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Wales vs Iran LIVE: World Cup 2022 latest score, goals and updates as early strike ruled out by VAR

Fifa World Cup: Results and reaction from day five in Qatar

Wales face Iran in Group B of the World Cup in Qatar. Wales earned a 1-1 draw against the USA in their first World Cup match in 64 years as Gareth Bale’s penalty capped a dramatic second-half fightback.

Kieffer Moore’s introduction helped to turn the match around and gives Wales a fighting chance to qualify from Group B, but the result they get against Iran may be more decisive to their hopes.

Iran were thrashed 6-2 by England in their opening match, in which their players did not sing the national anthem as a show of support to protestors in the country, and would be all but eliminated from the World Cup if they lose to Wales. Rob Page’s side face England in their final group stage match, heightening the importance of their clash agiainst Iran at the Ahmad Bin Ali Stadium.

Bale will became Wales’ all-time leading appearance holding when he wins his 110th cap and it would be fitting if the nation’s captain and talisman produces another big moment on the international stage.

Follow all the action from Wales vs Iran in our live blog below:

World Cup 2022: Wales vs Iran

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42 mins: Wales have pegged Iran back as half-time approaches. They’ve grown into the game and will be hoping to press their advantage.

An aerial pass comes into the box as Moore and Bale make runs in behind but both men are caught offside.

Michael Jones25 November 2022 10:44

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39 mins: Confident from Hosseini. Wales win themselves a corner that gets swung over towards the big forward Kieffer Moore.

Hossein Hosseini knows that he’s the target and leaps in front of Moore before plucking the ball out of the air and send Iran sweeping up the pitch.

Michael Jones25 November 2022 10:43

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36 mins: There’s a lot of noise inside the stadium now as the Red Wall and the Iran fans compete to see who is the loudest. This is a closely contested affair with few clear cut chances being created.

Wales have become more secure in defence and are dealing with Iran’s quick transitions a lot better now.

Bale tries to slide a pass into the box but it gets blocked and bounces over to Williams on the left. He brings it alongside the penalty area but can’t find a team mate with a low pass into the middle.

Michael Jones25 November 2022 10:39

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Michael Jones25 November 2022 10:36

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33 mins: Williams cushions a header in behind Iran’s back line as Harry Wilson makes a run through the channel. He recovers the ball and flicks one into the box.

Bale looks to bring it down but is taken out – legally says the referee – and Iran clear their lines.

Michael Jones25 November 2022 10:35

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30 mins: Shot! Kieffer Moore is dominant when Wales play the ball long. He wins it in the air once again and brings it down to Gareth Bale who lets fly with a volley from range.

Bale scuffs the chance though and his effort bobbles softly into the arms of the goalkeeper.

Michael Jones25 November 2022 10:30

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29 mins: Taremi and Azmoun link up well. Azmoun drops slightly deeper to get on the ball before both men storm towards the box. They do so again here before Azmoun loses possession.

He goes down trying to recover it off Neco Williams and doesn’t look happy. The forward has had some calf issues which may be resurfacing.

After a quick breather and a check up from the medics Azmoun is back on the pitch. Keep an eye on him though.

Michael Jones25 November 2022 10:29

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26 mins: Kieffer Moore glances another long ball out to Neco Williams on the left wing who attempts to drive up the pitch. He’s caught by Iranian right-back Ramin Rezaeian who clatters him out of play with a heavy tackle.

Williams jogs off the hit but that one is going to sting for a while.

Michael Jones25 November 2022 10:26

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23 mins: Iran are sharp on the counter when Wales give the ball away. Rob Page’s men have been sloppy in possession so far. Ethan Ampadu gives away a free kick after getting caught on his own in midfield.

Ramin Rezaeian chips the free kick over to the back post where Sardar Azmoun nods the ball out of play trying to put it back across the face of goal.

Michael Jones25 November 2022 10:24

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20 mins: At the other end of the pitch Gareth Bale wins Wales a free kick deep in Iran’s final third and Harry Wilson swings the set piece into the penalty area.

Wilson’s cross comes too close to Hossein Hosseini who punches it clear.

Michael Jones25 November 2022 10:21

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