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Team Analysis:WALES squad for FIFA World Cup 2022

FIFA World Cup 2022 WALES Squad

by Kolkata Today
WALES Squad FIFA World Cup 2022

Wales return to the World Cup after 64 long years, with their previous qualification coming in 1958, then falling in the quarter-finals. Wales’ performance will depend largely on Bale with their talisman previously leading them to the semi-finals of Euro 2016 and the Round of 16 in Euro 2020. Coach Page has also done well to blend the old guard with the new generation, with the likes of Bale, Ramsey and Allen mixing well with Williams, Ethan Ampadu and James.

Events away from the pitch meant that Wales had to wait longer than most to book their place in Qatar, with the outcome of the final European playoff spot delayed until June. Wales eventually defeated Ukraine on June 5 to secure the final UEFA playoff berth and a first appearance on the biggest stage since 1958.

Robert Page’s side have punched well above their weight in recent years, even managing to get to the semifinals of Euro 2016 before losing to eventual champions Portugal. Gareth Bale and on-loan Fulham man Daniel James will be crucial to their World Cup hopes.

  • Current FIFA world ranking: No. 19 (November, 2022)
  • Regional ranking: 12th (UEFA)
  • World Cup appearances (last): 1 (Sweden 1958)
  • Coach: Robert Page (Wales) since April 2021
  • Key players: Gareth Bale (Los Angeles / USA), Daniel James (Fulham / England), Kieffer Moore (Bournemouth / England)

LINE-UP (1-4-4-2)

World Cup Group B fixtures and match schedule

Date Match Time (ET) Stadium
Mon, Nov. 21 England vs. Iran 8 a.m. Khalifa Int’l Stadium
Mon, Nov. 21 USA vs. Wales 2 p.m. Ahmad Bin Ali Stadium
Fri, Nov. 25 Wales vs. Iran 5 a.m. Ahmad Bin Ali Stadium
Fri, Nov. 25 England vs. USA 2 p.m. Al Bayt Stadium
Tues, Nov. 29 Wales vs. England 2 p.m. Ahmad Bin Ali Stadium
Tues, Nov. 29 Iran vs. USA 2 p.m. Al Thumama Stadium

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