England fans in Doha could not help but celebrate Wales’ shocking World Cup loss to Iran. This puts Rob Page’s side at the brink in Qatar. While the Dragons came up first in another exciting day of international football, Gareth Bale and co struggled to keep their feet on the ground in the heat of Middle Eastern heat. They lost 2-0 to the Dragons
After struggling to shift out of first gear, Wales were forced to work harder in the second period when Wayne Hennessey, goalkeeper for Wales was sent off after a VAR review. He had been initially given a yellow card.
Iran then plunged a dagger deep into Welsh hearts when Rouzbeh Cheshmi drove a low driven effort out of range into Danny Ward’s net.
Moments later, things would worsen for Wales when Rouzbeh Rezaeian won the victory by netting the ball over Ward.
England fans in Doha, drinking in bars in preparation for tonight’s clash against the USA, had little sympathy with their countrymen.
“Flight home. Golf. Wales. “In that order,” a sympathetic @mitchell_norris wrote.
@XanderWright3 tweeted “Worth 64 years wait, imo. Hilarious.”
“Beating Iran isn’t for everyone,” mocked @steviemac1985.
Gareth Southgate’s men will be declared the winners of Group B if they win, barring any dramatic goals in the final match-day against Iran and Wales.
Wales are all but out of the tournament unless they win against Group B favorites England in the final match.
They will also be closely monitoring tonight’s match, which could still prove to be important for their qualification prospects.
Captain Bale refuses to quit qualification, despite the fact that Wales are up against the odds of booking their place in the final 16.
“It’s gutting. Bale stated that there is no other way to put it. We fought to the end, but it was one of those things. It’s hard to accept, but we must recover and start again.
“We must pick ourselves up immediately. Although it will be hard, we still have one more game. We want to have fun with it.
“It’s going be hard and it depends upon the other game, but we’ll see.”
Carlos Queiroz, Iran manager, said that his payers deserved respect for how they rebounded from their opening defeat to England by 6-2.
The former assistant coach at Manchester United said, “It’s only the beginning, and we need to complete the job.” We backed our football, and I don’t know how to thank our players. They were amazing and deserve our respect and all of our attention.