วันจันทร์, 24 มกราคม 2565

Wales earn one point against Belgium

Wales earn one point against Belgium

Wales earn one point against Belgium

Wales earn one point against Belgium

Wales earned a precious draw against Belgium to secure a home World Cup play-off semi-final.

Kevin de Bruyne’s elegant 20-yard shot put the world’s number one ranked side in front in the 12th minute.

Cardiff City Stadium erupted as Kieffer Moore equalised later in the first half for the hosts,
whose tenacious performance fed a febrile atmosphere.

Neco Williams almost snatched a late win for Wales but his vicious swerving shot was well saved by Koen Casteels.

As it transpired, the draw was enough to seal what could be crucial home advantage in March’s play-off semi-finals.

Wales had already guaranteed a play-off place thanks to their success in the Nations League, and their point against

Belgium was enough to secure second spot in Group E despite the third-place Czech Republic’s win over Estonia.

Now they are seeded for the semi-finals, Wales have managed to avoid daunting away ties against European champions

Italy or Euro 2016 winners Portugal and could instead host the likes of North Macedonia.

Wales will discover their semi-final opponents when the draw is made on Friday, 26 November.

Regardless of the opposition, however, Wales can take great pride and hope from the fact they are now closer to qualifying

for a World Cup than they have been since their only other appearance in 1958.

In March, they will have a chance to create yet more magical memories, with Turkey, Poland, North Macedonia, Ukraine, Austria

or Czech Republic standing in the way between Wales and a play-off final which could take them to a first World Cup since 1958.

Wales will try all the best and as much as they could in order to book a ticket in Qatar 2022 World Cup and they need to win in play offs game.