After 64 years since their last appearance, The Dragons are through to the World Cup finals later this year in Qatar, beating Ukraine 1-0 at Cardiff City Stadium!
Making up the last spot in Group B at the biggest tournament in world football, they’ll join local rivals England as well as USA and Iran.
Their first game will be against USA at the Ahmed bin Ali Stadium in Al Rayyan on the opening day of the competition. Here’s how they broke their long-awaited absence from the World Cup finals in yesterday’s game…
With Wales just one game away from the World Cup finals, it was between Ukraine and Scotland in Wednesday’s postponed fixture to see who would face them.
Hampden Park was packed full of hopeful Scots, cheering on the Tartan Army to take them a step closer to their first World Cup in over 30 years.
Despite the home advantage, it wasn’t to be for Scotland. Goals from Andriy Yarmolenko and Roman Yaremchuk drew the away side into a comfortable position.
Callum McGregor cut the deficit in half, but it was to be a consolation for Scotland, as Artem Dovbyk slotted home late in injury time to finish the tie 3-1 to Ukraine.
With the momentum behind them, Ukraine started the qualifier in an aggressive fashion, dominating possession and creating chances at regular intervals.
As half time was approaching, Wales’ star man, Gareth Bale, stood over a free kick from a dangerous position in Ukraine’s half; whipping the ball into the box, forward Yarmolenko inadvertently flicked the ball into his own net without their being any Welsh threat behind him, sending the home faithful into a frenzy.
Now with just 45 minutes between them and a 64-year wait, the boys in red withstood wave after wave of Ukraine attack, seeing it out until the final whistle blew.
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