Iran Defeats Wales 2-0

Iran’s qualification hopes stay alive with latest victory
Iran's forward Mehdi Taremi (R) celebrates his opening goal with his teammates during the 2022 Qatar World Cup Asian Qualifiers football match between Iran and Iraq, at the Azadi Sports Complex in the capital Tehran, on January 27, 2022. (Photo by Atta KENARE / AFP) (Photo by ATTA KENARE/AFP via Getty Images)

At a glance

  • Two late goals brought Iran to a 2-0 victory against Wales to keep the team in the running for qualifying for the World Cup knockout stages.
  • Iran took the lead in the 98th minute with a goal by Rouzbeh Cheshmi and Ramin Rezaeian secured its second goal in the 101st minute to seal the win.

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