wales national football team

wales national football team

wales national football team

wales national football team

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The Wales a io al foo ball eam (Welsh: Tîm pêl-d oed ce edlae hol Cym u) ep ese s Wales i i e a io al foo ball. I is co olled by he Foo ball Associa io of Wales (FAW), he gove i g body fo foo ball i Wales a d he hi d-oldes a io al foo ball associa io i he wo ld, fou ded i 1876.

The eam has qualified fo he FIFA Wo ld Cup wice, he fi s ime bei g i 1958, whe hey eached he qua e -fi als befo e losi g o eve ual champio s B azil. They he we 58 yea s befo e eachi g hei seco d majo ou ame , whe – followi g a ise of 109 places f om a all- ime low of 117 h o a peak of 8 h i he FIFA Wo ld Ra ki gs be wee Augus 2011 a d Oc obe 201534 – hey qualified fo UEFA Eu o 2016, whe e hey eached he semi-fi als befo e agai losi g o he eve ual champio s, Po ugal. A seco d successive UEFA Eu opea Champio ship followed whe Wales eached he ou d of 16 of UEFA Eu o 2020. They also p og essed h ough UEFA Eu o 1976 qualifyi g o he qua e -fi als, hough his was played o a wo-legged, home-a d-away basis a d is o co side ed pa of he fi als ou ame . I 2022 Wales eached he Wo ld Cup fo he fi s ime si ce 1958.

His o ically, he Welsh eam has fea u ed a umbe of playe s f om Wales’ op club eams, Ca diff Ci y a d Swa sea Ci y. These wo Welsh clubs play i he E glish league sys em alo gside fellow Welsh clubs Newpo Cou y, W exham a d Me hy Tow . Howeve , he majo i y of Welsh foo ball clubs play i he Welsh foo ball league sys em. Wales, as a cou y of he U i ed Ki gdom, is o a membe of he I e a io al Olympic Commi ee a d he efo e he a io al eam does o compe e i he Olympic Games.

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His o yedi

The ea ly yea sedi

Wales played i s fi s compe i ive ma ch o 25 Ma ch 1876 agai s Sco la d i Glasgow, maki g i he hi d-oldes i e a io al foo ball eam i he wo ld. Al hough he Sco s wo he fi s fix u e 4–۰, a e u ma ch was pla ed i Wales he followi g yea , a d so i was ha he fi s i e a io al foo ball ma ch o Welsh soil ook place a he Racecou se G ou d, W exham, o 5 Ma ch 1877. Sco la d ook he spoils wi i g 2–۰٫ Wales’ fi s ma ch agai s E gla d came i 1879, a 2–۱ defea a he Ke i g o Oval, Lo do , a d i 1882, Wales faced I ela d fo he fi s ime, wi i g 7–۱ i W exham.

The associa io s of he fou Home Na io s me a he I e a io al Foo ball Co fe e ce i Ma ches e o 6 Decembe 1882 o se dow a se of wo ldwide ules. This mee i g saw he es ablishme of he I e a io al Foo ball Associa io Boa d (IFAB) o app ove cha ges o he ules, a ask he fou associa io s s ill pe fo m o his day. The 1883–۸۴ seaso saw he fo ma io of he B i ish Home Champio ship, a ou ame which was played a ually be wee E gla d, Sco la d, I ela d a d Wales, u il 1983–۸۴٫۵ Wales we e champio s o 12 occasio s, wi i g ou igh seve imes whils sha i g he i le five imes.

The FAW became membe s of FIFA, wo ld foo ball’s gove i g body, i 1910, bu he ela io ship be wee FIFA a d he B i ish associa io s was f augh a d he B i ish a io s wi hd ew f om FIFA i 1928 i a dispu e ove payme s o ama eu playe s. As a esul , Wales did o e e he fi s h ee FIFA Wo ld Cups. I 1932, Wales played hos o he Republic of I ela d, he fi s ime hey played agai s a side f om ou side he fou home a io s. O e yea la e , Wales played a ma ch ou side he U i ed Ki gdom fo he fi s ime whe hey avelled o Pa is o play F a ce a io al foo ball eam i a ma ch d aw 1–۱٫ Af e Wo ld Wa II, Wales, alo g wi h he o he h ee home a io s, ejoi ed FIFA i 1946 a d ook pa i he qualifyi g ou ds fo he 1950 Wo ld Cup, he 1949–۵۰ Home Champio ships bei g desig a ed as a qualifyi g g oup. The op wo eams we e o qualify fo he fi als i B azil, bu Wales fi ished bo om of he g oup.

