day after and the day after that,' he said.\nGareth Bale and Rob Page fielded multiple questions about protest, too, and though Wales' calm and classy defiance of Qatar's blanket ban on rainbows has left England trailing in their wake, both held fast to a resolve not to create a sideshow or a saga.\nCLICK BELOW TO READ MORE\n ","author":{"@type":"Person","name":"Adam Shergold"},"dateModified":"2022-11-25T08:16:05+00:00","datePublished":"2022-11-25T08:16:05+00:00","headline":"PREVIEW: Wales tiptoe through a political minefield ahead of crucial Iran clash","mainEntityOfPage":{"@id":"https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/live/article-11462439/Wales-vs-Iran-World-Cup-2022-Live-Result.html","@type":"WebPage"},"publisher":{"@id":"https://www.dailymail.co.uk#publisher"},"url":"https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/live/article-11462439/Wales-vs-Iran-World-Cup-2022-Live-Result.html#lc-id-18","image":"https://i.dailymail.co.uk/1s/2022/11/25/11/64931991-0-image-m-45_1669375452045.jpg"},{"@type":"BlogPosting","articleBody":"Not too much longer now until we have confirmation of the Wales teams but Kieffer Moore surely has a strong case to start today after his impact off the bench against the US.\nRob Page went with Dan James in attack alongside Gareth Bale but introduced Moore at half-time after going 1-0 down and the more direct approach certainly changed the course of the game.\nThe Bournemouth forward is certainly a handful for any defence and he could well now be rewarded with a first World Cup start.","author":{"@type":"Person","name":"Adam Shergold"},"dateModified":"2022-11-25T08:09:57+00:00","datePublished":"2022-11-25T08:09:57+00:00","headline":"Moore, Moore, Moore… How do you like him?","mainEntityOfPage":{"@id":"https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/live/article-11462439/Wales-vs-Iran-World-Cup-2022-Live-Result.html","@type":"WebPage"},"publisher":{"@id":"https://www.dailymail.co.uk#publisher"},"url":"https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/live/article-11462439/Wales-vs-Iran-World-Cup-2022-Live-Result.html#lc-id-17","image":"https://i.dailymail.co.uk/1s/2022/11/25/08/1669363791506_lc_galleryImage_Editorial_Use_Only_Mandat.JPG"},{"@type":"BlogPosting","articleBody":"","author":{"@type":"Person","name":"Adam Shergold"},"dateModified":"2022-11-25T08:03:06+00:00","datePublished":"2022-11-25T08:03:06+00:00","headline":"It’s only fair we have a look inside the Wales dressing room as well!","mainEntityOfPage":{"@id":"https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/live/article-11462439/Wales-vs-Iran-World-Cup-2022-Live-Result.html","@type":"WebPage"},"publisher":{"@id":"https://www.dailymail.co.uk#publisher"},"url":"https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/live/article-11462439/Wales-vs-Iran-World-Cup-2022-Live-Result.html#lc-id-16","image":"https://i.dailymail.co.uk/1s/2022/11/25/08/1669363348775_lc_galleryImage_DOHA_QATAR_NOVEMBER_25_Ge.JPG"},{"@type":"BlogPosting","articleBody":"A little primer on Wales’ opponents today, courtesy of PA Media.\nHow did they get to Qatar?Iran were the first Asian team to seal qualification for this World Cup as they wrapped up progress with three matches to spare and topped Group A ahead of South Korea.What is their World Cup pedigree?This is Team Melli's sixth finals appearances, having made their debut in 1978.Iran are at their third successive World Cup and aiming to make it out of the group stage for the first time.Sat 20th in FIFA's rankings - the highest ranked team in the Asian Football Confederation and one place below Wales - they have won just two of their previous 16 matches at the World Cup.Who is the coach?Dragan Skocic led Iran to World Cup qualification but the divisive head coach's dismissal led to the return of Carlos Queiroz.Sir Alex Ferguson's former assistant at Manchester United was in charge of the Asian side at the 2014 and 2018 World Cups during a successful seven-year stint.Spells at the helm of Colombia and Egypt followed, with the latter's penalty shootout defeat to Senegal in qualification leaving Queiroz out of work and ready to watch Qatar 2022 from afar. But Iran's late call means the 69-year-old is managing at the finals for the fourth time.What is their recent form?Mehdi Taremi secured Iran an impressive 1-0 friendly win against Uruguay in September, which was followed by a 1-1 draw with fellow World Cup qualifiers Senegal.Iran also squeezed in a pre-tournament friendly on November 10 against Nicaragua, which they won 1-0, but their defence was ripped apart in their heavy loss to England.Who is the player to watch?Porto's Taremi has impressed on the Champions League stage and scored twice against England, one from the penalty spot.Taremi could form an exciting front three with ex-Brighton winger Alireza Jahanbakhsh and Sardar Azmoun, who is nicknamed the 'Iranian Messi' but was only used as a substitute against England.Goalkeeper bluesFirst-choice goalkeeper Alireza Beiranvand has been ruled out of the Wales game after breaking his nose and suffering concussion against England.Beiranvand was pictured training in a mask on Thursday at Iran's Doha base but Queiroz said: "There is medical protocol we need to respect and there is no way to move around the protocol, so he will not play."Back-up goalkeeper Hossein Hosseini, who was unconvincing against England after replacing Beiranvand, will start against Wales.","author":{"@type":"Person","name":"Adam Shergold"},"dateModified":"2022-11-25T07:59:45+00:00","datePublished":"2022-11-25T07:58:58+00:00","headline":"The lowdown on Iran","mainEntityOfPage":{"@id":"https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/live/article-11462439/Wales-vs-Iran-World-Cup-2022-Live-Result.html","@type":"WebPage"},"publisher":{"@id":"https://www.dailymail.co.uk#publisher"},"url":"https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/live/article-11462439/Wales-vs-Iran-World-Cup-2022-Live-Result.html#lc-id-15","image":"https://i.dailymail.co.uk/1s/2022/11/25/07/1669363176235_lc_galleryImage_Soccer_Football_FIFA_Worl.JPG"},{"@type":"BlogPosting","articleBody":"MATT BARLOW: The pigeon has landed at the World Cup. In theory, it is not the best place for him among the hunting falcons of the Arabian peninsula. Then again, Richarlison has never been too concerned about perfection.\nIf he were, he would never embrace his nickname ‘Pombo’, Portuguese for the much-maligned bird. He is happy to poke fun at his own beaky features and peculiar gait, and Brazil are learning to love him for that.\nJust as they do at Tottenham. Where they consider Richarlison genuine, determined and selfless. He works for his team. And his coaches and teammates have always adored him. Popular opinion in Brazil called for Rodrygo, Antony or Gabriel Jesus to start up front rather than him.