Ryan Giggs thanked Daniel James for bringing his club form for Swansea City to the international stage after Wales began their Euro 2020 qualifying campaign with a vital win. It was James’ early goal that enabled Wales to beat Slovakia 1-0 at the Cardiff City Stadium to ensure they are among the early pace-setters in , rather than a step behind. Swansea winger James marked his first competitive international start with a fifth-minute strike as Wales got their Euro 2020 qualifying campaign off to a dream start.
Slovakian skipper Marek Hamsik still recalls the day Ben Davies stopped him from scoring the first goal for his country at the Euro 2016 finals in France - and changed the course of football history for both nations. Wales went on to win 2-1 and continued all the way to the semi-finals, while Slovakia, also at their first Euro finals, went out at the pool stages. There were only three minutes on the clock when Hamsik slalomed his way into the Welsh penalty area and shot past Wayne Hennessey for what seemed like a certain goal.
Allen Clarke has backed his Ospreys team to continue to recover from the death wish placed on them and suggested no-one outside the region will know the extent of their turmoil. Just two weeks after being crumpled like a piece of waste paper and hurled towards the bin, the Ospreys showed their resolve with a 29-20 bonus point victory over the Dragons. The win – underpinned by four tries from full-back Dan Evans – came in their first game since merger plans with the Scarlets, backed by the Welsh Rugby Union, were abandoned following the outrage that ensued.
Golden oldie Gareth Bale has vowed to help polish the new gems as Wales aim to sparkle again in the European Championships. Almost three years after being the jewel in the crown for Chris Coleman’s team at Euro 2016, Bale is still the most precious piece in the new line-up under Ryan Giggs. But as Wales prepare to take on Slovakia tonight in their opening qualifier for Euro 2020, the Real Madrid star – not yet even 30 – is the self-confessed “oldie” compared to the new crops of youngsters who will provide vital support.
Cardiff City have five players in the Wales under-19 team for their Uefa Championships elite round challenge later this month. Goalkeeper George Ratcliffe, Ryan Reynolds, Sion Spence, Sam Bowen and Dan Griffiths are the young Bluebirds included, while Swansea City are represented by Ben Cabango and Brandon Cooper. Jay Foulston, the young... Read More
Jayne Ludlow has promised Wales will show more changes ahead of a second friendly in Spain as preparations start for the UEFA Women’s Euro 2021 qualifying campaign. The Wales manager saw her team play out a 0-0 draw with the Republic of Ireland in Marbella – the first of two... Read More
Jonah Barrington, arguably the biggest name in World squash, played a huge role in the emergence of Egyptian brothers Mohamed and Marwan Elshorbagy. Former World number three Marwan makes his debut for Welsh Wizards in Cardiff on Tuesday in a mouthwatering first string clash with New Zealand’s Paul Coll. The Premier Squash... Read More
Joe Naughalty is back in the goals and firing on all cylinders once again in the Wales hockey team. The man who combines working as the director of hockey at Lancing College, coaching at Brighton & Hove HC and playing internationally, notched a sensational hat-trick in Wales’ 4-4 draw with Brazil... Read More
Welsh Wizards are now going Dutch in their Premier Squash League clash with Bexley in London on Friday. They were forced into late team changes with Milou van der Heijden from Holland called in. The World number 38 will play Kace Bartley in the women’s match, while the new-look Wizards line-up is... Read More
Two of the Word’s leading squash players are set to clash go in Cardiff later this month - and there will be plenty riding on the result. Joelle King, Commonwealth Games gold medallist in singles and doubles this year, is number seven in the World, but knows there is a Welsh warrior... Read More