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
Javi Gracia, Watford’s Spanish coach, says he has great respect for Neil Warnock’s Cardiff City. The Bluebirds travel to Vicarage Road for a Premier League clash with the Hornets on Saturday and Gracia says: “We respect Cardiff a lot and know they are in a better moment right now. “In all the... 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
Wales are back competing in the strongest squash league anywhere in the World - and there was a major Welsh flavour to their opening match victory. Welsh Wizards defeated London club Coolhurst and their three winners were Cardiff trio Emyr Evans, Elliott Morris-devred and World number 12 Tesni Evans. Welsh champion Peter... Read More
World class Marwan ElShorbagy leads Welsh Wizards into their first Premier Squash League season. The Egyptian ace, who has been coached by six-times British Open champion Jonah Barrington, is number for Wizards against London-club Coolhurst in Cardiff on Tuesday. Wizards’ opening fixture of the PSL season at the Sport Wales National Centre... Read More
Josh Murphy is aiming for ‘special’ start to his Premier League dream. The Bluebirds winger was in magnificent form for Cardiff City during their clash with Real Betis and he says: “I’m raring to go against Bournemouth - and I can’t wait to face my twin (Jacob) when we play Newcastle... Read More