\nCLICK BELOW FOR THE FULL REPORT","author":{"@type":"Person","name":"Adam Shergold"},"dateModified":"2022-11-25T07:50:17+00:00","datePublished":"2022-11-25T07:50:17+00:00","headline":"THURSDAY RECAP: Richarlison at the double as Brazil make winning start","mainEntityOfPage":{"@id":"https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/live/article-11462439/Wales-vs-Iran-World-Cup-2022-Live-Result.html","@type":"WebPage"},"publisher":{"@id":"https://www.dailymail.co.uk#publisher"},"url":"https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/live/article-11462439/Wales-vs-Iran-World-Cup-2022-Live-Result.html#lc-id-14","image":"https://i.dailymail.co.uk/1s/2022/11/25/11/64931991-0-image-m-45_1669375452045.jpg"},{"@type":"BlogPosting","articleBody":"","author":{"@type":"Person","name":"Adam Shergold"},"dateModified":"2022-11-25T07:43:44+00:00","datePublished":"2022-11-25T07:43:44+00:00","headline":"A peek inside the Iran dressing room","mainEntityOfPage":{"@id":"https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/live/article-11462439/Wales-vs-Iran-World-Cup-2022-Live-Result.html","@type":"WebPage"},"publisher":{"@id":"https://www.dailymail.co.uk#publisher"},"url":"https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/live/article-11462439/Wales-vs-Iran-World-Cup-2022-Live-Result.html#lc-id-13","image":"https://i.dailymail.co.uk/1s/2022/11/25/07/1669362202592_lc_galleryImage_DOHA_QATAR_NOVEMBER_25_A_.JPG"},{"@type":"BlogPosting","articleBody":"Gareth Bale will make history by becoming his country's most capped men's footballer against Iran.The 33-year-old captain - who made his debut in 2006 and is Wales' record scorer with 41 goals - will win his 110th cap against Iran.It will see him overtake Chris Gunter, who will be among the substitutes for Friday's encounter, and move him into top spot in his own right.Bale said: "I haven't really been focusing on the cap thing to be honest, just trying to focus on the game."On a personal level it's an amazing achievement, it's an honour to represent my country so many times."But it's more important that we try and get the victory. Hopefully we can and it'll make it even more special."","author":{"@type":"Person","name":"Adam Shergold"},"dateModified":"2022-11-25T07:37:09+00:00","datePublished":"2022-11-25T07:37:09+00:00","headline":"Landmark occasion for top-capper Bale","mainEntityOfPage":{"@id":"https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/live/article-11462439/Wales-vs-Iran-World-Cup-2022-Live-Result.html","@type":"WebPage"},"publisher":{"@id":"https://www.dailymail.co.uk#publisher"},"url":"https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/live/article-11462439/Wales-vs-Iran-World-Cup-2022-Live-Result.html#lc-id-12","image":"https://i.dailymail.co.uk/1s/2022/11/25/07/1669361824540_lc_galleryImage_DOHA_QATAR_NOVEMBER_21_Ga.JPG"},{"@type":"BlogPosting","articleBody":"DOMINIC KING: It was always going to be about him. Even if it had been 90 minutes of unrelenting tedium, with no shots and no goals, he would have been the focus after what, by his own inimitable standards, has been an extraordinary week.\nBut, this being Cristiano Ronaldo, there was always going to be a way he would wrestle the agenda away from off-field dramas and what better way to do it than by setting a record that might not be broken. Those words are not used lightly.\nBounced out of Old Trafford on Tuesday in a blaze of acrimony, Ronaldo became the first man in history to score at five World Cups. A run that started in Frankfurt in 2006 with a second half penalty against Iran was extended, with fitting symmetry, in Doha with a second half penalty against Ghana.\nCLICK BELOW FOR THE FULL REPORT","author":{"@type":"Person","name":"Adam Shergold"},"dateModified":"2022-11-25T07:31:15+00:00","datePublished":"2022-11-25T07:31:15+00:00","headline":"THURSDAY RECAP: Lift-off for Portugal with Ronaldo on target as they beat Ghana","mainEntityOfPage":{"@id":"https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/live/article-11462439/Wales-vs-Iran-World-Cup-2022-Live-Result.html","@type":"WebPage"},"publisher":{"@id":"https://www.dailymail.co.uk#publisher"},"url":"https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/live/article-11462439/Wales-vs-Iran-World-Cup-2022-Live-Result.html#lc-id-11","image":"https://i.dailymail.co.uk/1s/2022/11/25/11/64931991-0-image-m-45_1669375452045.jpg"},{"@type":"BlogPosting","articleBody":"Oddly enough, Wales are playing all three of their group games at the same venue - the Ahmad bin Ali Stadium in Al Rayyan.\nLocated 20km west of Doha, the ground was originally opened in 2003 and has been redeveloped for the tournament with a capacity of 40,000.\nOr so we thought until the attendance for the Wales vs USA game was announced as 43,418.\nThe ground is home to Al-Rayyan Sports Club and Al-Kharitiyath Sports Club.\nIt will host seven games during the World Cup.","author":{"@type":"Person","name":"Adam Shergold"},"dateModified":"2022-11-25T07:24:57+00:00","datePublished":"2022-11-25T07:24:39+00:00","headline":"A bit about today’s venue","mainEntityOfPage":{"@id":"https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/live/article-11462439/Wales-vs-Iran-World-Cup-2022-Live-Result.html","@type":"WebPage"},"publisher":{"@id":"https://www.dailymail.co.uk#publisher"},"url":"https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/live/article-11462439/Wales-vs-Iran-World-Cup-2022-Live-Result.html#lc-id-10","image":"https://i.dailymail.co.uk/1s/2022/11/25/07/1669361073230_lc_galleryImage_DOHA_QATAR_NOVEMBER_23_Ge.JPG"},{"@type":"BlogPosting","articleBody":"Some Wales supporters wearing rainbow-coloured bucket hats in solidarity with the LGBTQ+ community - which is persecuted in Qatar - had them confiscated at their game with the United States earlier in the week.\nHowever, the FA of Wales have said that won’t happen at the game today after talks with FIFA.","author":{"@type":"Person","name":"Adam Shergold"},"dateModified":"2022-11-25T07:12:17+00:00","datePublished":"2022-11-25T07:12:17+00:00","headline":"Wales fans will be able to bring in their rainbow-coloured bucket hats today","mainEntityOfPage":{"@id":"https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/live/article-11462439/Wales-vs-Iran-World-Cup-2022-Live-Result.html","@type":"WebPage"},"publisher":{"@id":"https://www.dailymail.co.uk#publisher"},"url":"https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/live/article-11462439/Wales-vs-Iran-World-Cup-2022-Live-Result.html#lc-id-9","image":"https://i.dailymail.co.uk/1s/2022/11/25/11/64931991-0-image-m-45_1669375452045.jpg"},{"@type":"BlogPosting","articleBody":"The sheer quantity of stoppage time being added on by referees at this World Cup has become a point of conversation - and amusement.\nThe new FIFA edict to add all ‘unnatural lost time’ (nice and vague, that one) has led to an average match length so far of 102 minutes and 42 seconds.\nEngland’s win over Iran lasted a staggering 117 minutes!\nHowever, as MATT HUGHES explains in the story below, this isn’t something we’ll be seeing in the Premier League when it resumes.","author":{"@type":"Person","name":"Adam Shergold"},"dateModified":"2022-11-25T07:07:23+00:00","datePublished":"2022-11-25T07:07:23+00:00","headline":"Don’t worry, we’re not suddenly going to have 20 minutes of stoppage time in every game!","mainEntityOfPage":{"@id":"https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/live/article-11462439/Wales-vs-Iran-World-Cup-2022-Live-Result.html","@type":"WebPage"},"publisher":{"@id":"https://www.dailymail.co.uk#publisher"},"url":"https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/live/article-11462439/Wales-vs-Iran-World-Cup-2022-Live-Result.html#lc-id-8","image":"https://i.dailymail.co.uk/1s/2022/11/25/11/64931991-0-image-m-45_1669375452045.jpg"},{"@type":"BlogPosting","articleBody":"ROB DRAPER: When football historians review this World Cup, it may well be remembered as the tournament that presided the last rites over a generation of great players.\nLeo Messi’s fate remains unclear and here Luis Suarez, English anti-hero outside of Liverpool, looked a player on his last legs.