Wayne Hennessy’s disastrous sending off for Wales in opposition to Iran has seen him lampooned on social media the place his wild kick was in comparison with the denouement of The Karate Child and the top of a WWE wrestling bout.
The Welsh goalkeeper noticed crimson after he worn out Iranian striker Mehdi Taremi with a knee to the face healthier for a UFC ring than a soccer stadium.
Gareth Bale admitted he’s ‘gutted’ after Wales’ World Cup desires had been left all however over when two damage time targets from Iran condemned them to a 2-0 defeat. They should beat England subsequent week and depend on outcomes going their manner.
Shortly after Hennessy’s dismissal, Iran scored two late targets in a second half that additionally noticed Iran strike the each posts inside seconds earlier than taking a deserved three factors.
Hennessey was despatched off for this horror collision with Iran striker Mehdi Taremi with 5 minutes of regular time remaining
Some lampooned the incident, evaluating it to the the denouement of the Karate Child (pictured)
However after rescuing some extent in opposition to the US in Wales’ opening sport, captain Bale couldn’t repeat the feat.
He informed the BBC: ‘It is gutting, we’re gutted, there is no different strategy to say it. We fought to the final seconds but it surely’s troublesome to take.
‘However now we have to select ourselves up immediately, it will be troublesome however now we have one sport left. We must see. What can I say? We’ll recuperate and now we have to go once more.’
Goalkeeper Wayne Hennessey was despatched off for a reckless problem in a second half that additionally noticed Iran strike the each posts inside seconds earlier than taking a deserved three factors.
Bale added: ‘I have never seen so I do not know – however clearly the crimson card modified the sport utterly.’
Wayne Hennessey missed the ball and clattered Taremi
Taremi lay on the ground as Hennessey waited to see if he could be despatched off. He was initially booked earlier than a VAR overview modified it to crimson
Wales’ Wayne Hennessey is proven a crimson card by referee Mario Escobar for the reckless problem
Gutted Welsh supporters in Swansea couldn’t bear to look in the direction of a display as they watched their aspect fall to a late defeat
Three thousand followers gathered at a fanpark in Swansea to look at the sport, however had been left dejected
Wales soccer followers react on the finish of the match as they watch their nation’s World Cup defeat
Wales had been fortunate to not be behind after struggling within the first half in opposition to Iran and VAR intervened to chalk off a purpose in opposition to them for offside early within the sport.
Shortly after half-time it was hearts in mouth once more for Wales as Iran struck each posts inside seconds of one another.
Iran’s Sardar Azmoun smacked one submit from shut vary earlier than Ali Gholizadeh curled an effort from outdoors the field in opposition to the opposite.
Wales then had goalkeeper Wayne Hennessey proven a straight crimson card with 5 minutes of regular time remaining as he rushed off his line to intercept a protracted go.
Hennessey introduced down striker Mehdi Taremi and obtained a crimson card for harmful play after the incident went to the VAR officers.
There was little grievance from the Welsh gamers, with Hennessey’s knee near Taremi’s head.
With a draw nonetheless more likely to depart Wales needing to beat England, breakaway targets in damage time targets from Rouzbeh Cheshmi and Ramin Rezaeian secured a two-goal win for Iran, leaving Bale’s males with only a single level from their first two Group B video games.
Mathematically, Wales can nonetheless qualify for the knockout phases, however they now require the US to beat England and Iran and also will must beat an English aspect which received their opening sport 6-2.