۱۹۵۸ Wo ld Cupedi

The 1950s we e a golde age fo Welsh foo ball wi h s a s such as Ivo Allchu ch, Cliff Jo es, Alf She wood, Jack Kelsey, T evo Fo d, Ro ie Bu gess, Te y Medwi a d Joh Cha les.

Wales made i s o ly Wo ld Cup fi als ou ame appea a ce i he 1958 edi io i Swede . Howeve , hei pa h o qualifica io was u usual. Havi g fi ished seco d o Czechoslovakia i qualifyi g G oup 4, he golde ge e a io of Welsh foo ball ma aged by Jimmy Mu phy seemed o have missed ou o qualifica io , bu he poli ics of he Middle Eas subseque ly i e ve ed. I he Asia Af ica qualifyi g zo e, Egyp a d Suda had efused o play agai s Is ael followi g he Suez c isis, while I do esia had i sis ed o mee i g Is ael o eu al g ou d. As a esul , FIFA p oclaimed Is ael wi e s of hei g oup. Howeve , FIFA did o wa a eam o qualify fo he Wo ld Cup fi als wi hou ac ually playi g a ma ch, a d so lo s we e d aw of all he seco d-placed eams i UEFA. Belgium we e d aw ou fi s bu efused o pa icipa e, a d so he Wales was d aw ou a d awa ded a wo-legged play-off ma ch agai s Is ael wi h a place i Swede fo he wi e s.6 Havi g defea ed Is ael 2–۰ a he Rama Ga S adium a d 2–۰ a Ni ia Pa k, Ca diff, Wales we h ough o a Wo ld Cup fi als ou ame fo he fi s ime.

The s o g Welsh squad made hei ma k i Swede , d awi g all he ma ches i hei g oup agai s Hu ga y, Mexico a d Swede befo e defea i g Hu ga y i a play-off ma ch o each he qua e -fi als agai s B azil. Howeve , Wales’ cha ces of vic o y agai s B azil we e hampe ed by a i ju y o Joh Cha les ha uled him ou of he ma ch. Wales los 1–۰ wi h 17-yea -old Pelé sco i g his fi s i e a io al goal. The goal made Pelé he you ges Wo ld Cup goalsco e a d B azil we o o wi he ou ame .

Wales’ ema kable campaig i Swede was he subjec of he bes -selli g book Whe Pele B oke Ou Hea s: Wales a d he 1958 Wo ld Cup (by Ma io Risoli, S David’s P ess) which was published o he 40 h a ive sa y of he Wo ld Cup a d was also he i spi a io fo a Baf a Cym u- omi a ed docume a y.

۱۹۷۰sedi

Wales failed o qualify fo he fi s fou fi als ou ame s of he UEFA Eu opea Champio ship f om i s i cep io i 1960. They also did o eplica e hei success i qualifyi g fo he 1958 FIFA Wo ld Cup, al hough hey did achieve a highly c edi able d aw agai s he wo ld champio s E gla d i he 1970 B i ish Home Champio ship, weeks befo e E gla d we o defe d hei i le i Mexico 1970 FIFA Wo ld Cup. This helped o give Wales a sha e of he Home Champio ship ophy fo he yea , goal diffe e ce o a ha s age bei g used o de e mi e a ou igh wi e . I 1976, he eam – ma aged by Mike Smi h – eached he qua e -fi als of he UEFA Eu opea Champio ship, havi g fi ished op of qualifyi g G oup 2 ahead of Hu ga y, Aus ia a d Luxembou g, bu his was o co side ed pa of he fi als. P io o 1980, o ly fou cou ies qualified fo he fi als ou ame , a d Wales we e d aw o play agai s he wi e s of G oup 3 – Yugoslavia – i a wo-legged, home-a d-away ie. Wales los he fi s leg 2–۰ i Zag eb a d we e elimi a ed f om he compe i io followi g a 1–۱ d aw i a bad- empe ed e u leg a Ca diff’s Ni ia Pa k, which was ma ed by c owd ouble. This i i ially led o Wales bei g ba ed f om he 1980 ou ame , bu his was educed o appeal o a fou -yea ba o qualifyi g ma ches bei g played wi hi 100 miles of Ca diff. Yugoslavia we o o fi ish fou h i he 1976 ou ame .

