Wales book World Cup place for the first time in 64 YEARS as Gareth Bale’s deflected free-kick seals a 1-0 win over war-torn Ukraine in Cardiff… and they’ll face England in Qatar group stage
- Wales booked their place in Qatar with a 1-0 victory over war-torn Ukraine
- Rob Page’s side ended a 64-year wait to appear at the World Cup on Sunday
- Wales took the lead after Andriy Yarmolenko headed in Gareth Bale’s free kick
- Wayne Hennessey made a series of crucial saves to maintain the hosts’ lead
- Wales go into Group B, alongside England, United States and Iran at Qatar 2022
- Click here for all the latest World Cup 2022 news and updates
Wales head to the World Cup for the first time in 64 years after beating war-torn Ukraine in Cardiff on Sunday.
Wales took the lead after Gareth Bale’s free kick from 25 yards out flashed across the goal and was headed in by Ukraine captain Andriy Yarmolenko for an own goal.
Wales will head to Qatar in Group B and will face England, United States and Iran to keep their hopes of lifting the World Cup alive.
More to follow.
Wales head to the World Cup for the first time in 64 years after beating Ukraine 1-0 in Cardiff
Andriy Yarmolenko headed home an own goal from Gareth Bale’s free kick to put Wales ahead
Wales goalkeeper Wayne Hennessey made a series of critical saves to keep his side ahead
Bale is picked out at the back post but his sidefooted shot is well saved by the goalkeeper
Daniel James’s shot from 15 yards out ricochets off a Ukrainian defender and goes over the bar
Ben Davies put in a defensively heroic performance to preserve the 1-0 lead after the break
Here is Sportsmail‘s live blog for this evening’s World Cup play-off final between Wales and Ukraine.