\nHis stats from this game were zero shots, zero chances created, two touches in the opposition box and seven passes. One of those was kick off. He had 18 touches and won a single duel.\nCLICK BELOW FOR THE FULL REPORT","author":{"@type":"Person","name":"Adam Shergold"},"dateModified":"2022-11-25T06:59:17+00:00","datePublished":"2022-11-25T06:59:17+00:00","headline":"THURSDAY RECAP: Another stalemate as Uruguay and South Korea draw blanks","mainEntityOfPage":{"@id":"https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/live/article-11462439/Wales-vs-Iran-World-Cup-2022-Live-Result.html","@type":"WebPage"},"publisher":{"@id":"https://www.dailymail.co.uk#publisher"},"url":"https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/live/article-11462439/Wales-vs-Iran-World-Cup-2022-Live-Result.html#lc-id-7","image":"https://i.dailymail.co.uk/1s/2022/11/25/11/64931991-0-image-m-45_1669375452045.jpg"},{"@type":"BlogPosting","articleBody":"Here’s how the table looks ahead of the second round of matches today.\nEngland surged to the top with that 6-2 win over Iran on Monday, with Wales and the United States below them with a point apiece following their 1-1 draw.\nNow, if Wales can beat Iran here and move onto four points, they’ll be in a strong position if England beat the United States tonight. A one-sided win would be handy too, boosting the goal difference.\nThat would mean Wales play an already-qualified England in the final group game on Tuesday, possibly allowing Gareth Southgate to rotate his squad and making life a bit easier.\nSo be in no doubt this is a pivotal game for Wales. ","author":{"@type":"Person","name":"Adam Shergold"},"dateModified":"2022-11-25T06:51:15+00:00","datePublished":"2022-11-25T06:51:15+00:00","headline":"A reminder of the current situation in Group B","mainEntityOfPage":{"@id":"https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/live/article-11462439/Wales-vs-Iran-World-Cup-2022-Live-Result.html","@type":"WebPage"},"publisher":{"@id":"https://www.dailymail.co.uk#publisher"},"url":"https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/live/article-11462439/Wales-vs-Iran-World-Cup-2022-Live-Result.html#lc-id-6","image":"https://i.dailymail.co.uk/1s/2022/11/25/06/1669358917054_lc_galleryImage_.JPG"},{"@type":"BlogPosting","articleBody":"IAN HERBERT: Iran manager Carlos Queiroz confronted a BBC journalist who asked about the protests in the country - and demanded to know why she didn't ask England boss Gareth Southgate about British policy in Afghanistan.\nQueiroz was incensed that BBC Persia reporter Shaimaa Khalil asked striker Mehdi Taremi about the protests sparked by the death of young woman Mahsa Amini in the country, at a press conference before the national team's match against Wales on Friday.\nCLICK BELOW FOR MORE","author":{"@type":"Person","name":"Adam Shergold"},"dateModified":"2022-11-25T06:42:25+00:00","datePublished":"2022-11-25T06:42:25+00:00","headline":"Iran boss Queiroz clashes with journalist over questions on protests in the country","mainEntityOfPage":{"@id":"https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/live/article-11462439/Wales-vs-Iran-World-Cup-2022-Live-Result.html","@type":"WebPage"},"publisher":{"@id":"https://www.dailymail.co.uk#publisher"},"url":"https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/live/article-11462439/Wales-vs-Iran-World-Cup-2022-Live-Result.html#lc-id-5","image":"https://i.dailymail.co.uk/1s/2022/11/25/11/64931991-0-image-m-45_1669375452045.jpg"},{"@type":"BlogPosting","articleBody":"One distinct memory I have of primary school was when our class got to watch England’s opening match of the 1998 World Cup against Tunisia, with the TV wheeled into the dining room.\nI’d hope school TVs have come a long way since then but Gareth Bale has urged teachers the length and breadth of Wales to give kids the same opportunity today.\nWith the game kicking off at 10am, Bale said he hopes classes will be tuning in during lessons after the Welsh Government gave the green light for it.\nBale said: "Being a 10am kick-off in Wales, if I was one of the teachers, I'd let them watch the game."I hope they do. It's a historical moment in Wales, for us to be at a World Cup."Some of the parents of kids I know all want to watch the game but don't want to take them off school."So I think a lot of schools will put the game on for them to cheer us on and get behind us."It's a mini history lesson, and hopefully it'll be a great occasion for all of them."","author":{"@type":"Person","name":"Adam Shergold"},"dateModified":"2022-11-25T06:34:47+00:00","datePublished":"2022-11-25T06:34:47+00:00","headline":"Wheel that TV in!","mainEntityOfPage":{"@id":"https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/live/article-11462439/Wales-vs-Iran-World-Cup-2022-Live-Result.html","@type":"WebPage"},"publisher":{"@id":"https://www.dailymail.co.uk#publisher"},"url":"https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/live/article-11462439/Wales-vs-Iran-World-Cup-2022-Live-Result.html#lc-id-4","image":"https://i.dailymail.co.uk/1s/2022/11/25/06/1669358081450_lc_galleryImage_DOHA_QATAR_NOVEMBER_24_Ga.JPG"},{"@type":"BlogPosting","articleBody":"JAMES ST DENIS: Breel Embolo scored the only goal as Switzerland's World Cup campaign got off to a winning start in Group G after defeating Cameroon 1-0.\nEmbolo's second half strike was enough to secure victory for the Swiss, as they moved to top of Group G with Brazil and Serbia yet to play.\nCameroon's first World Cup since 2014 started the same way their last finals appearance ended, in defeat, and they now sit bottom of the group.\nCLICK BELOW FOR THE FULL MATCH REPORT","author":{"@type":"Person","name":"Adam Shergold"},"dateModified":"2022-11-25T06:26:29+00:00","datePublished":"2022-11-25T06:26:29+00:00","headline":"THURSDAY RECAP: Embolo scores against the country of his birth as Switzerland edge Cameroon","mainEntityOfPage":{"@id":"https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/live/article-11462439/Wales-vs-Iran-World-Cup-2022-Live-Result.html","@type":"WebPage"},"publisher":{"@id":"https://www.dailymail.co.uk#publisher"},"url":"https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/live/article-11462439/Wales-vs-Iran-World-Cup-2022-Live-Result.html#lc-id-3","image":"https://i.dailymail.co.uk/1s/2022/11/25/11/64931991-0-image-m-45_1669375452045.jpg"},{"@type":"BlogPosting","articleBody":"There was some good news for Wales on the eve of this game with midfielder Joe Allen passed fit to play having been sidelined since September with a hamstring injury.\nThe Swansea City man, who has 72 caps for his country, is likely to be on the bench today given his lack of match fitness.\n'Joe got through his fitness test, so that's good news. He's fit and raring to go,' said Wales coach Rob Page.\n'We were all concerned about him because of the extent of the injury.\n'He kept breaking down. We had to meet targets along the way and they've met every target. Last week they pushed him to 100 per cent. It was a gamble.'","author":{"@type":"Person","name":"Adam Shergold"},"dateModified":"2022-11-25T06:16:58+00:00","datePublished":"2022-11-25T06:16:34+00:00","headline":"A huge boost for Wales as Joe Allen is ‘fit and raring to go’","mainEntityOfPage":{"@id":"https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/live/article-11462439/Wales-vs-Iran-World-Cup-2022-Live-Result.html","@type":"WebPage"},"publisher":{"@id":"https://www.dailymail.co.uk#publisher"},"url":"https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/live/article-11462439/Wales-vs-Iran-World-Cup-2022-Live-Result.html#lc-id-2","image":"https://i.dailymail.co.uk/1s/2022/11/25/11/64931991-0-image-m-45_1669375452045.jpg"},{"@type":"BlogPosting","articleBody":"Have you got yourself into the World Cup rhythm yet? Four matches a day, wall-to-wall football from dawn until dusk and beyond…\nTo be honest, it’s a bit of a challenge even for the most dedicated couch potatoes but on we go and there’s another quartet of games today.