Wales UEFA Nations League Fixtures, Squad, Group, Guide
Wales have clear talent to call on going into the inaugural UEFA Nations League with Gareth Bale, Aaron Ramsey and Ben Davies. However they will be without Euro 2016 hero Hal Robson-Kanu after his international retirement.
Coach Ryan Giggs is following on from Chris Coleman and he clearly is relishing the challenge of playing in the new format that is the Nations League.
Giggs said; “That is what UEFA wanted, more competitive games, and that is what they’re going to get. It is going to take a little bit of time for the fans to get their head around it. But once they do, it is an exciting tournament – you can get promoted or relegated. It is another chance to qualify for the Euros as well.”
Wales begin their campaign against the Republic of Ireland on the 6th of September.
Ryan Giggs, age 44, (29.11.1973)
Appointed as head coach in February 2018, Giggs has the difficult task of following Chris Coleman, the coach who managed to get Wales all the way to the 2016 European Championship where they lost to Portugal.
Wales UEFA Nations League Group
Wales are in League B, Group 4 alongside Denmark and the Republic of Ireland.
Wales UEFA Nations League Fixtures
06/09/2018 Thursday 20:45 B4 Wales 4 vs Republic of Ireland 1
09/09/2018 Sunday 18:00 B4 Denmark 2 vs Wales 0
16/10/2018 Tuesday 20:45 B4 Republic of Ireland 0 vs Wales 1
16/11/2018 Friday 20:45 B4 Wales vs Denmark
Wales UEFA Nations League Squad
Ryan Giggs official Nations League squad:
GOALKEEPERS – Wayne Hennessey (Crystal Palace), Danny Ward (Leicester City), Adam Davies (Barnsley).
DEFENDERS – Ashley Williams (Stoke City, on loan from Everton), James Chester (Aston Villa), Ben Davies (Tottenham Hotspur), Chris Gunter (Reading), Connor Roberts (Swansea City), Christopher Mepham (Brentford), Jazz Richards (Cardiff City), Ethan Ampadu (Chelsea), Paul Dummett (Newcastle United), Declan John (Swansea City).
MIDFIELDERS – Joe Allen (Stoke City), Aaron Ramsey (Arsenal), Andy King (Leicester City), David Brooks (Bournemouth), Matthew Smith (FC Twente, on loan from Manchester City).
FORWARDS – Gareth Bale (Real Madrid), Ben Woodburn (Sheffield United, on loan from Liverpool), Harry Wilson (Derby County, on loan from Liverpool), Tom Lawrence (Derby County), Sam Vokes (Burnley), George Thomas (Scunthorpe United, on loan from Leicester City), Tyler Roberts (Leeds United).