Welsh Goalkeeper Given First World Cup Red Card For Karate Tackle


Wales Goalkeeper Wayne Hennessey has been handed the first red card at the ongoing Qatar 2022 World Cup.


It happened after he landed a head-high karate kick on the opponent. The incident also saw the team reduced to 10.


In the 2-0 loss to Iran, Nottingham Forest’s goalkeeper saw the tournament’s first red card after raising a high-head kick against his opponent.


Late in the game, Iran’s Mehdi Taremi was collided with outside the area by Hennessey, who had rushed off his 18-yard box to stop the attacker from getting a through pass.


The Wales goalkeeper rushed off his line to confront the Iran striker before giving him a “karate kick” to the head.


With the help of the video assistant referee, the 35-year-old goalkeeper’s original yellow card was changed to a red one in the 86th minute (VAR).

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