\nBasically, we’ve done one full rotation of the eight groups and have witnessed all 32 of the teams involved now.\nOn to the second round of matches today as we reset to Groups A and B.\nFirst up, it’s our featured game here from Group B as Wales play Iran. That’s a 1pm kick-off local time in Qatar, or 10am in the United Kingdom.\nAfter that, a Group A double-header as hosts Qatar take on Senegal at 1pm UK time and the Netherlands play Ecuador at 4pm.\nTo cap it all off, England play the United States tonight at 7pm in today’s other Group B match.","author":{"@type":"Person","name":"Adam Shergold"},"dateModified":"2022-11-25T06:06:20+00:00","datePublished":"2022-11-25T06:06:20+00:00","headline":"So what’s happening today then?","mainEntityOfPage":{"@id":"https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/live/article-11462439/Wales-vs-Iran-World-Cup-2022-Live-Result.html","@type":"WebPage"},"publisher":{"@id":"https://www.dailymail.co.uk#publisher"},"url":"https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/live/article-11462439/Wales-vs-Iran-World-Cup-2022-Live-Result.html#lc-id-1","image":"https://i.dailymail.co.uk/1s/2022/11/25/11/64931991-0-image-m-45_1669375452045.jpg"},{"@type":"BlogPosting","articleBody":"Bore da!\nToday could well be a momentous one for Welsh football as the team seeks its first win at a World Cup finals in 64 years.\nRob Page’s side know they have every chance of achieving that against an Iran team smashed for six by England in their opening game on Monday.\nGet the three points and Wales could easily be bound for the last-16, particularly if the United States lose to England later on.\nBut there can be no room for complacency - it took a battling performance and that late Gareth Bale penalty - already an iconic moment - to take a deserved draw against the US.\nWales can build on the optimism that goal generated, however, and gain a priceless win here.\nWelcome to our live coverage of Wales vs Iran as the second round of group games gets underway out in Qatar!","author":{"@type":"Person","name":"Adam Shergold"},"dateModified":"2022-11-25T06:00:17+00:00","datePublished":"2022-11-25T06:00:17+00:00","headline":"We could witness an historic day for Welsh football","mainEntityOfPage":{"@id":"https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/live/article-11462439/Wales-vs-Iran-World-Cup-2022-Live-Result.html","@type":"WebPage"},"publisher":{"@id":"https://www.dailymail.co.uk#publisher"},"url":"https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/live/article-11462439/Wales-vs-Iran-World-Cup-2022-Live-Result.html#lc-id-0","image":"https://i.dailymail.co.uk/1s/2022/11/25/06/1669356011659_lc_galleryImage_Wales_Gareth_Bale_bottom_.JPG"}],"publisher":{"@id":"https://www.dailymail.co.uk#publisher","@type":"Organization","logo":{"@type":"ImageObject","height":"60","url":"https://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/sitelogos/daily-mail-structured-data-logo.gif","width":"350"},"name":"Daily Mail"},"url":"https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/live/article-11462439/Wales-vs-Iran-World-Cup-2022-Live-Result.html","author":[{"@type":"Person","name":"Adam Shergold"}]} Adam Shergold Host commentator 11:44 Wales 0-0 Iran 81min: Now Saeid Ezataolahi is down with cramp and is rolling around theatrically. Morteza Pouraliganji helps him out with the stretching. This is seriously tense… 11:41 Wales 0-0 Iran 79min: Wales manage to get themselves upfield, which has been a rare occurrence in the second-half. Dan James goes to ground and there’s a brief flashpoint. Not a free-kick. 11:39 Wales 0-0 Iran 76min: Changes afoot for both sides - Iran bring on three new players - on come Cheshmi, Torabi and Jahanbakhsh. Meanwhile, Wales bring on Joe Allen for Ethan Ampadu. 11:35 Wales 0-0 Iran 73min: Wales under severe pressure now and Hennessey gets down brilliantly in the far corner to push away a shot by Saeid Ezatolahi. They need to hold firm here. 11:33 Wales 0-0 Iran 71min: Into the last 20 minutes as Iran swing in a corner that is over-hit. The ball is re-delivered but Hennessey is alert to the danger. 11:30 Wales 0-0 Iran 68min: Sardar Azmoun will have to accept defeat here and is being replaced by Karim Ansarifard for the final 20-odd minutes. 11:29 Wales 0-0 Iran 67min: An injection of pad by Brennan Johnson, who gets down the right to the byline and tried to get the ball into Gareth Bale. Iran just about do enough to snuff out the danger. 11:26 Wales 0-0 Iran 64min: That’s a crucial block by Ampadu, who tracked back to stop Taremi from getting a shot away after he’d weaved his way into the Wales box. 11:25 Wales 0-0 Iran 63min: Ethan Ampadu slips over and Iran break to win a corner. It’s not the best delivery and Wayne Hennessey will lap that up. 11:22 Wales 0-0 Iran 59min: A pause in play and Iran may be about to lose their most dangerous player here in Sardar Azmoun, who went down clutching his leg. But he is continuing for the time being. 11:19 Wales 0-0 Iran 57min: Here come those two changes for Wales in an attempt to change the course of this contest. Off go Connor Roberts and Harry Wilson, on come Dan James and Brennan Johnson. 11:17 Wales 0-0 Iran 55min: Wales try to respond and Kieffer Moore loops a header over the bar. Now they win a free-kick and load up the box but Harry Wilson’s ball is a poor one and the keeper collects it. Brennan Williams and Dan James are primed to come on for Wales. 11:14 Wales 0-0 Iran 51min: How on earth are Iran not in front?! Azmoun smacks one post and, literally seconds later, Gholizadeh curls an effort against the other save. Then Hennessey makes a crucial save to keep Wales level to deny Azmoun. Iran really couldn’t have come much closer than that and Wales are certainly fortunate. 11:11 Wales 0-0 Iran 48min: Aaron Ramsey plays a blind pass and Wales are suddenly in trouble as the ball runs loose. It takes an intervention from Chris Mepham to sort things out. Down the other end, Ramsey tries to get onto the end of a nice floated pass from the back but can’t quite reach it. 11:09 Wales 0-0 Iran 47min: We’ve got a stoppage in play with Azmoun, the Iran striker, holding his forearm after taking a blow from Neco Williams. I’m sure he’ll soldier on. 11:06 KICK-OFF: Iran get the game back underway We are back underway in Al Rayyan with Iran kicking us off. Neither coach has made any changes. What will the next 45 bring? 11:01 It’s tight and tense Wales have struggled to find the killer ball when they get into the final third and chances have been at a premium. Iran have been the more aggressive side and they look dangerous on the counter though Joe Rodon in particular has restricted their chances. The second-half should become a bit more open and it will be a case of who steps up to deliver. It’ll certainly be incredibly tense now. 10:58 Can’t say I’m surprised by this… Wales have struggled to get him on the ball Which Wales player has had the fewest touches in the first half of this #FIFAWorldCup match?Gareth Bale. pic.twitter.com/DpTumSZD59— Opta Analyst (@OptaAnalyst) November 25, 2022 10:51 HALF-TIME: Wales 0-0 Iran Iranian pressure concludes the first half as Wales scramble the ball away and Ahmad Nourollahi produces a dipping volley from range that Hennessey grabs. And that is the half-time whistle after a fascinating opening 45 minutes. There’s a lot of tension already in what is essentially a must-win for both. Kieffer Moore with the best chance for Wales but they didn’t have the right ball often enough when in good areas. Iran had the ball in the net but it was clearly offside and VAR agreed. 