Brennan Johnson insists Wales can shock England and keep their World Cup dream alive. Wales’ hopes of making the knockout stages were left hanging by a thread after losing 2-0 to Iran. England’s goalless draw with the United States on Friday night means that Wales still have a path to the round of 16, but qualification is out of their own hands unless they beat Gareth Southgate’s side by a four-goal margin.
It must have felt a long way from Tylorstown as Robert Page starred out towards the world's media and tried to explain how the heady optimism of just 16 ago had evaporated under a hot Arabian sun. Little more than two weeks ago, the Wales manager was in his home village, announcing the squad he would take to take to a World Cup finals, the first Wales manager to do so for 64 years. Now, that adventure already seems to drawing to a close after just two games following a 2-0 to Iran which was unexpected, but felt feasible from the moment Kieffer Moore missed an early opportunity.
Russell Martin Insists His Side Are Still Learning . . . And Tough Tests Like Birmingham Will Only Make Them Stronger
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Russell Martin Hails 'Warrior' Ben Cabango . . . After His Injury Time Winner Sends Swansea Into The Play-Off Spots
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A Mark Harris 'Screamer' Sets Up A Crucial Cardiff City Win . . . And Sends A Timely Reminder To Rob Page Ahead Of The World Cup
By Gareth James Mark Hudson has revealed he told match-winning Cardiff City striker Mark Harris to make sure he was ready to answer his club’s call. Caretaker boss Hudson left Harris on the bench for Tuesday’s clash at home to Blackburn Rovers – but with instructions to make a big impact when... Read More
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