The followi g yea , Wales defea ed E gla d o E glish soil fo he fi s ime i 42 yea s a d secu ed hei o ly vic o y o da e a Wembley S adium ha ks o a Leigh o James pe al y. Wales we o o fi ish seco d i he 1977 B i ish Home Champio ship. A few weeks ea lie , Wales achieved a o he o ed vic o y agai s he Eu opea Champio s Czecholslovakia wi h Nick Deacy a d James agai sco i g.7 This vic o y i a qualifie s e g he ed Wales’ bid o qualify fo he 1978 FIFA Wo ld Cup, bu six mo hs la e , ha a emp e ded i co ove sial ci cums a ces. The decisive fix u e agai s Sco la d – omi ally a home fix u e fo Wales, al hough eloca ed o A field amids secu i y co ce s – was swu g by a co e ious pe al y awa ded o Sco la d, eplays sugges i g he ha dball offe ce may have ac ually bee pe pe a ed by Sco ish s ike Joe Jo da .8 A o he o able achieveme fo Wales howeve came i he 1980 B i ish Home Champio ship, as Wales comp ehe sively defea ed E gla d a he Racecou se G ou d. Goals f om Mickey Thomas, Ia Walsh, Leigh o James a d a ow goal by Phil Thompso saw Wales defea E gla d 4–۱ jus fou days af e E gla d had defea ed he he -wo ld champio s, A ge i a.

۱۹۸۰sedi

I he 1982 FIFA Wo ld Cup qualifie s, he Wales eam – ma aged by Mike E gla d – came ex emely close o qualifica io ; a 3–۰ defea agai s he Sovie U io i hei fi al ma ch mea hey missed ou o goal diffe e ce, bu he eal damage had bee do e by hei failu e o bea Icela d i hei las home ma ch, he ma ch eve ually fi ishi g 2–۲ af e seve al hold-ups due o floodligh failu es.

Wales also o ly a owly missed ou o qualifica io fo he 1984 UEFA Eu opea Champio ship. They we e mi u es away f om qualifica io whe a wi i g goal by Ljubomi Rada ović fo Yugoslavia i he fi al game of qualifyi g g oup 4 agai s Bulga ia elimi a ed Wales.

Ma k Hughes ma ked his debu fo Wales by sco i g he o ly goal of he ma ch as E gla d we e defea ed o ce agai i 1984. The followi g seaso , Hughes was agai o a ge , sco i g a wo de goal as Wales h ashed Spai 3–۰ a he Racecou se du i g qualifica io fo he 1986 Wo ld Cup. Howeve , despi e defea i g Sco la d 1–۰ a Hampde Pa k, i was agai Icela d ha w ecked Welsh hopes by defea i g Wales 1–۰ i Reykjavík, a d fo he seco d Wo ld Cup i a ow, Wales missed ou o goal diffe e ce. Wales had o wi hei las ma ch a home o Sco la d o be gua a eed a leas a play-off, bu we e held o a 1–۱ d aw i a ma ch ma ed by he dea h of Sco la d ma age Jock S ei , who collapsed f om a hea a ack a he e d of he ma ch.

Wales also s a ed s o gly i hei bid o qualify fo he 1988 UEFA Eu opea Champio ship, a d we e u defea ed af e fou games. Bu away defea s agai s De ma k a d Czechoslovakia i he las wo games i qualifyi g g oup 6 saw Mike E gla d’s eigh -yea eig as Welsh coach sadly e d i a o he disappoi me .