10:50 Wales 0-0 Iran 45+3min: Trouble for Joe Rodon here as he takes out Mehdi Taremi as the Iran forward skipped past him on the left flank. Definite yellow card and no complaints. 10:49 Wales 0-0 Iran 45+2min: A really dangerous cross for Iran there and Azmoun was at full stretch trying to get a telling touch on it. In the end, Rodon, who’s having a key battle with the Iran striker, just about does enough as the ball flashes through. 10:47 Wales 0-0 Iran 45min: A rendition of ‘Don’t take me home’ from the Welsh fans in the sun-scorched corner of the ground. Those bucket hats working overtime today. We pass the 45 minutes mark and we’ll have four minutes added. 10:44 Wales 0-0 Iran 42min: That was pretty slick by Wales… Kieffer Moore gets the through ball inside the Iran box and Harry Wilson shoots but it’s blocked and loops away for a corner. Hosseini, though, is commanding in his six yard box to grab the delivery. 10:42 Wales 0-0 Iran 40min: Chris Mepham concedes a free-kick by pulling Azmoun to the floor and Wales with some defending to do with five minutes (plus stoppages of course) to the break. Ehsan Hajsafi swings it in and that isn’t going to trouble anyone as it bounces through and out of play in front of the Red Wall. 10:39 Wales 0-0 Iran 37min: Neco Williams’ touch let him down there after Harry Wilson had picked him out really well with a through pass after Gareth Bale made a smart decoy run into the box. Iran get defenders across to cover and Wales can’t make a good position count. Majid Hosseini of Iran competes with Harry Wilson of Wale 10:37 Wales 0-0 Iran 35min: Joe Rodon once again being troubled by Azmoun as Iran attempt a long ball in behind him. Did well to put off the striker and Ben Davies came across to deal with the threat. 10:36 Wales 0-0 Iran 34min: Not quite happening for Wales with the final pass. Chris Mepham picking the wrong option and overhitting an attempted ball into the box there. 10:32 Wales 0-0 Iran 30min: The game continues to be played at a high pace. Harry Wilson tries to slide a through pass into Kieffer Moore inside the Iran box but it’s just about cut out. The game hanging in a delicate balance at the minute. 10:30 Wales 0-0 Iran 28min: Azmoun now down in need of treatment. He has combined really well with Taremi so far in this game. He is back on his feet eventually. It’s a chance for the players to take on board some much needed water… and some instructions too. Azmoun returns to the action. 10:28 Wales 0-0 Iran 26min: Vital slide tackle by Joe Rodon, who’s really having a ding-dong contest with Sardar Azmoun. He was almost in behind Wales there on the counter but Rodon got across to cover. 10:27 Wales 0-0 Iran 25min: Neco Williams is struggling after a challenge by the touchline. Looked like a blow to the knee which can be painful indeed. He’s trying to jog it off. 10:26 Here’s the offside animation from that disallowed Iran goal That's a ???????????????????????????? let off for Wales ????Iran look to have taken the lead through Ali Gholizadeh, but VAR rules it out for offside ⚽❌???????????? Watch on @BBCiPlayer, listen on @BBCSounds & get more on the @BBCSport app#BBCFootball #BBCWorldCup— BBC Sport (@BBCSport) November 25, 2022 10:25 Wales 0-0 Iran 23min: Azmoun rises highest in a packed penalty area to meet an Iran free-kick, getting above Joe Rodon and goal side too. But he was stretching too far and couldn’t steer the ball towards goal. 10:21 Wales 0-0 Iran 19min: Harry Wilson swings in a free-kick from a good position on the right side. The keeper Hosseini comes out and gets a glove to punch it away. 10:17 IRAN GOAL DISALLOWED Iran think they’ve taken the lead through Gholizadeh…. But the VAR checks show he was in an offside position when he stuck the ball away. It was just the last pass of a move that sliced through a Wales defence that had been cut apart. 10:15 Wales 0-0 Iran 13min: Moore gets patched up by the Welsh medical team and he looks fine to continue thankfully. 10:14 Wales 0-0 Iran 12min: Wales enjoying a spell of possession in an advanced area. Roberts is well advanced and his cross is perfect for Kieffer Moore to reach in the middle. He stretched out his leg but it was straight at the keeper Hosseini and blocked. But there’s real concern for Wales here as Moore has stayed down. It looked like he got a boot in the face for his troubles, with a cut near his left eye. 10:09 Wales 0-0 Iran 7min: Sardar Azmoun with the first shot of the contest for Iran. Lacked power and dribbled into Wayne Hennessey’s gloves from the edge of the Welsh box. But something to think about as he wasn’t shut down in time. 10:08 Wales 0-0 Iran 6min: Iran look to carry a threat as they come forward, whipping up their crowds. A couple of good crosses come in quick succession and Joe Rodon gets up to deal with them. Ethan Ampadu of Wales controls the ball against Saeid Ezatolahi (L) and Ahmad Noorollahi of Ira 10:07 Wales 0-0 Iran 5min: Ben Davies finds himself a long way forward and feels he was bundled over by Majid Hosseini as he tried to get the ball into the Iran box. The referee didn’t agree with him. 10:04 Wales 0-0 Iran 3min: Kieffer Moore involved for the first time as he tries to direct a flick header to a team-mate. Ot doesn’t quite come off but neither does Iran’s attack as the cross is way too long. Wales on the break and Neco Williams cuts in onto his right boot from the left and decides to take aim. Over the top by the Nottingham Forest man. 10:01 KICK-OFF: We’re underway in Al Rayyan for this crucial game Our referee from Guatemala, Mario Escobar, gets the match started with Wales getting us going. Terrific atmosphere being created by the Iran fans as we begin. Wales paying in familiar all-red today, Iran are in all-white. 09:58 Iran’s players DO sing their national anthem Ear-splitting whistles and jeers from the Iranian fans as their anthem is played. The players do sing it but let’s just say enthusiasm is lacking. More of a mumble. 09:55 Here come the teams! The mini ceremony that precedes every game has been concluded and it’s now time for the two teams to emerge from the tunnel at the Ahmad bin Ali Stadium. Can Wales make a faster start in this one than against the United States? Time for the anthems, beginning with the always stirring Hen Wlad Fy Nhadau… 09:50 Just 10 minutes until kick-off now The Red Wall has been assembled in the Ahmad bin Ali Stadium though they’ll have plenty of competition in the singing stakes from the many thousands of Iranian fans who’ve made the considerably shorter journey here. Warm-ups are complete and the two teams will be emerging into the arena for the game in a matter of minutes. 