Gareth Bale is the star of manager Rob Page’s 26-man squad to guide Wales to their first World Cup in 64 years.
The former Tottenham Hotspur and Real Madrid forward will play his last game for the Dragons before retiring, with support from Euro 2016 heroes Aaron Ramsey and Ben Davies.
Wales have qualified for the 2022 World Cup, ending a 64-year wait to return to international football’s biggest stage.
Rob Page will arrive in Qatar to lead Wales in the country’s most successful return to football in eight years. Under Chris Coleman, Wales reached the semi-finals of Euro 2016 before reaching the last 16 of Euro 2020 under Page’s interim leadership.
However, a return to the World Cup is another prospect for Page and his team as they aim to emulate John Charles and his colleagues in 1958.
Page adopted the club spirit while in charge of Wales, with the former defender named as Ryan Giggs’ permanent replacement in June.
So his final 26-man squad for Qatar 2022 has some major surprises, including some stars from the past decade. Gareth Bale is of course the main character and Paige said she is not worried about the MLS star’s predicament.
Famous stars include Wayne Hennessey, Joe Allen, Aaron Ramsey, Dan James, Chris Gunter and Ben Davis. There are also promising young players like Harry Wilson, Ethan Ampadu and Brennan Johnson.