DOHA: Iran made some late strikes to beat Wales in an exciting finish to FIFA World Cup 2022's contest here today.
Once it looked like a confirmed draw between the two sides but back-to-back breakthroughs in injury time earned Iran a well-fought victory in group B.
Following an emotional victory, Iran's fans were ecstatic as congratulations poured in;
Nobody would have thought about back-to-back strikes by Iran that too in injury time. But, they did it right on the money to seal a convincing first victory in the mega event.
In search of their first victory in the tournament, both Iran and Wales gave tough time to each other.
Despite of some counter-attacks, both teams failed to score a goal until injury time.
In the eighth minute of injury time, Cheshmi scored a convincing field goal to take 1-0 lead over Wales.
Just three minutes later, Ramin Rezaeian scored another goal for Iran amid their roaring fans in the stands.
With winning points, Iran joined England in the second position in group B's points table.