On November 21, 2022, the eyes of a nation will be fixated on the Ahmed bin Ali Stadium in Qatar as Wales begin their first World Cup tenure since 1958.
Following an impressive 1-0 qualification victory over the Ukrainian international squad in June, The Dragons ended a 64-year absence from the world’s most prestigious football event and booked their ticket to Qatar.
This time around, Gareth Bale sparked interest in football live scores. Considering that his goal
in the 34th minute sent his country to the World Cup for the first time since 1958 (and only the
second time ever), he deserves credit.
Should the Welshmen finish in first or second place in their group, they’ll go on to the Round of 16 against the runner-up or the winner of Group A (Qatar, the Netherlands, Senegal, or Ecuador).
Wales’ World Cup 2022 schedule:
- Wales vs. USA – Monday, November 21, 2022 (Ahmed bin Ali Stadium)
- Wales vs. Iran – Friday, November 25, 2022 (Ahmed bin Ali Stadium)
- Wales vs. England – Tuesday, November 29, 2022 (Ahmed bin Ali Stadium)
Round of 16
If Wales successfully earns a qualification position (1st or 2nd) from the group stage, they will meet one of four teams from Group A – Qatar, the Netherlands, Senegal, or Ecuador.
- If Wales finishes in 2nd place in Group B – Wales vs. the winner of Group A on Saturday, December 3, 2022.
- If Wales wins Group B – Wales vs. the runner-up of Group A on Sunday, December 4, 2022.
Quarters, semis, third-place playoff, and finals
If Wales manages to excel in Qatar and continue winning beyond the Round of 16, it’s unknown who they could face. However, the dates have been confirmed:
- Quarter finals – Friday, December 9, and Saturday, December 10.
- Semi-finals – Tuesday, December 13, and Wednesday, December 14.
- Third-place play-off – Saturday, December 17.
- Final – Sunday, December 18.
Wales 2022 World Cup Squad
While the official squad heading to Qatar is yet to be announced, we can make a few assumptions on who manager Rob Page is likely to call upon in his final team selection.
Outside of bans or injuries, it’s guaranteed that Los Angeles FC superstar Gareth Bale will make the squad and also appear in Wales’ starting XI for all of their scheduled games. The domestic performances from Bale have unquestionably lacked flare in recent years, but he’s notably playing some of the best international football of his career.
Former Arsenal and current Juventus midfielder Aaron Ramsey is another guarantee we can make who will be on the plane to Qatar. Joe Allen, Chris Gunter, and Ben Davies are also regulars for this Welsh squad and are likely to make the cut without a doubt. And, of course, the next generation of Welsh talent in Joe Rodon, Harry Wilson, and Daniel James has impressed on all fronts and should also be awarded a position on the team.
Wales 2022 World Cup Odds
- Wales to qualify from Group B @ 11/10
- Wales to win the World Cup @ 100/1
- Wales to reach the quarter-final @ 4/1
- Wales to reach the semi-final @ 14/1
- Wales to reach the final @ 50/1
England is the UK betting site’s most favourable team to win Group B, despite their underperformance in recent meetings. After reaching the World Cup semi-finals in 2018 and the Euro final last year, the Three Lions are in a rightful betting position. The playing field for the other three teams in Group B is relatively even from a betting perspective.
Wales 2022 World Cup Prediction
Welsh supporters looking for an ideal betting proposition can bravely back them to win the World Cup, priced massively at 100/1. However, 11/10 odds on The Dragons reaching the Round of 16 is a realistic wager with a probable chance of success.
In 1958, Wales reached the quarter-finals of the World Cup, and at 4/1 odds, a repeat of this historical moment in Qatar 2022 isn’t off the table. In the most likely of scenarios, Wales would finish in 2nd place in Group B and face the winner of Group A, the Netherlands. Following a 1-0 win over Ukraine and holding an ultra-talented team like Belgium to a 1-1 draw during the UEFA Nations League competition, Wales is an underdog you cannot overlook during this year’s FIFA World Cup.