20, Wales' performance so far is reminiscent of their first half showing against the USA last Monday. 16, Some excellent interplay eventually provided Gholizadeh the chance to tap the ball in at the near post but a VAR check showed that he had just strayed offside. That was a big let off for Rob Page's side. 16, Iran think they've scored an opener but it's ruled out for offside! 12, Great chance for Kieffer Moore! Moore gets across his man at the front post and stretches out his right leg to meet Connor Roberts' cross.
Rob Page's team struggled to keep hold of possession and offered very little up front. They did improve as the half wore on but they are perhaps fortunate to go into the break still level. Half Time: Wales 0 - 0 Iran It's goalless at the break in Qatar. Wales 0 - 0 Iran 45+4, Wayne Hennessey saves Noorolahi's dipping volley. The Iran midfielder's effort seemed fairly speculative but Hennessey did well to save in the end. 45+3, Joe Rodon picks up a yellow card for a mis-timed tackle on Taremi on the near touchline.
32, The free kick didn't beat the first man and is easily cleared by Iran. That sequence summed up Wales in the first half hour here. 31, Wales earn a free kick for a late tackle on Ampadu by Ezatolahi. A chance for Wales to swing the ball into the box here. 29, Iran are being very aggressive in defence. More than once they've bulldozed through the Wales player in possession. They certainly seem hyped up for this one. 27, We've got a stoppage in play here as Azmoun needs some treatment after Rodon's tackle.
He doesn't look happy but it seems as though he's going to try and run it off. 26, Iran are almost in again but Rodon makes a good slide tackle as the last man to dispossess Azmoun. Iran would be three goals up already if it wasn't for Rodon. 23, Azmoun beats Joe Rodon to the ball at the back post but heads wide from Rezaeian's free kick. 22, Bale gives the ball away cheaply near the halfway line and that sets Iran off on the break again. Wales are all over the place here.
45+2, Ezatolahi sends a fantastic cross into the Wales penalty area that is just missed by Azmoun at the back post. Any sort of connection by the Iran forward there would surely have seen him break the deadlock. 45, We're going to have 4 minutes added on at the end of this half. 43, The corner comes to nothing as Sayed Hosseini gathers the ball inside his own six yard box. 42, Harry Wilson's run into the box is found by Kieffer Moore but Pouraliganji dives in front and the ball deflects over the bar for a corner kick.
39, Wales are penning Iran back inside their own box for the first time in this game. The issue for the Welsh is the lack of red shirts they have to aim at in the penalty are when they cross the ball in from wide. 37, Neco Williams should have done better there. Harry Wilson picks him out inside the Iran penalty area but Williams' first touch is poor and gives Puraliganji the chance to block his route to goal. 35, Wales seem to have tightened things up in midfield a little. They don't seem quite as susceptible to the counterattack when Iran win the ball. Now to see if they can start to show some attacking intent.
Wales vs Iran: Date, TV channel, live stream and kick-off time for clashLive BlogDRAGONS' DEN Updated: 10:54, 25 Nov 2022WALES remain level with Iran in Group B and Rob Page's side thought they were behind before the opener was flagged for offside in the first-half. Page's Wales have started slowly but Nottingham Forest wing-back Neco Williams saw a shot sail over the bar just minutes in. Sardar Azmoun has since registered the first shot on target, picking the ball up on the edge of the box before firing into the hands of Wayne Hennessey. And Kieffer Moore was unlucky not to open the scoring, seeing his shot denied from inside the Iran penalty area.
Hosseini shows quick reactions to save Moore's shot and keep the scores level. 11, Wales need to get their foot on the ball and relieve some of the pressure that their defenders have been under. These are the situations where you really notice the absence of Joe Allen at the heart of midfield. 8, Iran are finding plenty of space around the Wales penalty area. Some good interplay on the edge of the box almost sends Taremi in behind but again Rodon does just enough to deny the Iran forward. 6, Joe Rodon does well to beats Taremi to a header.
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Iran had the ball in the back of the net through Ali Gholizadeh, but thankfully for Wales he was deemed to be offside, and it remains level at half-time. Start time: 10am UK time TV: BBC One Live stream: BBC iPlayer Wales XI: Hennessey, Roberts, Davies, Mepham, Rodon, Williams, Ramsey, Ampadu, Wilson, Bale, Moore Iran XI: Sayed Hosseini, Rezaeian, Pouraliganji, Mohammadi, Majid Hosseini, Hajsafi, Gholizadeh, Ezatolahi, Noorollahi, Azmoun, Taremi BETTING SPECIAL - GET £40 IN FREE BETS ON THE WORLD CUP Follow ALL the action with our live blog below… Wales' first half Wales' first half performance was reminiscent of their struggles in the first 45 minutes in their last group game against the USA.
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