Four minutes have been added to the first half with still no result. Wales have retained the superiority with possession of 66% against 34% for Iran at Ahmed bin Ali Stadium, Qatar.
Meanwhile, Gareth Bale has surpassed his teammate Chris Gunter with 110 senior appearances in the group match at FIFA World Cup 2022. Gunter has 109 to his name. Another interesting delivery is that both teams last faced each other in 1978, with Red Dragons clinching victory over their opponent when Phil Dwyer scored the only goal.
As both sides meet again after a long time, it is obvious to have some heat throughout the event.
Keifer Moore was able to take the first shot in the 12th minute for Wales, but it directly landed on the goalkeeper. The 16th minute brings in something interesting. Iran scores a goal only to be ruled out for offside. Azmoun should have gone for the shot instead of including Gholizadeh in the picture.
That brings some pain, followed by a minor injury to take him off the field. Two minutes later, Azmoun returns to ensure that his side remains in the game for the next stage.
With no goal in the first half despite the addition of 4 minutes after the usual 45, the major highlights remain that Gareth Bale surpasses his teammate Chris Gunter in senior appearances, and both sides are competing after 4 decades on the international stage.
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