09:48 Congratulations to Gareth Bale as he becomes Wales’ most capped player of all time ???????????????????????????? Tywysog Cymru ????????????????????????????Llongyfarchiadau! @GarethBale11 has broken the Cymru Men's National Team caps record. #ArBenYByd | #TogetherStronger pic.twitter.com/YsLmaKRdvb— Wales ???????????????????????????? (@Cymru) November 25, 2022 09:41 Page: Picking Moore was an easy choice We have just heard from the Wales coach Rob Page on the BBC. Here’s what he had to say: On selecting Kieffer Moore ahead of Dan James in attack… After the impact he had against the USA, it was an easy decision to me. He gets us further up the pitch, he is not only a physical presence who keeps the ball well, he is a willing runner. There are lots of attributes to his game. On this being a must-win game…No doubt Iran will be doing the same, they will want to react in a positive manner [after losing 6-2 to England]. Both sides will be going out for the win. On the 31C heat at pitchside…As much as they say the air conditioning is all around the stadium, it’s still very hot on that pitch. It’s a factor we have to consider. On Gareth Bale becoming his country’s most-capped player….He deserves all the plaudits and accolades he is going to get because he has been a fantastic servant for us on and off the pitch. He is a role model for us. 09:38 A reminder of the two teams Wales: Hennessey, Mepham, Rodon, Ben Davies, Roberts, Ramsey, Ampadu, Wilson, Neco Williams, Bale, Moore Substitutes: Gunter, Allen, Johnson, Ward, Morrell, Lockyer, Jonathan Williams, Harris, James, Adam Davies, Thomas, Levitt, Cabango, Colwill, Smith.Iran: Hossein Hosseini, Rezaeian, Pouraliganji, Majid Hosseini, Mohammadi, Gholizadeh, Noorollahi, Ezatolahi, Hajsafi, Azmoun, Taremi Substitutes: Beiranvand, Moharrami, Khalilzadeh, Jahanbakhsh, Ansarifard, Amiri, Niazmand, Kanaani, Ghoddos, Cheshmi, Torabi, Karimi, Abedzadeh, Jalali. Gareth Bale and Kieffer Moore both start for Wales Rob Page opted to start Moore on the bench against the USA but the Bournemouth man's strong second half showing, in which Wales appeared much improved, has done enough to start. Mail Online 09:33 Under half-an-hour now until kick-off and the warm ups are well underway Wales warm up Iran prepare 09:23 Stadium security staff confiscating black crosses on Iranian flags There were protests at Iran’s opening game earlier this week, with the players choosing not to sing the country’s national anthem. It’s a turbulent time in Iran with widespread condemnation of the regime following the death of 22-year-old woman Masha Amini when in the custody of the country’s morality police. ‘Iran women’ flags were prominent at their game with England and it appears from some of the pictures coming in ahead of this game that Iran flags adorned with black crosses are being taken away by security inside the stadium. A police officer instructs Iran fans to remove black crosses from Iran flags Members of security (R) speak with two Iran supporters, one holding a flag reading "Woman life freedom" An Iran supporter with her face made up to show tears of blood under a heart in the colours of the Iran flag 09:11 MARTIN SAMUEL: Why Messi needs to be more like Bale! Argentina's match with Poland at Stadium 974 on Wednesday is shaping up like a cup final. Lose and it could be Lionel Messi's farewell as an international player, his last chance of football's biggest trophy gone. It may sound preposterous but he needs to be more like Gareth Bale. This is not a comparison of the pair as footballers. Bale is a great player but we know where Messi sits in the pantheon. All but the very greatest are looking up at him. Yet Bale has a special ingredient, a way of inserting himself into the narrative at vital moments, regardless of what went before. CLICK BELOW TO READ THE FULL COLUMN Now we'll see if talk of Man United suitors is hot air or cold reality MARTIN SAMUEL: Through the years there have been a whole lot of Jims who have claimed they can fix it for the club and now they have got their chance. Mail Online 09:00 More scenes from inside the stadium with one hour until kick-off 08:55 TEAM NEWS: The Iran line-up to face Wales H. Hosseini; Rezaelan, Pouraliganji, M. Hosseini, Mohammadi; Gholizadeh, Nourollahi, Afagh, Hajsafi; Azmoun, Taremi Iran goalkeeper Alireza Beiranvand misses out after being concussed against England and was replaced by Hossein Hosseini. 08:49 It’s bad news for some Wales fans heading to the game Scores of Wales fans are set to miss the crucial World Cup match against Iran after a 'glitch in the system' has seen them turned away at Dubai airport. At least 80 Welsh fans have been told they cannot enter Qatar, meaning they will miss today's match in a situation they've described as 'hellish'. A 'glitch in the system' at Dubai airport has meant that their Hayya cards, which act as Qatar visas, have not been accepted by officials. CLICK BELOW FOR MORE  Welsh fans set to MISS Iran World Cup match after 'glitch in system' Scores of Welsh fans have been told they cannot enter Qatar due to a 'glitch in the system' at Dubai airport, meaning they will miss today's World Cup match against Iran. Mail Online 08:40 TEAM NEWS: Here is the Wales line-up to face Iran Hennessey; Mepham, Rodon, Davies; Roberts, Ramsey, Ampadu, Wilson, Williams; Bale, Moore So as many suspected, Kieffer Moore is rewarded for his game-changing performance in the second-half against the United States with a starting spot today. Dan James drops to the bench. Otherwise, Rob Page’s side are unchanged from Monday. ???????????????????????????????????? CYMRU XIOn or off the pitch, Together we are Stronger! #ArBenYByd | #FIFAWorldCup | #TogetherStronger pic.twitter.com/kFM52YIdiR— Wales ???????????????????????????? (@Cymru) November 25, 2022 08:38 Here they are! Gareth Bale arrives at the stadium Chris Mepham (L) and Harry Wilson of Wales prepare to inspect the pitch 08:29 The heat will be a real challenge for the players They’ve had time to acclimatise a little but that won’t stop the players feeling the heat during today’s game. It’s a 1pm kick-off time in Al Rayyan and temperatures will be nudging 30C and probably higher at pitch level. There is a some shade provided by the stands but not masses, so hydration is going to be essential for all concerned. 08:20 Some early arrivals at the Ahmad bin Ali Stadium 08:16 PREVIEW: Wales tiptoe through a political minefield ahead of crucial Iran clash IAN HERBERT: Rarely, if ever, have questions about protest dominated the preface to a World Cup match quite so much as when Iran and Wales got down to talking about a clash on which so much rests for both countries. To watch Iran coach Carlos Queiroz confront a BBC Persia journalist who had raised such an issue revealed his veneer of calm on the subject to be tissue thin, despite an impressive, statesmanlike half-hour discussing how his team can put the nightmare of England behind them. 'Great teams know how to rebound. What is important is the day after and the day after that,' he said. Gareth Bale and Rob Page fielded multiple questions about protest, too, and though Wales' calm and classy defiance of Qatar's blanket ban on rainbows has left England trailing in their wake, both held fast to a resolve not to create a sideshow or a saga. CLICK BELOW TO READ MORE   Gareth Bale and Rob Page shut down political sideshows before Iran Rarely have questions about protest dominated the preface to a World Cup match quite so much as when Iran and Wales got down to talking about a clash on which so much rests for both countries. Mail Online 08:09 Moore, Moore, Moore… How do you like him? Not too much longer now until we have confirmation of the Wales teams but Kieffer Moore surely has a strong case to start today after his impact off the bench against the US. Rob Page went with Dan James in attack alongside Gareth Bale but introduced Moore at half-time after going 1-0 down and the more direct approach certainly changed the course of the game. The Bournemouth forward is certainly a handful for any defence and he could well now be rewarded with a first World Cup start. 