Mehdi Torabi shoots previous Wales captain Gareth Bale throughout Iran’s 2-0 victory within the Group B match
The ultimate whistle sparked jubilant scenes on the pitch for Iran gamers, who’ve given themselves an opportunity of qualifying going into their closing sport in opposition to the US
Gareth Bale of Wales reacts after the 0-2 loss
Heartbroken Welsh followers react after Iran’s first damage time purpose, shortly earlier than they doubled their lead
Schoolchildren at Rhiwbeina Major Faculty, Cardiff, react as they watched Wales lose the essential World Cup match
A younger Welsh fan is seen crying after Iran scored two late targets to depart Wales going through elimination
One viewer even quipped that they had been beginning a Go Fund Me for a heartbroken fan after the sport
Wales followers appeared dejected as the ultimate whistle was blown, ending the sport and sure their World Cup
Wales followers depart the Khalifa Worldwide Stadium, Doha, Qatar, following their 2-0 defeat to Iran
Kieffer Moore of Wales reacts after a missed probability throughout the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 Group B match between Wales and IR Iran
Gareth Bale was left on his haunches after Iran broke the impasse within the essential Group B fixture
Earlier, Wales ran out to heat up carrying their Adidas coaching tops that characteristic rainbow sleeves, elevating some eyebrows after Qatari officers stopped Wales followers from supporting homosexual rights by carrying rainbow bucket hats throughout their opening sport in opposition to USA.
And there was laughter from Welsh followers because the Qatari solar hit water spraying from a sprinkler on the pitch, inflicting a real-life rainbow impact within the stadium.
Then previous to kick-off, 1000’s of Welsh followers belted out their nationwide anthem and the Iranian followers jeered their very own – in solidarity with protesters again residence in Iran.
Iran’s gamers, although, appeared to again down from their protest following strain from the Islamic regime.
The Crimson Wall was stuffed with glum faces as Wales suffered a 2-0 defeat within the essential World Cup match
Two gutted Welsh followers look on following the ultimate whistle as Wales are all however out of the World Cup
Wales goalkeeper Danny Ward, who was launched instead following Hennessey’s crimson automobile, pictured together with his household at full time
Daniel James with Wales goalkeeper Danny Ward and his household following their 2-0 defeat earlier right this moment
Wales striker Kieffer Moore (pictured after the sport), who made the large distinction within the draw in opposition to the US, did not have the identical impression right this moment
Wales followers depart the Khalifa Worldwide Stadium, Doha, Qatar, following their 2-0 defeat to Iran
Followers of Wales seem dejected after the FIFA World Cup 2022, Group B match between Wales and Iran
Schoolchildren, all carrying their Welsh soccer tops, look on in disappointment at Rhiwbeina Major Faculty, Cardiff
Wales’ Joe Allen appears dejected after Iran’s Roozbeh Cheshmi scores their aspect’s first purpose of the sport throughout the FIFA World Cup Group B match on the Ahmad Bin Ali Stadium
Bale appears despondent as Iran gamers have fun following their 2-0 victory over Wales within the World Cup
Gareth Bale admitted he was ‘gutted’ by the last-gasp defeat. He informed the BBC: ‘It is gutting, we’re gutted, there is no different strategy to say it. We fought to the final seconds but it surely’s troublesome to take’
Iran’s gamers have fun their victory with their Portuguese coach Carlos Queiroz following the sport
Their earlier refusal to sing was a present of solidarity with protesters of their residence nation, a whole lot of whom have been killed in clashes with authorities safety companies over the demise of Mahsa Amini – a lady who died in custody after being arrested by the Tehran’s morality police.
However many Iranian followers within the stands nonetheless displayed slogans supporting the protests on Friday, drawing explicit consideration to human rights points and the plight of girls.
Qatari authorities took explicit problem with one feminine fan, who had painted her face white – with bloody tears pouring out from her eyes.
She held up an Iranian soccer shirt displaying the title of Mahsa Amini and the quantity 22 – her age when she died.
In the meantime, the Crimson Wall basked in vibrant sunshine and 29C temperatures as the ocean of followers watched captain Gareth Bale and his teammates start their match in Doha’s Ahmad bin Ali Stadium, which obtained off to a frenetic, end-to-end begin.
