Wales v Iran: World Cup 2022 – live

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3 min Wilson plays a simple ball back to Neco Williams, who cuts inside and whistles a decent long-range shot over the bar. Hosseini wasn’t troubled but it’s a positive start for Wales.

Boos around stadium during Iran anthem – which players are singing today. Reaction at the end as big screen shows a female fan in tears. Felt like quite a significant moment.

— Daniel McDonnell (@McDonnellDan) November 25, 2022

1 min Peep peep! Wales kick off from left to right as we watch. They are in red; Iran are wearing white.

It’s time for the football. A draw isn’t the end of the World Cup for either team, but both really need a win.

Iran players sing national anthem

Both teams line up for the anthems. For once – and this really doesn’t happen very often – Hen Wlad Fy Nhadau is overshadowed by the Iran anthem.

Most of the Iran players choose to sing this time, having remained silent…

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This article was written by Rob Smyth and originally published on