Wales vs Ukraine: Only one spot for Qatar 2022
Ukraine and Wales will play one of the most important matches in their history
On Sunday, June 5, the last European qualifier for the Qatar 2022 World Cup will be defined, Wales or Ukraine.
First, Wales will have the historic opportunity to qualify for a World Cup for the second time in its history, after 64 years of waiting (their first and only participation was in 1958). In fact, until 2016, a Welsh National Team had never qualified for a UEFA European Championship, but this generation has already achieved it twice (2016 and 2020). And now, they will have the chance to become the greatest Welsh team in history. On the other hand, Gareth Bale (Wales' all-time top scorer) could become the best player in his country's history. If they win...
Coach Rob Page will play with his best players, stars like Aaron Ramsey, Daniel James and of course, Gareth Bale.
On the other hand, amid the Russian invasion, the Ukraine of Oleksandr Petrakov and Zinchenko, maintain the hopes of their homeland, devastated by war. This country only played the 2006 World Cup in Germany, where they reached the Quarter Finals.
A few days ago, they beat Scotland 3-1 and the coach dedicated the victory to those who fight in the war. "This victory was not for me, it was not for the team, it was for our country. It is a great victory for Ukraine." "We will make the Ukrainians feel proud," said Petrakov, who said goodbye with a "we will win".
Wales: Hennessey; Rodon, Ampadu, Davies; Roberts, Ramsey, Allen, Williams; Wilson, Bale, James.
Ukraine: Bushchan; Karavaev, Zabarnyi, Matvienko, Mykolenko; Malinovskyi, Stepanenko, Zinchenko; Yarmolenko, Yaremchuk, Tsygankov
Referee: Mateu Lahoz (Spain).
Stadium: Cardiff City Stadium.
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