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Tuesday, 29 November 2022
2022 FIFA World Cup Finals First Phase Group B

Wales 0 England 3 [0-0]
Match Summary
Wales Squad

England Squad

Team Records
The Red Dragons World Cup Squad  Pre-England November 2022
←Last Welsh Squad that faced England (1004)  
Player Birthdate Age Pos Club App G
7.Allen, Joseph Michael 14 March 1990 32 M Swansea City FC 73 2
15.Ampadu, Ethan Kwame Colm Raymond 14 September 2000
in Exeter, England
22 CD/AM Spezia Calcio, Italy, on loan from Chelsea FC, England 39 0
also has one England U16 appearance
11.Bale, Gareth Frank 16 July 1989 33 F Los Angeles FC, United States 110 41
24.Cabango, Benjamin 30 May 2000 22 CD Swansea City FC 5 0
25.Colwill, Rubin James 27 April 2002 20 M Cardiff City FC 7 1
21.Davies, Adam Rhys 17 July 1992
in Rintein, Germany
30 GK Sheffield United FC, England 4 xᵍᵃ
4.Davies, Benjamin Thomas 24 April 1993 29 LB Tottenham Hotspur FC, England 76 1
2.Gunter, Christopher Ross 21 July 1989 33 RB AFC Wimbledon, England 109 0
19.Harris, Mark Thomas 29 December 1998 23 F Cardiff City FC 5 0
1.Hennessey, Wayne Robert 24 January 1987 35 GK Nottingham Forest FC, England 108 xᵍᵃ
Hennessey is suspended for the match against England
20.James, Daniel Owen 10 November 1997
in Kingston upon Hull, England
25 F Fulham FC, England, on loan from Leeds United AFC, England 40 5
9.Johnson, Brennan Price 23 May 2001
in Nottingham, England
21 F Nottingham Forest FC, England 17 2
also has seven England youth appearances
23.Levitt, Dylan James Christopher 17 November 2000 22 M Dundee United FC, Scotland 13 0
17.Lockyer, Thomas Alun 3 December 1994 27 CD Luton Town FC, England 14 0
5.Mepham, Christopher James 5 November 1997
in Hammersmith, England
25 CD AFC Bournemouth, England 35 0
13.Moore, Kieffer Roberto Francisco 8 August 1992
in Torquay, England
30 F AFC Bournemouth, England 30 9
also has one England C appearance
16.Morrell, Joseff John 3 January 1997
in Ipswich, England
25 CM Portsmouth FC, England 31 0
10.Ramsey, Aaron James 26 December 1990 31 M Nice FC, France 77 20
14.Roberts, Connor Richard Jones 23 September 1995 27 RB Burnley FC, England 43 3
6.Rodon, Joseph Peter 22 October 1997 25 CD Stade Rennais, France, on loan from Tottenham Hotspur FC, England 32 0
26.Smith, Matthew Robert 22 November 1999
in Redditch, England
23 DM Milton Keynes Dons FC, England 19 0
22.Thomas, Benjamin William Sorba 25 January 1999
in Newham, England
23 M Huddersfield Town AFC, England 7 0
12.Ward, Daniel 22 June 1993 29 GK Leicester City FC, England 27 xᵍᵃ
18.Williams, Jonathan Peter 9 October 1993
in Pembury, England
29 M Swindon Town FC, England 33 2
3.Williams, Neco Shay 13 April 2001 21 RB Nottingham Forest FC, England 25 2
8.Wilson, Harry 22 March 1997 25 M Fulham FC, England 41 5

Squad details correct up to and including Wales' match against United States on 21 November 2022.
Tallies taken from FWA.com


Wednesday, 9 November 2022, 7.00pm - Rob Page has tonight named a squad of 26 players for the World Cup Finals in Qatar. The squad features nine current Premier League players and eight from the Championship. There are two League One players, two from League Two, one from Scottish Premiership plus four who are currently playing their club football overseas - captain Gareth Bale, Aaron Ramsey, Joe Rodon and Ethan Ampadu.
Joe Allen, a long-term injury doubt, has been deemed fit enough for inclusion, while Cardiff City’s Rubin Colwill, who has also only just returned from a month on the sidelines, is also selected. Defender Tom Lockyer is back in the international fold after a year looking on, picked as cover for the ruled out Rhys Norrington-Davies.

Thursday, 10 November 2022 - Teenage midfielders Luke Harris and Jordan James will travel to the World Cup as back-up players for Wales. Both players earned first call-ups in September but neither has made a senior appearance for Wales. They will not be able to play in the World Cup unless other players withdraw before the opening match against the United States on 21 November. Instead, manager Robert Page is taking James and Jersey-born Harris with the squad to Qatar in order for them to gain experience of being in a major tournament environment.

Tuesday evening, 15 November 2022 - The Welsh party leave the Vale of Glamorgan hotel for a training session at Cardiff City Stadium, before leaving for Cardiff airport bound for Qatar.

Wednesday, 16 November 2022 - Wales arrived in Qatar in the early hours as they prepare to play their first World Cup Finals match for 64 years.

