Wales star Wayne Hennessey suffers first red card of World Cup after horror karate-kick foul during Iran clash

WALES goalkeeper Wayne Hennessey was SENT OFF against Iran.

The Nottingham Forest shot-stopper came flying out of his area and mistimed his attempt to beat Mehdi Taremi to the ball.

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Wayne Hennessey was sent off for a bad tackle on Mehdi TaremiCredit: Reuters

Instead Hennessey took out the Iran No9 but was initially booked for the foul.

Referee Mario Escobar was told to look at the pitchside monitor and he overturned his decision to brandish a red card, with Hennessey sent off four serious foul play rather than preventing a goalscoring opportunity.

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