۱۹۹۰sedi

U de coach Te y Yo a h, Wales achieved a ema kable esul o 5 Ju e 1991 whe defea i g he wo ld champio s Ge ma y i a Eu o 1992 qualifie , ha ks o a goal f om Ia Rush. Th ee mo hs la e , o 11 Sep embe 1991, Wales achieved a o able double by defea i g B azil fo he o ly ime i a f ie dly i e a io al, ha ks o a goal f om Dea Sau de s.9 A his poi Wales seemed well placed o p og ess f om hei qualifyi g g oup 5. Howeve , vic o ies fo Ge ma y i hei h ee emai i g ma ches i he g oup, i cludi g a 4-1 wi i he e u fix u e agai s Wales, elimi a ed he Welsh.

Wales also made a s o g showi g i hei qualifyi g g oup fo he 1994 Wo ld Cup, achievi g a o ed vic o y a home o Belgium. Wales hus a ai ed wha was he hei highes posi io i he FIFA Wo ld Ra ki gs o 27 Augus 1993. Wales agai came close o qualifyi g fo a majo champio ship o ly o fall sho i he closi g s ages of hei campaig . Needi g o wi he fi al ma ch of he g oup a home o Roma ia, Paul Bodi missed a pe al y whe he sco es we e level 1–۱; he miss was immedia ely followed by Roma ia aki g he lead a d goi g o o wi 2–۱٫۱۰

Followi g he failu e o qualify, Yo a h’s co ac as ma age of he a io al side was o e ewed by he FAW, a d Real Sociedad ma age Joh Toshack was appoi ed o a pa – ime basis. Howeve , Toshack esig ed af e jus o e ma ch (a 3–۱ defea o No way) ci i g p oblems wi h he FAW as his easo fo leavi g, al hough he was su e o have bee shocked a bei g booed off he pi ch a Ni ia Pa k by he Welsh fa s s ill eeli g f om he dismissal of Yo a h.11 Mike Smi h ook he ma age ole fo he seco d ime a he s a of he Eu o 1996 qualifie s, bu Wales slipped o emba assi g defea s agai s Moldova a d Geo gia befo e Bobby Gould was appoi ed i Ju e 1995.

Gould’s ime i cha ge of Wales is see as a da k pe iod by Welsh foo ball fa s. His ques io able ac ics a d public falli gs-ou wi h playe s Na ha Blake,12 Robbie Savage13 a d Ma k Hughes,ci a io eeded coupled wi h emba assi g defea s o club side Ley o O ie a d a 7–۱ h ashi g by he Ne he la ds i 1996 did o make him a popula figu e wi hi Wales. Gould fi ally esig ed followi g a 4–۰ defea o I aly i 1999, a d he FAW u ed o wo lege ds of he a io al eam, Neville Sou hall a d Ma k Hughes, o ake empo a y cha ge of he ma ch agai s De ma k fou days la e , wi h Hughes la e bei g appoi ed o a pe ma e basis.

۲۰۰۰sedi

U de Ma k Hughes, Wales came close o qualifyi g fo a place a Eu o 2004 i Po ugal, bei g a owly defea ed by Russia i he play-offs. Howeve , he defea was o wi hou i s co ove sy, as Russia midfielde Yego Ti ov es ed posi ive fo he use of a ba ed subs a ce af e he fi s qualifyi g leg,14 a sco eless d aw i Moscow. No wi hs a di g, FIFA op ed o o ake ac io agai s he Foo ball U io of Russia o he ha i s uc i g hem o o field Ti ov agai , a d he Russia eam we o o defea Wales 1–۰ i Ca diff o qualify fo he fi al ou ame .

Followi g a disappoi i g s a o 2006 FIFA Wo ld Cup qualifica io – UEFA G oup 6, Hughes lef his ole wi h he a io al eam o ake ove as ma age of E glish P emie League ou fi Blackbu Rove s. O 12 Novembe 2004, Joh Toshack was appoi ed ma age fo he seco d ime.

