Rob Web page will turn into the primary supervisor to steer Wales at two main tournaments when he oversees their first World Cup look for 64-years in Qatar.
Web page grew to become interim supervisor in November 2020, main Wales to a last-16 place on the delayed Euro 2020 match, earlier than succeeding Ryan Giggs on a everlasting foundation after World Cup qualification was secured in June.
Two of Web page’s 26-man squad, Fulham duo Harry Wilson and Dan James, are adamant Wales won’t be in Doha merely to “make up the numbers”. Wales have been drawn in Group B alongside England, USA and Iran.
Talking completely to Sky Sports activitieskind Manchester United winger James stated: “We absolutely should be there. We certified. We go into each sport believing that we will get the perfect outcome out of it. No strain for us. We have got to exit and luxuriate in it.
“It being in November could be very unusual. However for us, it is regular as a result of it is our first time going. It’ll be completely good. We clearly missed out on the Euros by way of followers going to video games due to the best way it was with Covid.
“We had been in locations that followers could not come and now they’re capable of and I am certain the followers are trying ahead to it simply as a lot as we’re.”
Wilson, nonetheless solely 25, is embarking on his third main match as a part of a Wales squad. He added: “It is come round fast. Clearly with the final league sport solely eight days earlier than the primary group sport, it’s completely different to what has been prior to now, however, yeah, we’re trying ahead to it.
“To get there was one factor, however we’ll be going [to Qatar] ensuring we give it our greatest go. We’re not simply there to make up the numbers.
“It exhibits what an awesome achievement it’s for this group of gamers. What now we have achieved. To have the ability to be a part of a squad that has received to a World Cup – back-to-back Euros and a World Cup – it is a particular feeling.”
James: Strategy to England sport no completely different
James stepped off the bench to switch compatriot Wilson in Fulham’s ultimate Premier League encounter earlier than the match – scoring within the 2-1 loss to Man Utd – and says dealing with England can be no completely different to another group sport.
“From the skin, it is a large sport,” he stated. “Two residence nations taking part in in opposition to one another. It occurred on the Euros in 2016 as nicely – I do not suppose I am trying ahead to that sport greater than another.
“I am trying ahead to each one. If you concentrate on that sport an excessive amount of you do not put your self proper within the first two.”
Talking concerning the affect of Wales captain Gareth Bale, he added: “He is performed it in all places he is gone. He is the right man for the job. You give him an opportunity and he’ll rating. I am simply glad he is match going into the World Cup.”
Wales’ solely earlier World Cup finals look was in Sweden in 1958, the place they misplaced to Brazil within the quarter-finals.
Wales’ first sport in Qatar will happen on Monday November 21 in opposition to USA at 7pm UK time on the second day of the match on the Ahmed bin Ali Stadium in Al Rayyan.
The identical venue will host Wales’ second group sport in opposition to Iran on Friday November 25 at 10am in addition to the ultimate group match in opposition to England on Tuesday November 29 at 7pm.
The knockout stage begins on Saturday December 3.
What’s Wales’ potential path to the ultimate?*
If Wales win Group B….
Sunday December 4 – Final 16: wales vs Ecuador (Al Bayt Stadium, Al Khor; kick-off 7pm)
Saturday December 10 – Quarter-final: wales vs France (Al Bayt Stadium, Al Khor; kick-off 7pm)
Wednesday December 14 – Semi-final: wales vs Belgium (Al Bayt Stadium, Al Khor; kick-off 7pm)
Sunday December 18 – Closing: wales vs Netherlands (Lusail Iconic Stadium, Lusail; kick-off 3pm)
If Wales end second in Group B…
Saturday December 3 – Final 16: Netherlands vs wales (Khalifa Worldwide Stadium, Al Rayyan; kick-off 3pm)
Friday December 9 – Quarter-final: wales vs Argentina (Lusail Iconic Stadium, Lusail; 7pm)
Tuesday December 13 – Semi-final: wales vs Brazil (Lusail Iconic Stadium, Lusail; kick-off 7pm)
Sunday December 18 – Closing: wales vs France (Lusail Iconic Stadium, Lusail; kick-off 3pm)
*Based mostly on highest FIFA world rating ending prime of respective teams and successful knock-out video games