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Wayne Hennessey gets sent off for WILD Kung-Fu kick on Iran star

Wales goalkeeper Wayne Hennessey has been sent off for a WILD Kung-Fu kick on Iranian star Mehdi Taremi during the World Cup match in Qatar

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Wayne Hennessey has been sent off in Wales with Iran for a horrible kung fu kick on his Iranian opponent.

As Mehdi Taremi ran through the goal, the Welsh keeper came off his line to clear the ball. However, the Nottingham Forest star completely missed the ball and instead made high contact with the striker’s face.

Guatemalan referee Mario Alberto Escobar Toca initially waved a yellow card at the 35-year-old before VAR advised him to review the incident on the pitch monitor.

Wayne Hennessey was ejected Friday for this reckless attack on his Iranian opponent

Wayne Hennessey was ejected Friday for this reckless attack on his Iranian opponent

The goalkeeper kicked Mehdi Taremi in the face as he challenged for the ball in Qatar

The goalkeeper kicked Mehdi Taremi in the face as he challenged for the ball in Qatar

The goalkeeper kicked Mehdi Taremi in the face as he challenged for the ball in Qatar

After consulting VAR, the referee decided to give Hennessey a red card and he was sent off

After consulting VAR, the referee decided to give Hennessey a red card and he was sent off

After consulting VAR, the referee decided to give Hennessey a red card and he was sent off

On closer inspection, he overturned his original decision and sent Hennessey off, leaving Rob Page’s side down to 10 men for the remainder of the game.

The Wales coach dragged Aaron Ramsey off the pitch and replaced him with backup stopper Danny Ward.

Hennessey’s red card makes him the first player to be sent off at the 2022 tournament and the third goalkeeper in World Cup history to be sacked.

And there was late heartbreak for Gareth Bale & Co as the Iranians scored two late goals to nearly dump the Welsh out of the competition.

Wales opened the tournament on Monday with a cautious display against the United States, with captain Bale scoring a late penalty to save a point.

But Iran’s two dramatic goals have left Wales on the brink of elimination, with Page’s side needing an improbable victory over England and results elsewhere to qualify for the knockouts.

Wales suffered a heartbreak of late as Iran scored two quick goals on Friday morning

Wales suffered a heartbreak of late as Iran scored two quick goals on Friday morning

Wales suffered a heartbreak of late as Iran scored two quick goals on Friday morning

Wales captain Gareth Bale admitted Hennessey's red card changed the game for his side

Wales captain Gareth Bale admitted Hennessey's red card changed the game for his side

Wales captain Gareth Bale admitted Hennessey’s red card changed the game for his side

‘It is stupid. We’re broken,” Bale said. “We fought to the last second. hard to take but we need to recover and go again.

“We need to get up right away. It’s going to be tough, but we still have to try and enjoy the opportunity.’

Reflecting on Hennessey’s dismissal, he said: “I didn’t see it, but the red card changes the game. we let the first in and the second doesn’t matter.

“We have to come and go again.”

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Source: Dailymail

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