I Eu o 2008 qualifyi g, Wales we e d aw i G oup D alo gside Ge ma y, he Czech Republic, Slovakia, he Republic of I ela d, Cyp us a d Sa Ma i o. The eam’s pe fo ma ce was disappoi i g, fi ishi g fif h i he g oup wi h expec ed defea a home o Ge ma y ye a u expec ed d aw away, a loss away a d a goalless d aw a home o he Czech Republic, a loss away a d 2–۲ d aw a home o he Republic of I ela d, a 3–۰ home wi a d u i spi i g 2–۱ away wi agai s mi ows Sa Ma i o, a 3–۱ home wi a d 3–۱ away defea agai s Cyp us, a d a spec acula ly mixed pe fo ma ce agai s Slovakia, losi g 5–۱ a home a d wi i g 5–۲ away. Howeve , be e pe fo ma ces owa ds he e d of he compe i io by a eam co ai i g – of ecessi y because of i ju ies a d suspe sio s of se io playe s – five playe s who we e eligible fo selec io fo he u de -21 squad was viewed as a hopeful sig of fu u e p og ess fo he eam.

I 2010 FIFA Wo ld Cup qualifica io – UEFA G oup 4, Wales made a p omisi g s a , wi i g 1–۰ a d 2–۰ agai s Aze baija a d Liech e s ei , espec ively. Howeve , hey los hei ex ma ch agai s Russia i Moscow, 2–۱, af e Joe Ledley had b iefly d aw hem level. The qualifyi g campaig showed sig s of p omise whe he eam ma aged o p eve Ge ma y f om sco i g fo 74 mi u es of hei ma ch i Mö che gladbach, al hough Wales ul ima ely los 1–۰٫ Two 2–۰ home defea s by Fi la d a d Ge ma y i Sp i g 2009 effec ively pu paid o Wales’ hopes of qualifica io .

Wales we e d aw i UEFA Eu o 2012 qualifyi g G oup G wi h Mo e eg o, Bulga ia, Swi ze la d a d close ivals E gla d. Wales los 1–۰ away o Mo e eg o i hei ope i g ma ch a d, o 9 Sep embe 2010, Joh Toshack s ood dow as ma age af e bei g disappoi ed a p evious esul s i 2010 agai s C oa ia a d he ope i g Eu o 2012 qualifie .15

Wales u de -21 coach B ia Fly ook ove f om Toshack as ca e ake ma age wi h a view o a possible pe ma e appoi me , bu a 1–۰ home defea o Bulga ia a d 4–۱ away loss o Swi ze la d p omp ed he FAW o pass ove Fly .

۲۰۱۰sedi

Ga y Speed was appoi ed as pe ma e ma age o 14 Decembe 2010. Speed’s fi s ma ch as ma age was 8 Feb ua y 2011 i he i augu al Na io s Cup, which he Republic of I ela d wo 3–۰٫۱۶ Speed’s fi s compe i ive ma ch was he Eu o 2012 qualifie a home o E gla d o 26 Ma ch 2011, a d Speed appoi ed 20-yea -old Aa o Ramsey cap ai , maki g him he you ges Wales cap ai . Wales los o E gla d 2–۰ a d i Augus 2011 Wales a ai ed hei lowes FIFA a ki g of 117 h. This was followed by a 2–۱ home wi agai s Mo e eg o, a 1–۰ away loss o E gla d, a 2–۰ home wi agai s Swi ze la d a d a 1–۰ away wi agai s Bulga ia. Co seque ly, i Oc obe 2011, Wales had apidly ise o 45 h i he FIFA a ki gs. A 4–۱ home wi i a f ie dly ma ch agai s No way o 12 Novembe 2011 p oved o be Speed’s las ma ch i cha ge of Wales. The ma ch was a culmi a io of Speed’s effo s which led Wales o eceive he u official awa d fo bigges move of 2011 i he FIFA a ki gs.17 His e u e as ma age e ded i agic ci cums a ces wo weeks la e whe he was fou d dead a his home o 27 Novembe , havi g appa e ly commi ed suicide.18

