Wales qualified for the World Cup for the first time since 1958. They beat Ukraine 1-0 at the Cardiff City Stadium thanks to an unfortunate own goal from Andrei Yarmolenko.
In the incredible atmosphere when it was raining continuously, each of the Ukrainian players entered the field wearing their national flags.
Wales won the toss and elected to field.
Yarmolenko felt he needed a penalty when Joe Allen was caught inside the box, but referee Antonio Miguel did not call the VAR to assist Matu Lahos.
Aaron Ramsey looked for another chance before Brennan Johnson volley against the post. It was an arduous task for the home fans, but their World Cup dream will come true.
Sky Sports Wales player ratings from Cardiff
Wayne Hennessy – 9
Danny Ward could have been easily selected on goal, but Rob Page’s decision to go with Burnley No. 2 was completely justified. Slick aimed for his surprise inclusion with high balls and range pot shots on the surface. Victor Sigankov made an effort around the post and responded well to a great save follow up from Roman Yarenchuk.
In the face of Sigankov Oleksander called for action again to stop Sinchenko’s cruel and courageous behavior – all half the time. Wales saved the day again by dismissing the same player with his legs from close range. His strong left hand was snatched from Artem Dowbick’s head and saved the best until the end.
Hennessy made nine saves for Wales in that game – of course, nine goals from a team without scoring in a single game in the Champions League qualifying campaign. The first of many songs that the Welsh are sure to sing late at night.
David Davis – 9
Neko Williams, who responded well to defeat Oleksandr Karave in the first half, created a major obstacle to avoid the blush. Just as important as coveting than Bailey and Ramsey, Davis led Ethan Arrow and Joe Roden through the waves of Ukrainian pressure. Heroic last moments to dismiss Yarmolenko and Yarenchuk.
The 71st Selection International has been making great strides in his positional game at Tottenham under Antonio Conte for 10 years.
Joe Rodon – 7
There was a moment of anxiety when another person who had not played much football recently stopped trying to play behind. Hennessy was almost punished for not falling fast enough when he blocked Sigankov with his feet, but the Spurs defender deliberately held on.
Ethan Ampadu – 7
Yarenchuk played for the first time and was thankful to Hennessy. Made a significant head clearance under its own crossbar. It was as if Ambat’s head was magnetic to the ball.
Neco Williams – 8
From the moment Williams cut inside and closed his eyes, Wales prepared for their mission. Karave was almost off the post to allow in, but goes ahead with Daniel James. At the beginning of the second period he shows confidence and stands firm in his arms. Get mature with each passing course.
Joe Allen – 8
Wales’ unlucky win came within two minutes of booking when Taras challenged Stepanenko. But Allen was not allowed to influence his game as a presenter as he was against Austria without much defensive support in midfield.
Luckily he caught Yarmolenko in the box and did not concede a penalty. The ball is not always clean, but always in the right place when the first is important.
Aaron Ramsey – 6
A free spirit on the football field, Ramsey ran a brilliant cross from the right side of the first half that barely saved two Welsh teammates. More intervention was needed but the ball was used skillfully.
Should have scored a regular Ramsey goal, arrived late in the box and was not tight enough as Ruslan Malinowski’s shot was wide. His determination to make up for his miserable defeat after the break shone through in the shower and he showed great vision in setting Bale up for his second-half opportunity.
Connor Roberts – 7
Growing up in the game, Saberni was able to get a flick close to someone’s love post, hit the shocked Robert Ouse, and inadvertently cushioned him for Hennessy.
Vitaly did not come close enough to Mykolenko to block the cross for Sigankov’s excellent second half chance, but opted for the red shirt when it was important to reduce the tension.
Daniel James – 7
Goalkeeper Georgie Bushchan had to test more on his set pieces after being viewed with suspicion against Scotland. Attracted a booking from Mykolenko. Booked for disagreement within two minutes, but constant annoyance before being replaced in the 71st minute.
Gareth Bale – 7
Before the kick-off, Rob Page confirmed that Bale was’ 100 percent fit and wants to go ‘, and helped bring his deflected free-kick to Wales’ Holy Grail.
This is considered Yarmolenko’s own goal, but who cares? The best players Wales has ever created. It came close to a second, but Bushchan denied it.
It was a far cry from his best game, but it is fitting that he was strongly involved in the goal that put an end to the 64-year-old injury.
Kiefer Moore – 7
A good gesture to register from the beginning considering his celestial prowess in both boxes. Demonstrating his qualities from a direct approach, he succeeded on the first ball to set Bale up.
Large forwards are regularly allowed, but the Spanish official’s audacity did not surprise them. Minutes after the resumption, Ramsey unselfishly created an opportunity.
Brennan Johnson – Goes for James, 71 – 7
His far-post volley barreled towards a nearby post, giving Wales the energy they needed.
Harry Wilson – March for Bailey, 83 – n / a
The Welsh talisman replaced Bailey when the steam ran out.
Rhys Norrington-Davies – On for Williams, 90 – n / a
Williams was given a round of applause for keeping Wales at bay when Page spent an extra five minutes through a late third substitution.
Wales will now have to focus on three Nations League matches this month. Page’s team will face the Netherlands on Wednesday and Belgium on Saturday – both matches start at 7.45pm in Cardiff – before facing the Dutch again, this time on June 14 at 7.45pm in Rotterdam.
Ukraine will play all three Nations League matches, which start with a trip to Dublin to face the Republic of Ireland on Wednesday, starting at 7.45pm.
Ukraine will play “home” matches on Saturday against Armenia (kick-off at 2pm) and the Republic of Ireland on June 14 (kick-off at 7.45pm). The Games are being held in Lodz, Poland following Russia’s occupation of Ukraine.
When and where is the 2022 World Cup?
The 2022 World Cup kicks off in Qatar Monday, November 21 When at Al Tumama Stadium SenegalI take The Netherlands Group A following the hosts Qatar Against Ecuador At Al Bait Stadium.
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