08:03 It’s only fair we have a look inside the Wales dressing room as well! 07:58 The lowdown on Iran A little primer on Wales’ opponents today, courtesy of PA Media. How did they get to Qatar?Iran were the first Asian team to seal qualification for this World Cup as they wrapped up progress with three matches to spare and topped Group A ahead of South Korea.What is their World Cup pedigree?This is Team Melli's sixth finals appearances, having made their debut in 1978.Iran are at their third successive World Cup and aiming to make it out of the group stage for the first time.Sat 20th in FIFA's rankings - the highest ranked team in the Asian Football Confederation and one place below Wales - they have won just two of their previous 16 matches at the World Cup.Who is the coach?Dragan Skocic led Iran to World Cup qualification but the divisive head coach's dismissal led to the return of Carlos Queiroz.Sir Alex Ferguson's former assistant at Manchester United was in charge of the Asian side at the 2014 and 2018 World Cups during a successful seven-year stint.Spells at the helm of Colombia and Egypt followed, with the latter's penalty shootout defeat to Senegal in qualification leaving Queiroz out of work and ready to watch Qatar 2022 from afar. But Iran's late call means the 69-year-old is managing at the finals for the fourth time.What is their recent form?Mehdi Taremi secured Iran an impressive 1-0 friendly win against Uruguay in September, which was followed by a 1-1 draw with fellow World Cup qualifiers Senegal.Iran also squeezed in a pre-tournament friendly on November 10 against Nicaragua, which they won 1-0, but their defence was ripped apart in their heavy loss to England.Who is the player to watch?Porto's Taremi has impressed on the Champions League stage and scored twice against England, one from the penalty spot.Taremi could form an exciting front three with ex-Brighton winger Alireza Jahanbakhsh and Sardar Azmoun, who is nicknamed the 'Iranian Messi' but was only used as a substitute against England.Goalkeeper bluesFirst-choice goalkeeper Alireza Beiranvand has been ruled out of the Wales game after breaking his nose and suffering concussion against England.Beiranvand was pictured training in a mask on Thursday at Iran's Doha base but Queiroz said: "There is medical protocol we need to respect and there is no way to move around the protocol, so he will not play."Back-up goalkeeper Hossein Hosseini, who was unconvincing against England after replacing Beiranvand, will start against Wales. 07:50 THURSDAY RECAP: Richarlison at the double as Brazil make winning start MATT BARLOW: The pigeon has landed at the World Cup. In theory, it is not the best place for him among the hunting falcons of the Arabian peninsula. Then again, Richarlison has never been too concerned about perfection. If he were, he would never embrace his nickname ‘Pombo’, Portuguese for the much-maligned bird. He is happy to poke fun at his own beaky features and peculiar gait, and Brazil are learning to love him for that. Just as they do at Tottenham. Where they consider Richarlison genuine, determined and selfless. He works for his team. And his coaches and teammates have always adored him. Popular opinion in Brazil called for Rodrygo, Antony or Gabriel Jesus to start up front rather than him. CLICK BELOW FOR THE FULL REPORT Brazil 2-0 Serbia - Favourites kick-start World Cup campaign in style MATT BARLOW AT LUSAIL ICONIC STADIUM: Two goals in 11 minutes and the points were secure. That's nine in Richarlison's last seven appearances for Brazil now. Mail Online 07:43 A peek inside the Iran dressing room 07:37 Landmark occasion for top-capper Bale Gareth Bale will make history by becoming his country's most capped men's footballer against Iran.The 33-year-old captain - who made his debut in 2006 and is Wales' record scorer with 41 goals - will win his 110th cap against Iran.It will see him overtake Chris Gunter, who will be among the substitutes for Friday's encounter, and move him into top spot in his own right.Bale said: "I haven't really been focusing on the cap thing to be honest, just trying to focus on the game."On a personal level it's an amazing achievement, it's an honour to represent my country so many times."But it's more important that we try and get the victory. Hopefully we can and it'll make it even more special." 07:31 THURSDAY RECAP: Lift-off for Portugal with Ronaldo on target as they beat Ghana DOMINIC KING: It was always going to be about him. Even if it had been 90 minutes of unrelenting tedium, with no shots and no goals, he would have been the focus after what, by his own inimitable standards, has been an extraordinary week. But, this being Cristiano Ronaldo, there was always going to be a way he would wrestle the agenda away from off-field dramas and what better way to do it than by setting a record that might not be broken. Those words are not used lightly. Bounced out of Old Trafford on Tuesday in a blaze of acrimony, Ronaldo became the first man in history to score at five World Cups. A run that started in Frankfurt in 2006 with a second half penalty against Iran was extended, with fitting symmetry, in Doha with a second half penalty against Ghana. CLICK BELOW FOR THE FULL REPORT Portugal vs Ghana - World Cup 2022: Live score, team news and updates Follow Sportsmail's live blog for the World Cup Group H clash between Portugal and Ghana, which will likely see Cristiano Ronaldo feature for the first time since leaving Man United. Mail Online 07:24 A bit about today’s venue Oddly enough, Wales are playing all three of their group games at the same venue - the Ahmad bin Ali Stadium in Al Rayyan. Located 20km west of Doha, the ground was originally opened in 2003 and has been redeveloped for the tournament with a capacity of 40,000. Or so we thought until the attendance for the Wales vs USA game was announced as 43,418. The ground is home to Al-Rayyan Sports Club and Al-Kharitiyath Sports Club. It will host seven games during the World Cup. 07:12 Wales fans will be able to bring in their rainbow-coloured bucket hats today Some Wales supporters wearing rainbow-coloured bucket hats in solidarity with the LGBTQ+ community - which is persecuted in Qatar - had them confiscated at their game with the United States earlier in the week. However, the FA of Wales have said that won’t happen at the game today after talks with FIFA. In response to the FAW, FIFA has confirmed that fans with Rainbow Wall bucket hats and rainbow flags will be allowed entry to the stadium for @Cymru’s match against Iran on Friday.All World Cup venues have been contacted and instructed to follow the agreed rules & regulations. pic.twitter.com/9XRlx98V6h— FA WALES (@FAWales) November 24, 2022 07:07 Don’t worry, we’re not suddenly going to have 20 minutes of stoppage time in every game! The sheer quantity of stoppage time being added on by referees at this World Cup has become a point of conversation - and amusement. The new FIFA edict to add all ‘unnatural lost time’ (nice and vague, that one) has led to an average match length so far of 102 minutes and 42 seconds. England’s win over Iran lasted a staggering 117 minutes! However, as MATT HUGHES explains in the story below, this isn’t something we’ll be seeing in the Premier League when it resumes. PL referees will NOT follow FIFA's new stoppage time mantra Sportsmail has learned a number