Thursday, 17 November 2022 - The Welsh team have rescheduled their training today in order to cope with the searing Qatari heat. They were due to begin at 11.30am local time, but with temperatures exceeding 30C, Wales will now train at 4pm at their Al-Sadd base, which they share with the Japanese team.
Joe Allen, who has not played since September and is a doubtful starter for the match against United States on Monday, joined in for part of the session before training alone with a member of the medical staff.

Sunday, 20 November 2022 - Welsh First Minister Mark Drakeford meets the Wales Squad in Al-Sadd. The only players not involved in the main training session are the three goalkeepers and Joe Allen. The hamstring injury is preventing Allen from having any part in Wales' opening match against the United States tomorrow.

Monday, 21 November 2022 - Wales and other European nations will not wear the OneLove armband at the World Cup in Qatar because of the threat of players being booked. The captains of nine countries, including Gareth Bale, had planned to wear the armband to promote diversity and inclusion. A joint statement from seven Football Associations said they could not put their players "in a position where they could face sporting sanctions. We are very frustrated by the Fifa decision which we believe is unprecedented," the statement read. The governing bodies said they had written to Fifa in September informing them about the OneLove armband but not received a response. "Fifa has been very clear that it will impose sporting sanctions if our captains wear the armbands on the field of play. We were prepared to pay fines that would normally apply to breaches of kit regulations and had a strong commitment to wearing the armband. However, we cannot put our players in the situation where they might be booked or even forced to leave the field of play." In response, Fifa has brought forward its own "No Discrimination" campaign, which had been due to start from the quarter-finals. Captains will now be permitted to wear a No Discrimination armband for the duration of the tournament.
9.45pm United States1 Wales 1 -
Gareth Bale rode to Wales' rescue once again as the captain's late penalty salvaged a draw against the United States in his country's first World Cup game for 64 years. Wales were listless and overrun in a first half dominated by a vibrant USA team, who led as Tim Weah finished smartly after a surging run and pass by Christian Pulisic. The half-time introduction of striker Kieffer Moore revitalised Wales, whose newfound energy and purpose turned a one-sided affair into a genuine contest as Ben Davies and Moore both came close to equalising. Then with nine minutes left, the hitherto anonymous Bale was clattered in the box by Walker Zimmerman before confidently whipping his penalty into the net to send the travelling Welsh supporters behind that goal into raptures. Wales finished the game strongly, buoyed to have secured a point on their long-awaited World Cup return when they had appeared to be heading for a defeat which would have left them staring at an early exit from the competition.

Wednesday, 23 November 2022 - Joe Allen has returned to full training, joining in the rest of the squad in All-Sadd.

Friday, 25 November 2022 - Wales 0 Iran 2 - Wales' first World Cup for 64 years looks set to end at the first hurdle after they suffered a heartbreaking - but deserved - last-ditch defeat against Iran in Qatar. Substitute Rouzbeh Cheshmi struck from 20 yards deep into added time, before Ramin Rezaeian finished off a counter-attack to seal victory for a revitalised Iran side who have renewed hope of reaching the knockout stages for the first time in their history. As they did in their opening draw with the United States, Wales started poorly and had VAR to thank for disallowing a goal from Iran's Ali Gholizadeh for offside. In one of the most highly-charged atmospheres of this World Cup, Iran's players sang their anthem this time - having refused to do so before their opening loss to England in an apparent show of support for anti-government protests in their country - but their own fans booed the anthem and some could be seen crying in the stands. Roared on by the fervent and almost entirely Iranian crowd, Carlos Queiroz's side were extremely unlucky not to score early in the second half as Sardar Azmoun and Gholizadeh both struck the post within the space of a few seconds. Wales were utterly ragged and, as they pushed forward in search of the late winning goal they desperately needed, a long ball over the top left the defence exposed and their onrushing goalkeeper Wayne Hennessey was sent off - after a VAR check - for a reckless challenge on Mehdi Taremi. That set the seal on Wales' fate for this match and, in all likelihood, their hopes of reaching the second round. While Robert Page's men were just as disjointed as they were against the USA, Iran were unrecognisable from the team thrashed 6-2 by England in their first match and fully deserved this win which breathes new life into their ambitions of progressing to the last 16. Wales now face the formidable challenge of needing to win their final group match on Tuesday against England, who take on the United States later on Friday.

Wales Form: last six games
D L L L D L  f 5:a 10   success: 17%
  11 June 2022 - Wales 1 Belgium 1 [0-0]
Cardiff City Stadium, Cardiff
  14 June 2022 - Netherlands 3 Wales 2 [2-1]
Stadion Feijenoord, Rotterdam
Lang, Gakpo, Depay
Johnson, Bale
  22 September 2022 - Belgium 2 Wales 1 [0-2]
Stade Roi Baudouin, Bruxelles
De Bruyne, Batshuayi
  25 September 2022 - Wales 0 Poland 1 [1-0]
Cardiff City Stadium, Cardiff
Świderski HL
  21 November 2022 - United States 1 Wales 1 [1-0]
Ahmad Bin Ali Stadium, Al Rayyan
Bale (pen)
  25 November 2022 - Wales 0 Iran 2 [0-0]
Ahmad Bin Ali Stadium, Al Rayyan
Cheshmi, Rezaeian NL
Wayne Hennessey