Wales

Wales
The Wales national football team (Welsh: Tîm pêl-droed cenedlaethol Cymru) represents Wales in international football. It is controlled by the Football Association of Wales (FAW), the governing body for football in Wales and the third-oldest national football association in the world, founded in 1876. The team has qualified for the FIFA World Cup once, in 1958, when they reached the quarter-finals before losing to eventual champions Brazil. They then went 58 years before reaching their second major tournament, when – following a rise of 109 places from an all-time low of 117th to a peak of 8th in the FIFA World Rankings between August 2011 and October 2015[5][6] – they qualified for UEFA Euro 2016, where they reached the semi-finals before again losing to the eventual champions, Portugal. A second successive UEFA European Championship followed when Wales reached the round of 16 of UEFA Euro 2020. They also progressed through UEFA Euro 1976 qualifying to the quarter-finals, though this was played on a two-legged, home-and-away basis and is not considered part of the finals tournament. Historically, the Welsh team has featured a number of players from Wales’ top club teams, Cardiff City and Swansea City. These two Welsh clubs play in the English league system alongside fellow Welsh clubs Newport County, Wrexham and Merthyr Town. However, the majority of Welsh football clubs play in the Welsh football league system. Wales, as a country of the United Kingdom, is not a member of the International Olympic Committee and therefore the national team does not compete in the Olympic Games.

FIFA World Cup 2022 Wales Squad

FIFA 2022 Wales Squad
S.NO. Player Club
Goalkeeper
1 Wayne Hennessey Burnley
2 Danny Ward Leicester
3 Adam Davies Stoke
Defender
4 Chris Gunter Charlton
5 Ben Davies Tottenham
6 Connor Roberts Burnley
7 Ethan Ampadu Venezia
8 Chris Mepham Bournemouth
9 Joe Rodon Tottenham
10 Neco Williams Liverpool
11 Rhys Norrington-Davies Sheffield United
12 James Lawrence St Pauli
Midfielder
13 Aaron Ramsey Juventus
14 Joe Allen Stoke
15 Jonny Williams Swindon
16 Harry Wilson Fulham
17 Joe Morrell Portsmouth
18 Will Vaulks Cardiff
19 Brennan Johnson Nottingham Forest
20 Rubin Colwill Cardiff
21 Sorba Thomas Huddersfield
Forward
22 Gareth Bale Real Madrid
23 Dan James Leeds
24 Kieffer Moore Cardiff
25 Mark Harris Cardiff
26 Tyler Roberts Leeds

FIFA World Cup 2022 Wales Coach (Manager) Ryan Joseph Giggs

FIFA 2022 Wales coach Ryan Joseph Giggs Ryan Joseph Giggs OBE is a Welsh football coach and former player. He is the manager of the Wales national team and a co-owner of Salford City. Giggs played his entire professional career for Manchester United and briefly served as the club’s interim manager after the sacking of David Moyes in April 2014. Giggs is regarded as one of the greatest players of his generation. Giggs was appointed manager of the Wales national team on 15 January 2018, succeeding Chris Coleman, who had left the role to take up the manager’s position at Sunderland the previous November. Giggs successfully led Wales to qualify for Euro 2020, following a 2–0 win over Hungary in their final encounter on 19 November 2019. Wales secured promotion into UEFA Nations League A after winning Group 4 of the 2020–21 UEFA Nations League B season, though assistant Rob Page took charge for the final two group games as Giggs was asked to stay away following his arrest for assault.

FIFA World Cup 2022 Wales Jersey (Kit)

FIFA 2022 Wales jersey kit

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