Due o Lo do ‘s successful bid fo he 2012 Summe Olympics, a G ea B i ai eam would qualify as of igh of bei g he hos a io . Howeve , he FAW s essed i was s o gly agai s he p oposal.19 Despi e his, Welsh playe s Aa o Ramsey a d Ga e h Bale exp essed hei i e es i ep ese i g he G ea B i ai Olympic foo ball eam.20 Bale co ove sially wi hd ew due o i ju y,21 bu Ramsey was joi ed by fou o he Welshme i S ua Pea ce’s 18-ma squad: Swa sea Ci y’s Joe Alle a d Neil Taylo , while Ma ches e U i ed’s Rya Giggs a d Live pool’s C aig Bellamy we e i cluded as ove -age playe s, wi h Giggs bei g made cap ai .22

Ch is Colema was appoi ed Wales eam ma age o 19 Ja ua y 2012.23 Fo 2014 Wo ld Cup qualifica io , Wales we e d aw i G oup A wi h C oa ia, Se bia, Belgium, Sco la d a d Macedo ia. They los hei fi s ma ch 2–۰, agai s Belgium. Thei seco d ma ch, agai s Se bia, was eve wo se, fi ishi g 6–۱, Wales’s wo s defea si ce he 7–۱ eve sal o he Ne he la ds i 1996.24 I Oc obe 2012, Ashley Williams was appoi ed cap ai of Wales by Colema , eplaci g Aa o Ramsey.25 Wales wo a home agai s Sco la d 2–۱, los away o C oa ia 2–۰ a d wo away agai s Sco la d 2–۱, bu a 2–۱ loss a home o C oa ia e ded Wales hopes of qualifyi g.26

Wales we e placed i G oup B fo qualifyi g fo Eu o 2016 alo gside A do a, Belgium, Bos ia a d He zegovi a, Cyp us a d Is ael. I July 2015, followi g fou wi s a d wo d aws, Wales opped he g oup.

I July 2015, havi g a ai ed hei he highes FIFA a ki g of e h,27 Wales we e placed amo g he op seeds fo he 2018 FIFA Wo ld Cup qualifica io d aw. Wales we e d aw i G oup D wi h Aus ia, Se bia, he Republic of I ela d, Moldova a d Geo gia.28

I Sep embe 2015, E gla d d opped o e h i he FIFA a ki gs, maki g Wales – i i h posi io – he highes – a ked B i ish eam fo he fi s ime i i s his o y.29 I Oc obe 2015, Wales a ai ed hei highes eve FIFA a ki g of eigh h. O 10 Oc obe 2015, Wales los 2–۰ o Bos ia a d He zegovi a. Howeve , Wales’ qualifica io fo Eu o 2016 was co fi med af e Cyp us defea ed Is ael ha same eve i g.30

Eu o 2016edi

Wales qualified fo Eu o 2016 i F a ce, hei fi s Eu opea Champio ship ou ame , a d we e d aw i o G oup B wi h Slovakia, Russia a d E gla d. O hei Eu o debu , o 11 Ju e agai s Slovakia a he Nouveau S ade de Bo deaux, Ga e h Bale sco ed di ec f om a f ee-kick o give Wales a 1–۰ lead, a d Hal Robso -Ka u sco ed he wi e i a 2–۱ vic o y ha pu hem op of he g oup.31 I hei seco d ma ch, agai s E gla d i Le s, Wales led 1–۰ a half- ime h ough a o he Bale f ee-kick, bu los 2–۱٫۳۲ Agai s Russia a he S adium Mu icipal i Toulouse, Aa o Ramsey, Neil Taylo a d Bale sco ed i a 3–۰ wi ha made hem wi he g oup.33

I hei ou d of 16 ma ch a he Pa c des P i ces i Pa is, Wales played No he I ela d a d wo 1–۰ af e Bale’s c oss was pu i as a ow goal by Ga e h McAuley.34 I he qua e -fi al agai s Belgium, Wales we behi d o a lo g- a ge effo f om Radja Nai ggola , bu cap ai Ashley Williams headed a equalise befo e Hal Robso -Ka u a d Sam Vokes co fi med a 3–۱ vic o y fo Wales. This vic o y adva ced Wales o hei fi s majo ou ame semi-fi al a d also made hem he fi s B i ish a io o adva ce o he semi-fi als of a majo ou ame si ce E gla d did so a Eu o 1996 as hos s.35

