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World Cup 2022 live updates: Wales vs. Iran scoreless into second half


The 2022 FIFA World Cup rolls on Friday with WalesIran in full swing at Ahmed bin Ali Stadium in Al Rayyan, Qatar, and we’ve got you covered with every must-see moment from the Group B match on FS1!

Gareth Bale and Wales are looking to capture their first victory of the 2022 FIFA World Cup. On the other side, Mehdi Taremi and Iran are hoping to earn their first victory with a second loss eliminating them from advancing out of Group B.

You can watch this game and every match of the tournament on the FOX Sports family of networks — the tournament’s official English-language broadcast partner in the U.S. — and the FOX Sports app and FOXSports.com. You can also stream full-match replays for free on Tubi.

Here are the top plays.

Wales vs. Iran

12′: So close!

Kieffer Moore of Wales very nearly put the first goal on the board but was saved by Iranian keeper Hossein Hosseini on a point-blank attempt!

And the game remains scoreless!

15′: No goal!

Ali Gholizadeh looked as if he had put Iran ahead for the first time in the tournament, but the goal was ruled out after a VAR review.

Iran’s Ali Gholizadeh’s goal was overturned by offside call | 2022 FIFA World Cup

Iran’s Ali Gholizadeh goal was overturned by offside call in the 16th minute against Wales.


With the match producing zero goals in the first half, this match has so far produced a result that would be very beneficial for the USMNT. If a tie was produced it would allow the United States to survive a loss to England, especially if there are no goals helping in a potential goal differential tiebreaker as well.

51′: Off the post not once, but twice!

Iran comes so close again! Sardar Azmoun hits the right post with a right-footed shot from the right side of the box after getting a through ball following a fast break. 

Right after, Ali Gholizadeh has a beautiful left-footed shot from just outside the box that hits the left post and the rebound header by Sardar Azmoun for Iran is saved by Wales keeper Wayne Hennessey

Somehow it is still tied!

Iran can’t capitalize on three shot attempts, including two that hit the post.

Iran misses multiple opportunities to score after making an unreal triple shot sequence by Sardar Azmoun and Ali Gholizadeh in the 52nd minute against Wales.

73′: Just a bit outside

Iran narrowly misses a right-footed shot from just outside the box by Saeid Ezatolahi as it just rolls by the left post.

84′: Red card!

VAR upgrades a foul by Wales keeper Wayne Hennessey from a yellow card to a red card and Hennessey is disqualified. Wales will be playing with 10 men for the rest of the match.

Keeper Danny Ward has replaced Hennessey in net.

Setting the stage

Iran is aiming to beat European opposition for the first time at the World Cup. But the anthems brought chills.

Stay tuned for updates!

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