Water sprinklers used to moist the pitch shaped a rainbow inside the bottom previous to kick-off this morning
The Crimson Wall basked in vibrant sunshine and 29C temperatures as the ocean of followers watched captain Gareth Bale and his teammates start their match
The Welsh workforce, led by captain Gareth Bale, belt out their nationwide anthem forward of the match in opposition to Iran
A feminine Iran fan carrying blood make-up in protest of Mahsa Amini’s demise on the match earlier right this moment
Iranian followers have fun jubilantly following their nation’s 2-0 victory over Wales on the Ahmad Bin Ali Stadium in Al Rayyan
Iran followers wave flags following their aspect’s win, which has left qualification from Group B of their palms
Targets from Rouzbeh Cheshmi and Ramin Rezaeian secured a two-goal win for Iran in opposition to Wales
However within the build-up to the kick-off, consideration was elsewhere. Whereas a few of Iran’s gamers gave a muted rendition of their anthem, their followers jeered because it was performed over the stadium’s audio system.
Earlier than kick off, anticipation was constructing outdoors the stadium and on the Corniche Stroll Park, with footage exhibiting a whole lot of followers in soccer kits, proudly waving flags emblazoned with the crimson Welsh dragon.
A sea of crimson shirts and bucket hats might be seen on town’s waterfront, together with the Urdd Youth Choir and Yma o Hyd singer Dafydd Iwan, with the gang belting out fan favourites together with I Love You Child, and the Welsh nationwide anthem.
Round 5,000 Wales followers had been contained in the Ahmad Bin Ali Stadium to look at their workforce showing at their first World Cup since 1958.
Amongst these watching the sport again residence in Cardiff had been the youngsters from Rhiwbeina Major Faculty.
Tons of of scholars carrying Wales shirts and the now well-known bucket hats crammed the college’s corridor to look at the match on a big TV display.
Earlier than kick-off, they sang Hen Wlad Fy Nhada and throughout the sport broke out right into a rendition of Yma O Hyd, which has turn into an unofficial anthem of the Wales workforce.
The college had been increase the match by watching Wales prepare on the Cardiff Metropolis Stadium and likewise had been invited to see the squad off as they headed to Qatar.
England will play the US within the different Group B match right this moment, with followers ending work early to race residence or head straight to the pub.
At present metropolis and city centres are emptying already as England followers rush to look at the match – if they aren’t on the couch already.
Bosses are additionally letting workers depart early after specialists stated there was a large enhance in sickies.
One England megafan right this moment revealed he give up his job so he can watch each World Cup.
Casey Bishop, 39, has refused to go to Qatar on human rights grounds however resigned as a sports activities assistant at Northumbria College in Newcastle so he does not miss a minute of the soccer.
A abandoned Piccadilly Circus in London this afternoon and England followers stayed away forward of the large match with USA tonight
Karine Fox at Iron Works Fitness center having a pre exercise earlier than sport
England followers began ingesting early in Doha right this moment
England’s crunch sport might see the workforce via with a sport to spare as outcomes went their manner
England followers preparing for the sport in opposition to USA tonight at The Pub in Kings Heath
He stated: ‘I might have been so depressing caught at work. I am a large soccer fan, and I simply could not think about not with the ability to watch them.
‘Morally I felt as if I could not go [to Qatar]. I’ve all the time been in opposition to it however after I heard concerning the atrocities and the human rights report. I could not give my cash to them. I’ve additionally heard from mates over there they’re paying £16 for a pint of beer so I am glad I made that call’.
Soccer-mad staff within the UK have been throwing ‘sickies’ at report charges to allow them to watch World Cup matches, employers are claiming.
Companies have been flocking to authorized advisers amid considerations workers are taking rogue days off, with right this moment unlikely to be any completely different give the magnitude of the 2 matches.
- An earlier model of this text claimed that Wales had taken a ‘defiant stand’ by carrying a ‘rainbow’ sleeve throughout their warm-up. The article has been amended to make clear that the colors kind a part of the official Adidas equipment worn by Wales and sure different taking part groups.