The fi s half of he semi-fi al agai s Po ugal i Lyo we goalless, bu goals f om C is ia o Ro aldo a d Na i ea ly i he seco d half saw Po ugal claim a 2–۰ wi .36 Wales we e welcomed back home o 8 July wi h a ope – op bus pa ade a ou d Ca diff, s a i g a Ca diff Cas le a d goi g pas he Mille ium S adium befo e fi ishi g a he Ca diff Ci y S adium.37

۲۰۱۶–p ese edi

I Sep embe 2016, Wales ope ed hei 2018 Wo ld Cup qualifica io campaig wi h a comfo able 4–۰ home wi agai s Moldova.38 Howeve , hey followed his wi h a u of five co secu ive d aws away o Aus ia, a home o Geo gia, bo h home a d away agai s Se bia a d away o he Republic of I ela d. Tha u came o a e d wi h a 1–۰ home vic o y ove Aus ia o 2 Sep embe 2017, followed by a 2–۰ away vic o y agai s Moldova o 5 Sep embe a d a 1–۰ away wi ove Geo gia o 6 Oc obe . Wales fi ished hi d i hei g oup due o a 1–۰ loss o he Republic of I ela d o 9 Oc obe a d failed o qualify fo he 2018 FIFA Wo ld Cup play-offs. Ch is Colema esig ed as Wales eam ma age o 17 Novembe 2017 a d was appoi ed eam ma age a Su de la d.39

Af e ea ly wo mo hs of ma age ial vaca cy, fo me Wales a io al playe Rya Giggs was amed Wales’ ew ma age . Giggs, who sig ed a fou -yea co ac , led Wales fo he 2018–۱۹ UEFA Na io s League campaig a d Eu o 2020 qualifica io .40 Despi e losi g wo of he fi s h ee qualifie s fo UEFA Eu o 2020, Wales we u bea e i he seco d half of 2019 a d ul ima ely qualified i seco d place followi g a 2–۰ wi ove Hu ga y i hei fi al ma ch o 19 Novembe .41

Eu o 2020 was delayed u il 2021 by he COVID-19 pa demic i Eu ope, which mea Wales’ ex games came i he 2020–۲۱ UEFA Na io s League. They kep five co secu ive clea shee s o he way o a u bea e eco d i he compe i io , wi i g five games a d d awi g o e, despi e Giggs o bei g available fo he las wo games due o legal oubles.42 Wi h Rob Page i i e im cha ge, he eam bea Fi la d 3–۱ i hei fi al ma ch o fi ish op of he g oup a d gai p omo io o League A fo he 2022–۲۳ UEFA Na io s League.43

UEFA Eu o 2020 was played i Ju eJuly 2021 wi h ma ches sp ead ac oss 11 hos cou ies h oughou Eu ope fo he fi s ime, a he ha hos ed by a si gle cou y. Co seque ly, he Wales G oup A ma ches agai s Swi ze la d a d Tu key we e held i Baku, Aze baija a d he agai s I aly i Rome. U de Rob Page as i e im ma age , Wales p og essed f om he g oup s age af e fi ishi g seco d i he g oup o I aly, he eve ual ou ame wi e s. I he las 16 ou d Wales los o De ma k i Ams e dam, Ne he la ds.44

Fo 2022 Wo ld Cup qualifica io Wales we e d aw i G oup E wi h Belgium, Czech Republic, Bela us a d Es o ia wi h Rob Page agai ac i g as i e im ma age fo he ma ches i 2021. Wales fi ished seco d i G oup E a d p og essed o he qualifica io play-off s age.45

Fo 2022–۲۳ UEFA Na io s League Wales we e d aw i G oup A4 wi h Belgium, Ne he la ds a d Pola d.46

Wales qualified fo he 2022 FIFA Wo ld Cup fo he fi s ime si ce 1958 by defea i g Uk ai e 1-0 i he Eu opea qualifica io play-off o Ju e 5, 2022.47

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Live elevisio b oadcas igh s a e held by S4C (Welsh la guage comme a y) a d Sky Spo s (E glish la guage comme a y) u il 2022.

