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Wales Squad For FIFA World Cup 2022 in Qatar

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Wales will be playing their first FIFA tournament since 1958; they have been absent for more than half a century. They are one of the few teams in this edition of the world cup who have waited for more than one generation of players and the men who have made it to the group stages won’t just be settling as a mere tough opponent.

This winter they certainly will have the spirit to go beyond knockouts and would even do their best to stay as long as they could. But who are their best among the best; what will their top 26 preferences look like? Let’s discuss that in the analysis below.

Wales Squad For The FIFA World Cup 2022 Games In Qatar

PositionPlayerClubAgeCaps2022 World Cup
GoalkeeperWayne HennesseyNottingham Forest (ENG)351063
GoalkeeperDanny WardLeicester City (ENG)29268
GoalkeeperAdam DaviesSheffield United (ENG)3030
DefenderEthan AmpaduSpezia (ITA)22378
DefenderChris MephamBournemouth (ENG)24338
DefenderBen DaviesTottenham (SCO)29746
DefenderChris GunterWimbledon (ENG)331094
DefenderConnor RobertsBurnley (ENG)27418
DefenderJoe RodonRennes (FRA)24308
DefenderNeco WilliamsNottingham Forest (ENG)21237
DefenderBen CabangoSwansea City (WAL)2250
DefenderTom LockyerLuton Town (ENG)27140
MidfielderJoe AllenSwansea City (WAL)32729
MidfielderAaron RamseyNice (FRA)31756
MidfielderHarry WilsonFulham (ENG)25398
MidfielderJonny WilliamsSwindon Town (ENG)29333
MidfielderJoe MorrellPortsmouth (ENG)25308
MidfielderMatthew SmithMK Dons (ENG)22190
MidfielderDylan LevittDundee United (So)21130
MidfielderRuben ColwillSwansea City (ENG)2071
MidfielderSorba ThomasHuddersfield Town (ENG)2362
ForwardGareth BaleLos Angeles FC (USA)331087
ForwardDaniel JamesFulham (ENG)243810
ForwardKieffer MooreBournemouth (ENG)30286
ForwardBrennan JohnsonNottingham Forest (ENG)21156
ForwardMark HarrisCardiff City (WAL)2353

The Possible Best 11 For Wales

Since day one of their European qualifiers phase, Wales have mostly gone with a 3-4-3 formation and they do like to have more options at the midfield.

At the very back, the Dragons have mostly trusted Nottingham Forest’s Wayne Hennessey for the shot-stopping duty. So far he has been largely guarded by Ethan Ampadu, Joe Rodon, and Ben Davies in the defending position.

In the middle, Wales is generally at their best with the presence of Aaron Ramsey, Joe Allen, Connor Roberts, and Neco Williams.

Five times Champions League winner Gareth Bale is not to miss if Wales wants to be a formidable force heading into Qatar. He likewise will have the best support in the front with the help of Daniel James and Brennan Johnson.

So that’s

Hennessey (GK)
Ampaudu, Rodon, Ben (Def)
Ramsey, Allen, Roberts, Williams (MF)
Bale, Wilson, Johnson (FW)

Who Else Are In The Wales Group?

Wales is in group B of the 2022 FIFA World Cup and will be facing the neighboring country England, the USA, and Iran.

Wales Fixtures In The Group Stage (UK Time)

USA v Wales (Monday, November 21 – 7 pm)

Wales v Iran (Friday, November 25 – 10 am)

Wales v England (Tuesday, November 29 – 7 pm)

Wales May Not Be Quitting That Easily

One will only be a fool if they think getting past the group stages will be the best Wales could do in FIFA 2022. The thing about underdogs such as Wales is that they relish every initial game they are set against until every tournament watchers see them feuding against the competition’s giants like they did back in the Euro 2016.

Wales Strengths

Wales is one of the best teams who can show perpetual stubbornness around their penalty box. They moreover are happy to sit back and chase the ball for as long as they could. And teams like these do love to hit the opponent on the break.

To drive the ball forward, they have the lightning pace and accelerating pace of not one but two forces, Bale and James. Each of the two operating in the flanks is certain to free up the spaces in the middle thereby giving their poacher Moore more promising chances to convert when he is near the opposition’s goalpost. Speaking of chances to score, their star man, Bale provides an even greater goal threat to literally any team in the tournament.

Ramsey’s years of experience playing in the Premier League will definitely give confidence in the midfield and looking at his history he may even provide additional legs for the attack.

Wales Weaknesses

While they can exceed expectations at the bigger level, statistically they do not have that good of a record against the heavyweights.

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