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Wales fans criticize their team for their fiendish performance against Iran

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‘Sucked up the place’: Wales supporters criticize their team for their poor performance against Iran which leaves their World Cup dream in tatters with just one point after two games

  • Wales lost 2-0 to Iran and dashed their hopes of qualifying for the round of 16.
  • Wayne Hennessey was sent off late before Iran scored twice in stoppage time
  • The foolish blows came as Wales looked to hang on to a point against Iran.
  • The result means Wales will now have to beat England in their final group game.

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Wales’ World Cup dreams are in tatters after two late goals by Iran left them facing an Everest-sized battle to reach the last 16.

Wales struggled for long periods against a motivated Iran team, coming off a 6-2 thrashing at the hands of England in their opening group game, and were clinging to one point in the end.

Wayne Hennessey’s sending off just after 80 minutes seemed fair and although Iran had missed plenty of chances before that, they looked tired and struggled to create until Rouzbeh Cheshmi appeared with a fantastic finish after 98 minutes to win the game.

Rouzbeh Cheshmi scored the sucker-puncher that leaves Wales in all sorts of trouble heading into their final group game.

Rouzbeh Cheshmi scored the sucker-puncher that leaves Wales in all sorts of trouble heading into their final group game.

Joe Allen, introduced just minutes earlier and coming off an injury-stricken season for Swansea in which he only played 493 minutes in the Championship, was unable to get a good enough connection on his clearance and Cheshmi seized the opportunity.

With Wales pushing for an unlikely draw, Iran struck again. Beating them in a four-on-one break, Ramin Rezaeian, who had been running all over the Wales midfield all afternoon, headed the ball over the hapless Danny Ward.

Reacting to the defeat on social media, Welsh fans were not in a good mood as they watched their team squander what looked like a rather presentable chance to claim their first World Cup victory in 64 years.

Joe Allen has pretty much cost Wales that game. He only played 12 minutes,’ wrote one.

‘No less than what Iran deserves at all. Joe Allen’s clearance sums up the entire performance in a nutshell,” wrote another. “It’s been heartbreaking to watch.”

‘Wales was horrible there, mind you. She stunk the place. Iran should have won around 4-0,” another social media user wrote.