40 minutes: Yarmolenko dramatically falls into the box after appearing in front of Allen’s eyes and clinging to his heel. After Zinchenko took a corner kick, VAR looks on for a long time. There is no penalty!
38 minutes: Moore wins several battles with Zabarnyi to further strengthen the crowd. Wales really gives everything in every challenge.
36 minutes: Like I said, Bale is a man for a big event.
Meanwhile, in Kiev …
James won another free kick. Bale equalizes from 25 yards out, he hits the goal from the left and the ball is delivered to his goal by the captain of Ukraine Yarmolenko.
32 minutes: Yaremchuk makes a great pass to Tsgankov’s path for the first time, but Hennessey runs around the corner to avoid the danger at the cost of a shot.
Mykolenko enters the book after placing his hand on James to stop the Welshman’s run. There are some claims about the elbow, but that would be a stupid description.
30 minutes: Yarmolenko pushes the ball inside the box before lifting it diagonally across the six-yard field with the outside of his boot, but only to see Ampadu’s head clean.
Zinchenko hits 25 yards a few seconds later, but Hennessey lags behind. Ukraine is stepping up work here.
28 minutes: Bale has not brought much to the party yet. He hasn’t played much football lately, and he shows it. Although he is a man for a big event.
26 minutes: Bushchan walks around his penalty area. Will he be able to continue?
Zinchenko punches Ampadu in the stomach and it takes a few seconds for him to recover.
24 minutes: Ramsey sends a beautiful cross from the right, but it’s over James’s head, and Moore can’t get there fast enough to get home. Issue for Ukraine.
22 minutes: Bale hits the door first; he collects a knockdown from Moore and then strikes a ridiculously high and wide blow from about 35 yards. I guess he’s just rolling his eyes.
Panic in the Welsh box. The cross reaches Karavaev, but he fails his first attempt, and the second is half-blocked before passing into Hennessy’s arms.
20 minutes: The treatment of the ankle continues and a lot of spray is applied to the ankle. He stands up and seems happy to continue, which will delight the people of Wales.
18 minutes: Wales makes a deep cross into the box; Bushchan comes to receive the ball, but instead punches the ball from behind. Fortunately, the referee is rude to the goalkeeper. Wales will therefore try to make more crosses in the box.
16 minutes: Wales enjoy having a healthy ball, but Ukraine keeps them out.
14 minutes: Ukrainian fans make noise inside the stadium. They will not be drowned by native fans.
12 minutes: Yaremchuk defeats an offside trap to break through the Welsh defense; he walks alone with Hennessey and tries to get past the goalkeeper who lands in a good place to stop the shot and clear the defense.
“Martin Tyler told ITV that the Welsh Football Federation has decided not to incur additional costs, so there is no target line technology,” he said. David Wall. “How is it allowed that something that affects the application of the rules is left to the discretion of the home federation?” It’s not like watering the pitch or allowing it to grow a little longer, it can just affect how well the teams perform certain styles of play (and that can be fair to the home team’s choice). If the home federation can’t afford it, then FIFA has to pay, it’s not like they don’t have enough money. “
Hmm … you think you don’t want to take risks. Strange decision of the Welsh FA.
10 minutes: Ukraine has a few turns in a row, but Hennessey and the defense are dealing with the situation.
8 minutes: Williams collects Bale’s cross, cuts in and tries to hit from a distance. The ball bounces wide, but it’s a good sign of Wales’ intentions.
On the other hand down … Tsygankov hits a wide-ranging low-key driver, but Hennessey catches him in the back just in case.
Stuart Rarity says: “Whenever I watch a game and I don’t have a special dog in battle, I decide who to support by supporting the side with the most correct numbers on the uniforms, so to speak; that is, from 1 to 11. Tonight means Ukraine, so sorry, Wales, you seem to miss it again.
6 minutes: Davies hits a 30-yard touchdown pass. James punches Bushcha from the left corner, who looks suspicious in the match against Scotland.
4 minutes: Zinchenko quickly takes a free kick and holds the ball with Hennessey and enters the net, but the referee returns it. Malinowski makes a free kick to the goalkeeper.
