The World Cup in Qatar starts at the end of November. For many teams, the World Cup is an important but familiar tournament; most teams are easily selected for the Fifa World Cup. But not the Wales team - the team led by Bale for the second time in history gets to the World Cup, as well as Canada. For the current generation of Welsh, this will be the last chance to make a name for themselves in a major tournament.
The national team coach is Rob Page, it was he who led the Wales national team after the seskist scandal with the great Giggs and brought it to the World Cup. Very little is known about Page, he was the coach of Northampton and an assistant coach at Nottingham, he coached the Wales national teams of different ages since 2017, was an assistant to Giggs and finally led the team in 2022 for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.
Wales squad and leaders for the 2022 World Cup
The leader of the Welsh is familiar to everyone, he has become the hero of memes about golf for the last 3 years, but he shows incredible stability in the national team. It’s about Gareth Bale, who continues to drag the team and make history. Previously, Ramsey and Allen helped him, but now they will go to the World Cup as players between the main and reserves. Our editors will try to make a forecast for the World Cup at the request of Page’s team.
|Goalkeepers||Danny Ward, Wayne Hennessy, Tom King|
|Protection||Ethan Ampadu, Ben Kabango, Joe Rodon, Chris Mepam, Rhys Norrington-Davies, Neko Williams, Conor Robbins, Chris Gunter|
|Midfield||Jordan James, Joe Morrell, Aaron Ramsey, Dylan Lewitt, Rubin Colville, Joe Allen|
|Assault||Gareth Bale, Daniel James, Brennan Johnson, Tyler Roberts, Kieffer Moore|
The Wales goalkeeper line does not look reliable. Ward is having a wild season at Leicester, and Hennessy has long since lost his Premier League goalkeeper status due to age while playing at Nottingham Forest. Page will decide who will be the first number, most likely it will be Hennessy, he was the main one for a long time.
In the defense of the Wales national team at the 2022 World Cup, there are few names known to a wide range of fans. Let’s single out Ampadu from the Chelsea academy, he now plays for the Italian Spezia and young Cabango from the local Swansea. Young Liverpool academy star Neko Williams will play on the left flank.
In the center of the field, the long-term Allen-Ramsey ligament may fall apart, but they do not have an adequate replacement. James Lewitt, Morrell and Colville are not even up to the average yet. Page’s team will face problems at the World Cup with such a selection of players.
The attacking line, in addition to the indispensable Bale, is represented by two hopes of Welsh football. If Gareth left to finish playing in the MLS (Los Angeles), then the graduate of Manchester United James plans to make some noise in the Premier League, he has gone on loan to Fulham for now. The second hope is 21-year-old Johnson from Nottingham Forest. It is the attack of the Wales team at the World Cup in Qatar that looks like a strong link that can solve the issue of reaching the playoffs.
Wales World Cup history
The first and last time before the future World Cup, the Wales team was selected for the biggest tournament in history in 1954, reaching the quarter-finals right away. There, the team lost to the future champions - the magnificent Brazil. It is interesting how the second trip of the Welsh to the FIFA World Cup will end.
Qatar 2022 World Cup Qualifier: Wales
Page’s team advanced to the qualifying play-offs from second place in Group E, losing only to Belgium. In the playoffs for qualifying to the World Cup, Wales first defeated Austria (2:1, Bale’s double), and in the final, Ukraine, due to Yarmolenko’s own goal. In the group stage, the statistics of the Wales national team were rather boring: in 8 matches, they scored only 14 goals and conceded 9.
Wales national football team: World Cup 2022 group and predictions
The World Cup in Qatar gave the Welsh Group B with England, the USA and Iran. World Cup 2022 tournament table will be difficult for Wales, although she was lucky with her rivals. The British neighbors are the clear favorites of the group, Bale and company will compete for the second line with the Americans. The organized team of Iran should not be discounted, in terms of composition in attack they are not inferior to competitors.
Forecast for the World Cup Wales team from our editors - absence from the group. Page’s team is too unbalanced with sagging in the central zone, the figure of the coach remains controversial. The US looks like a more modern team, while experience and balance speak in favor of Iran.
Bale, as the main striking force of the team and the leading scorer in the history of the national team, will lead the attack (39 goals). The second is Ramsey with 20 goals, Kieffer Moore has only 9 goals.
Page has played in a 3-5-2 formation in recent matches. Indicative Wales squad for the 2022 World Cup matches: Hennessy-Cabango-Rodon-Ampadu-Ramsey-Morell-Williams-Roberts-James-Johnson-Bale.
The chances of Wales to win in Group B of the World Cup are estimated in odds from 7 to 7.5. The exit to the playoffs is estimated at 2.-2.5. You can bet on the victory of Wales at the World Cup with odds of 150.