Wales are alongside the Republic of Ireland and Denmark in their Nations League group.

Wales UEFA Nations League Fixtures, Squad, Group, Guide

Wales 0 vs Denmark 2 

Starting Line-ups

Wales: Hennessey, Gunter, Chester, 20 Mepham, Davies, Allen, 15 Ampadu, 14 Roberts, 10 Ramsey, 17 Lawrence, 11 Bale

Denmark: Schmeichel, 14 Dalsgaard, Kjaer, 13 M Jorgensen, 17 Stryger Larsen, 19 Schöne, Delaney, 20 Poulsen, 10 Eriksen, 23 Sisto, 11 Braithwaite

Christian Eriksen scored twice to give the Danes a 2-0 win.

(UEFA)


Wales 4 vs Republic of Ireland 1

Starting Line-ups

Wales: 1 Hennessey, 14 Roberts, 6 Williams, 20 Mepham, 4 Davies, 7 Allen, 15 Ampadu, 17 Lawrence, 10 Ramsey, 13 Brooks, 11 Bale

Republic of Ireland: 23 Randolph, 2 Coleman, 4 Duffy, 5 Clark, 17 Ward, 3 Christie, 13 Hendrick, 22 Hourihane, 8 O’Dowda, 19 Walters, 14 Robinson

Lawrence, Bale, Ramsey and Roberts scored goals for Wales as they demolished Republic of Ireland 4-1.


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.

Gareth Bale is once again Wales’ best player (Getty Images)

The Coach

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 vs Wales
16/11/2018 Friday 20:45 B4 Wales vs Denmark

Wales UEFA Nations League Squad

Ryan Giggs official Nations League squad:

GOALKEEPERS – Wayne Hennessey, Danny Ward, Adam Davies,

DEFEBDERS – Chris Gunter, Connor Roberts, James Chester, Ashley Williams, Chris Mepham, Tom Lockyer, Ben Davies, Paul Dummett, Ethan Ampadu

MIDFIELDERS – Joe Allen, Matthew Smith, Aaron Ramsey, Andy King, Joe Ledley, Harry Wilson, David Brooks, Tom Lawrence, Declan John

FORWARDS – Ben Woodburn, Gareth Bale, Sam Vokes, Tyler Roberts

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