Wales take their share of the cake at Qatar, since 1958, after beating Ukraine in Cardiff, yesterday, the 5th of June, 2022.
Gareth Bale’s 34th-minute free-kick was diced with a deflection by Ukrainian star player, Andriy Yarmolenko into his own net.
Rob Page’s side will have to battle with England’s, alongside USA and Iran.
This is a heartbreak scene for the great Ukraine side.
After defeating Scotland in the early times of this week, Ukraine really hope to give their nation a major relief during these trying times harassing the country. The entire nation is proud for fighting to the end, in spite of losing their ticket to the Welsh side.
They obviously dominated Wales at the Cardiff City Stadium, but, still couldn’t push through.
Ukraine really suffers the blade of the VAR, by disallowing two clear infringements meted on them.
Oleksandr Zinchenko’s disallowed freekick in the early minutes plus a devastating penalty be Joe Allen on Yarmolenko.
They fought for an equaliser in the second half but Wales was as fit as a fiddle, unmovable and without doubt, unshakeable, as they saw their 64years world cup spell about to be lifted.
Wales goalkeeper, Wayne Hennessy, produces glimpses of brilliance, that cemented qualification for the Welsh side.
Prior to the kickoff hour, Wales captain, Gareth Bale admits to the pressure and expectations that are riding through the hearts of the people in the city and on the pitch. He also adds a voice of concern about the danger Ukaraine can pull, since they also have a point to prove.
“It’s a big game. It’s difficult to put it into whether it’s ‘the’ big game. Obviously, we played in a semi-final of a European Championship in 2016”
“It’s a massive game. I think there’s no hiding it. We’ve only played in one World Cup”
“So this is a stepping stone that all of us want to take to play on the biggest level. And yeah, we have a massive game tomorrow that we’re desperate to win and to achieve our goal”
“Everyone in the world feels for Ukraine,” Bale said. “It is sport that unites everybody. We understand what it will do for Ukraine, but we want to get to the World Cup”
“That is not coming from a horrible place. It is coming from our country and hearts as we want to deliver for our own fans.”
Bale engages the reporters on Saturday.
Glory ahead of this Welsh history makers. Could they pull a warrant for participation?
Time will reveal at Qatar.
Story by Enoch Nana Yaw Dei Lartey