of referees have been shocked at the amount of time being added on in Qatar. And they have sought clarification from the PGMOL. Mail Online 06:59 THURSDAY RECAP: Another stalemate as Uruguay and South Korea draw blanks ROB DRAPER: When football historians review this World Cup, it may well be remembered as the tournament that presided the last rites over a generation of great players. Leo Messi’s fate remains unclear and here Luis Suarez, English anti-hero outside of Liverpool, looked a player on his last legs. His stats from this game were zero shots, zero chances created, two touches in the opposition box and seven passes. One of those was kick off. He had 18 touches and won a single duel. CLICK BELOW FOR THE FULL REPORT Uruguay vs South Korea - World Cup 2022: Live score and updates South Korea confirmed that Son Heung-min had recovered in time to star against Uruguay on Thursday. Follow Sportsmail's live blog for build-up and match action throughout the clash. Mail Online 06:51 A reminder of the current situation in Group B Here’s how the table looks ahead of the second round of matches today. England surged to the top with that 6-2 win over Iran on Monday, with Wales and the United States below them with a point apiece following their 1-1 draw. Now, if Wales can beat Iran here and move onto four points, they’ll be in a strong position if England beat the United States tonight. A one-sided win would be handy too, boosting the goal difference. That would mean Wales play an already-qualified England in the final group game on Tuesday, possibly allowing Gareth Southgate to rotate his squad and making life a bit easier. So be in no doubt this is a pivotal game for Wales. 06:42 Iran boss Queiroz clashes with journalist over questions on protests in the country IAN HERBERT: Iran manager Carlos Queiroz confronted a BBC journalist who asked about the protests in the country - and demanded to know why she didn't ask England boss Gareth Southgate about British policy in Afghanistan. Queiroz was incensed that BBC Persia reporter Shaimaa Khalil asked striker Mehdi Taremi about the protests sparked by the death of young woman Mahsa Amini in the country, at a press conference before the national team's match against Wales on Friday. CLICK BELOW FOR MORE During the #Iran team presser I asked @MehdiTaremi9 what his message was to the protesters back home. He declined to answer. At end, the team’s manager @Carlos_Queiroz confronted me asking if it was fair to put a political question to the Iranian player … pic.twitter.com/EmPBrMZKAD— shaimaa khalil BBC (@Shaimaakhalil) November 24, 2022 Iran boss Carlos Queiroz confronts journalist over protests questions Queiroz was incensed BBC Persia reporter Shaimaa Khalil asked striker Mehdi Taremi about protests sparked by the death of young woman Mahsa Amini in Iran at a press conference. Mail Online 06:34 Wheel that TV in! One distinct memory I have of primary school was when our class got to watch England’s opening match of the 1998 World Cup against Tunisia, with the TV wheeled into the dining room. I’d hope school TVs have come a long way since then but Gareth Bale has urged teachers the length and breadth of Wales to give kids the same opportunity today. With the game kicking off at 10am, Bale said he hopes classes will be tuning in during lessons after the Welsh Government gave the green light for it. Bale said: "Being a 10am kick-off in Wales, if I was one of the teachers, I'd let them watch the game."I hope they do. It's a historical moment in Wales, for us to be at a World Cup."Some of the parents of kids I know all want to watch the game but don't want to take them off school."So I think a lot of schools will put the game on for them to cheer us on and get behind us."It's a mini history lesson, and hopefully it'll be a great occasion for all of them." 06:26 THURSDAY RECAP: Embolo scores against the country of his birth as Switzerland edge Cameroon JAMES ST DENIS: Breel Embolo scored the only goal as Switzerland's World Cup campaign got off to a winning start in Group G after defeating Cameroon 1-0. Embolo's second half strike was enough to secure victory for the Swiss, as they moved to top of Group G with Brazil and Serbia yet to play. Cameroon's first World Cup since 2014 started the same way their last finals appearance ended, in defeat, and they now sit bottom of the group. CLICK BELOW FOR THE FULL MATCH REPORT Breel Embolo scores the only goal as Switzerland beat Cameroon JAMES ST DENIS AT THE AL JANOUB STADIUM: Embolo's second half strike was enough to secure victory for the Swiss, as they moved to top of Group G with Brazil and Serbia yet to play. Mail Online 06:16 A huge boost for Wales as Joe Allen is ‘fit and raring to go’ There was some good news for Wales on the eve of this game with midfielder Joe Allen passed fit to play having been sidelined since September with a hamstring injury. The Swansea City man, who has 72 caps for his country, is likely to be on the bench today given his lack of match fitness. 'Joe got through his fitness test, so that's good news. He's fit and raring to go,' said Wales coach Rob Page. 'We were all concerned about him because of the extent of the injury. 'He kept breaking down. We had to meet targets along the way and they've met every target. Last week they pushed him to 100 per cent. It was a gamble.' Allen 'fit and raring to go' for Iran game says Wales manager Rob Page Wales have received a big boost ahead of their vital World Cup clash against Iran after Joe Allen was passed fit. Mail Online 06:06 So what’s happening today then? Have you got yourself into the World Cup rhythm yet? Four matches a day, wall-to-wall football from dawn until dusk and beyond… To be honest, it’s a bit of a challenge even for the most dedicated couch potatoes but on we go and there’s another quartet of games today. Basically, we’ve done one full rotation of the eight groups and have witnessed all 32 of the teams involved now. On to the second round of matches today as we reset to Groups A and B. First up, it’s our featured game here from Group B as Wales play Iran. That’s a 1pm kick-off local time in Qatar, or 10am in the United Kingdom. After that, a Group A double-header as hosts Qatar take on Senegal at 1pm UK time and the Netherlands play Ecuador at 4pm. To cap it all off, England play the United States tonight at 7pm in today’s other Group B match. 06:00 We could witness an historic day for Welsh football Bore da! Today could well be a momentous one for Welsh football as the team seeks its first win at a World Cup finals in 64 years. Rob Page’s side know they have every chance of achieving that against an Iran team smashed for six by England in their opening game on Monday. Get the three points and Wales could easily be bound for the last-16, particularly if the United States lose to England later on. But there can be no room for complacency - it took a battling performance and that late Gareth Bale penalty - already an iconic moment - to take a deserved draw against the US. Wales can build on the optimism that goal generated, however, and gain a priceless win here. Welcome to our live coverage of Wales vs Iran as the second round of group games gets underway out in Qatar! {"id":"11462439","channel":"/sport","pageUrl":"https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/live/article-11462439/Wales-vs-Iran-World-Cup-2022-Live-Result.html","status":"running","greenBox":{"body":""}}

Source = PremierLeague-News.Com

This news 14 hits received.

COMMENTS

  • 0 Comment
Last News