2 minutes: Ukraine started well, enjoying most of the ball. Their quality is unquestionable, but their endurance will be questioned later in the game, as some of their teams lack playing experience.
Joe Allen enters the book after capturing Stepanenko. James was also warned for groaning by Antonio Miguel Mateu Lahoz.
Peep! Peep! Peep! Here we go!
The roof opens for the Welsh anthem.
Ukrainian players close the anthem wrapped in the flag of their country.
Here are the players …
“There has been a lot of talk about all neutrals taking root in Ukraine.” Says Duncan Edwards. “I’m not Welsh, not only do I want Wales to qualify, but I also want them to beat Scotland in this game to recover from the heartache of the 1978 qualifying campaign. I want Dan James to succeed, too. ”
Only 15 minutes left to start. In Cardiff, the stadium is full and it’s raining. Things are getting worse.
The above flag in the Ukrainian dressing room.
Do it for Bubbins!
“Sitting here in Victoria, BC, I was really divided” admits Bob Zoellner. “It has nothing to do with any of them, but I would like to see Ukraine at the World Cup, and I would also like to see Bale and Ramsey there. I hope for a clean, undisputed match! ”
About the health of David Brooks: “I feel good, I’m returning to normal day by day. Clarifying everything is a very surreal feeling. Thinking that I was still on the treatment schedule six or eight weeks ago shows how quickly he can return.
It’s also fantastic to see David Brooks speak on Sky. He can inspire Wales to victory.
Sky Wales has a great Cliff Jones in discussing the ticket to the 1958 World Cup. A man’s class movement.
Bailey’s last big chance …
Matt Dony emails: “The best-case scenario is that Wales finally qualify for the second World Cup, which is a dream for many of us. But this is the most controversial world championship in history. And everyone will hate us. If that happens, no matter what, the actual World Cup campaign will be amazing. Finally, my heart will explode to see these players on that stage. But it will have a bitter-sweet element. Wales would be heartbroken to lose today. There are two ways to do this. But if I have to choose in any Potentially a team to lose, these would be. Just hope for a decent game, no arguments, no chance. Better team to win. It is impossible to argue with that, in any way. “
Wales: Hennessey, Roberts, Rodon, B Davies, N Williams, Ampadu, Ramsey, Allen, James, Moore, Bale.
Subscribers: Ward, A Davies, Gunter, Mepham, Wilson, Johnson, Morrell, Norrington-Davies, J Williams, Harris, Thomas, Matondo
Ukraine: Bushchan, Karavaev, Zabarnyi, Matvienko, Mykolenko, Malinovskyi, Stepanenko, Zinchenko, Yarmolenko, Yaremchuk, Tsygankov.
Subscribers: Sobol, Bondar, Syrota, Sydorchuk, Dovbyk, Pyatov, Mudryk, Pikhalyonok, Kacharaba, Zubkov, Riznyk
Obviously, we have a piece from Mr. Wales’ Alice James. I wish Elise the best of luck with today’s match and her canceled home relocation.
Wales will be inspired by this Dafydd Ivan.
Ben Fisher has details …
There is a lot to inspire you in this match starting with Ed Vulliamy …
We are here. At the end of this year, the last European place in the World Cup will be determined today in Cardiff.
It hosts Ukraine in one of the most emotional games in Wales history. Visitors come with the support of the world after the Russian occupation. The national flag sent from the front will decorate the locker rooms of Cardiff City Stadium, and is an indication of how football and war are intertwined in this selection campaign. Qatar’s qualification for 2022 will mean a world for Ukraine.
For Wales, this is the last chance for Gareth Bale and Aaron Ramsey to qualify for the World Cup, and they will be desperate to do so in front of their fans. Undoubtedly, the atmosphere in the Welsh capital will be noisy, because the host can not show sentimentality for 90 minutes. There is a lot at risk for Wales, it is certain.
Ukraine is in great shape for this fight, as Scotland did a relatively light job in the semi-finals. They have a few days to recover emotionally and regain their balance after the victory in Glasgow.
Whatever the outcome, it will be an incredible outcome for a nation. Let’s hope this is a match that will take Qatar to 2022.