Wales goalkeeper Wayne Hennessey became the first goalkeeper in the 2022 FIFA World Cup to be sent off after a brutal foul on Iran attacker Mehdi Taremi way outside his box when the two sides clashed on Friday (25 November).
Hennessey was sent off in the 86th minute of the game with the scores still at 0-0. However, his sending off proved to be costly for Gareth Bale and Co. as Iran scored two goals in the dying moments of the game. Rouzbeh Cheshmi and Ramin Raezeian both hit the back of the net in injury time of the second half.
Fans on Twitter compared Hennessey’s tackle to WWE superstar Shemaus’ famous ‘Brogue Kick’ finisher.
Here are some of the best reactions across Twitter to Hennessey’s sending off:
Wayne Hennessey with a decent impression of Sheamus there. #WALIRN
Who did it better, Wayne Hennessey or Sheamus? #FIFAWorldCup
Wayne Hennessey today channeled his inner Sheamus.
Hennessey coming like sheamus with that tackle
Wayne Hennessey just gave him a Brogue Kick. Sheamus would be proud
Moving like Sheamus twitter.com/brfootball/sta…
Wales’ Wayne Hennessey receives the first red card of the World Cup:
Wayne Hennessy just turned into prime sheamus
*Sheamus theme song intensifies* #WALIRN #FIFAWorldCup
Hennessy channeling his inner Sheamus there. Brogue!
Iran successfully managed to get back to winning ways after a 6-2 hammering in the hands of England in their FIFA World Cup opener on 21 November. Wales are yet to win a game in the competition as they only managed a 1-1 draw against the USA in their opener on the same day.
Didier Deschamps provides Varane injury update ahead of FIFA World Cup clash against Denmark
France manager Didier Deschamps has stated that Raphael Varane was fit for the side’s opening game of the FIFA World Cup. The Manchester United defender, however, didn’t play a part in the game.
Deschamps added that Varane will be available for the second game against Denmark. Speaking to the media, Deschamps said (via News 18):
“He could have played, he was ready, he was fit. We discussed it with him, He was fit for the first game and he’s fit for the second game, we will have to make that decision. The main thing is that he’s fit and ready.”
Speaking of France’s opponents Denmark, Deschamps added:
“They beat us twice and made life very difficult for us, so we have to make sure that’s not the case tomorrow, It’s not a case of wanting revenge because we know the Denmark players and they know us… we’ve looked at their players and learned from the experience, but they will have too.”
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