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Ben Davies blocks Andriy Yarmolenko

(Reuters action images)

Wales are on the verge of finishing their 64-year wait for a place in the World Cup as they face a Ukrainian team that is about to complete one of the most notable qualifying stories in Wales. the history of the tournament.

An electric atmosphere awaits Cardiff as Wales host the play-off final for last place in the Qatar World Cup, after the match was delayed due to the Russian invasion of Ukraine. Despite the ongoing war and amid emotional scenes in Hampden on Wednesday, Ukraine put on an impressive performance to break Scotland’s heart in the semi-final as Wales had already beaten Austria in March.

Gareth Bale was key to Wales as he produced a magic double to defeat Austria and hopes for a nation will once again turn forward at Cardiff City Stadium. If Bale were to lead Wales to a World Cup place, he would be added to his legend with the national team, following the previous heroics in qualifying for the European Championships.

Ukraine will have been exhausted by its efforts in Glasgow four days ago, but its players have been inspired by the opportunity to provide joy, hope and pride for a country that suffered from the Russian invasion. Oleksandr Zinchenko has led his team magnificently and if Ukraine advanced to the World Cup it would represent a momentous victory in the midst of the most difficult circumstances. Follow the live updates from Wales vs. Ukraine below:

Wales-Ukraine: World Cup play-off final

  • Wales XI: Hennessey; Ampadu, Rodon, B Davies; C Roberts, Ramsey, Allen, N Williams; Bale, James, Moore.
  • Ukraine XI: Bushchan; Karavaev, Zabarnyi, Matvienko, Mykolenko; Stepanenko; Yarmolenko, Malinovskyi, Zinchenko, Tsygankov; Yaremchuk.
  • The winner earns his place in the 2022 Qatar World Cup
  • 2 min: Zinchenko goal ruled out after a free kick too fast
  • 34 min: Bale scores with a free kick deflected by Yarmolenko

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Result: Wales – Ukraine 1-0

Group B of the 2022 World Cup is finally confirmed: England, Wales, Iran, USA. Then there are no important stories.

Lawrence Ostlere June 5, 2022 7:03 PM


Result: Wales – Ukraine 1-0

Such divergent reactions within the stadium. Enthusiasm for the Welsh players and their fans, achieving something that has taken more than 60 years to repeat itself. For Ukraine, their players are in tears on the corner in front of a sea of ​​yellow and blue. It just wasn’t supposed to be, and it’s a shame Ukraine isn’t in the World Cup.

Lawrence Ostlere June 5, 2022 7:02 PM


Full time: Wales – Ukraine 1-0

Wales has done it! For the first time since 1958, they are going to the World Cup. Dislove for Ukraine, which has come so close.

Lawrence Ostlere June 5, 2022 6:56 PM


Wales – Ukraine 1-0

90 + 2 min: Yarmolenko throws a shot over the crossbar with the weakest right foot.

Lawrence Ostlere June 5, 2022 6:53 PM


Wales – Ukraine 1-0

Five minutes will be added. Agony for home fans …

Lawrence Ostlere June 5, 2022 6:51 PM


Wales – Ukraine 1-0

89 min: Ukraine are ahead once again, maybe they have another good chance. Not this time, as Sydorchukat throws a 20-yard shot over the bar.

Lawrence Ostlere June 5, 2022 6:50 PM


Wales – Ukraine 1-0

86 min: Wayne Hennessey saves another shot from distance. Its handling in humid conditions has been immense.

Lawrence Ostlere June 5, 2022 6:48 PM


Wales – Ukraine 1-0

82 min: Gareth Bale runs and is replaced by Harry Wilson. On the next play, Hennessey makes another brilliant stop from Dovbyk’s header. Man of the party for a mile of country.

Lawrence Ostlere June 5, 2022 6:44 PM


Wales – Ukraine 1-0

79 min: Sydorchuk with a long-range effort, but Hennsessey saves it easily. Meanwhile, Ben Davies has made another excellent challenge: what game is he playing.

Lawrence Ostlere June 5, 2022 6:41 PM


Wales – Ukraine 1-0

74 min: Post! The first touch of Johnson’s ball, quite possibly, is a shot that shoots low against the wood. A moment later Johnson returned to the bottom of things and the ball fell to Bale in the area after a Ramsey cross, but his shot was well stopped by Bushchan.

Ben Davies blocks Andriy Yarmolenko

(Reuters action images)

Lawrence Ostlere June 5, 2022 6:37 PM

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