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The p ima y ki has lo g bee all- ed. The c es of he Foo ball Associa io of Wales fea u es a ampa Welsh D ago o a whi e shield. F om 1920, he shield was su ou ded by a ed bo de , a d he le e s ‘FAW’ we e added i 1926. The badge was edesig ed i 1951, addi g a g ee bo de wi h 11 daffodils, as well as he Welsh-la guage mo o Go au Chwa ae Cyd Chwa ae (The bes play is eam play). The mo o was b iefly emoved i 1984, bu he badge s ayed la gely he same u il 2010, whe he shield was cha ged o fea u e ou ded sides a d he mo o ba e was cha ged f om whi e o ed a d g ee . The d ago also cha ged f om ampa o ampa ega da . The mo o was emoved agai i 2019, followi g a o he majo edesig of he badge, which saw he op of he shield fla e ed a d he sides cha ged o o cu ve ou wa ds; he g ee bo de was also hi ed a d he daffodils emoved.48

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F om 2000 o 2009, Wales played mos of hei home ma ches a he Mille ium S adium, Ca diff. The s adium was buil i 1999 o he si e of he old Na io al S adium, k ow as Ca diff A ms Pa k, as he Welsh Rugby U io (WRU) had bee chose o hos he 1999 Rugby Wo ld Cup. P io o 1989, Wales played hei home games a he g ou ds of Ca diff Ci y, Swa sea Ci y a d W exham, bu he came o a ag eeme wi h he WRU o use Ca diff A ms Pa k a d, subseque ly, he Mille ium S adium.

Wales’ fi s foo ball ma ch a he Mille ium S adium was agai s Fi la d o 29 Ma ch 2000. The Fi s wo he ma ch 2–۱, wi h Ja i Li ma e becomi g he fi s playe o sco e a goal a he s adium. Rya Giggs sco ed Wales’ goal i he ma ch, becomi g he fi s Welshma o sco e a he s adium.

Wi h he ope i g of he Ca diff Ci y S adium i 2009, he FAW chose o s age mos home f ie dlies he e, wi h o he f ie dly ma ches played a he Libe y S adium i Swa sea a d he Racecou se G ou d i W exham. Qualifyi g ma ches co i ued o be played a he 74,500-capaci y Mille ium S adium u il he e d of 2009, which was ypically o ly a ou d 20–۴۰% full amid poo eam esul s. This led o calls f om fa s a d playe s fo i e a io al ma ches o be held a smalle s adiums. Fo he Eu o 2012 qualifyi g campaig , he FAW decided Wales would play all of hei home ma ches a ei he he Ca diff Ci y S adium o he Libe y S adium, wi h he excep io of he home ie agai s E gla d, which was played a he Mille ium S adium. The 2014 Wo ld Cup qualifyi g campaig saw fou home ma ches a he Ca diff Ci y S adium a d o e a he Libe y S adium. Ca diff Ci y S adium’s capaci y was i c eased o 33,000 i 2014 a d all home ma ches fo Eu o 2016 qualifyi g we e scheduled a he s adium a d Wales subseque ly qualified fo he fi als ou ame i F a ce. All five home qualifie s fo he 2018 FIFA Wo ld Cup we e held a he s adium as well as bo h of he eam’s home 2018–۱۹ UEFA Na io s League games. All home games i he Eu o 2020 qualifyi g campaig also ook place he e. A f ie dly agai s Spai was played a he Mille ium S adium o 11 Oc obe 2018, which was Wales’ fi s ma ch a he s adium i jus ove seve -a d-a-half yea s, fi ishi g i a 4–۱ defea . O 20 Ma ch 2019, Wales played a f ie dly agai s T i idad a d Tobago a he Racecou se G ou d, hei fi s ma ch he e si ce 2008.

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The followi g playe s we e called up fo he 2022 FIFA Wo ld Cup qualifie play-off fi al agai s Uk ai e a d he Na io s League G oup A ma ches agai s Pola d, Ne he la ds, Belgium a d Ne he la ds i Ju e 2022.49 O 24 May, Na ha B oadhead wi hd ew f om he squad due o i ju y. Olive De ham a d Wes Bu s we e called up as eplaceme s.

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