Gareth Bale headlines Wales squad for 2022 World Cup


Los Angeles FC striker Gareth Bale captains Wales’ 26-man World Cup 2022 squad, while Aaron Ramsey and Joe Allen have also been called up.

Los Angeles FC come in Gareth Bale will captain the 26-man wales template for 2022 World Cup.

The former Tottenham Hotspur and Real Madrid man admittedly hasn’t been 100% recently, although he did score a key goal for his side in their recent MLS Cup final win against the Philadelphia Union.

However, Bale’s place in the Dragons’ World Cup squad was never in doubt, and the 33-year-old will, as expected, wear the captain’s armband for Wales’ first World Cup them in 64 years.

There are no monumental crashes Rob Page‘s, with Bale joining other high-profile picks like now Aaron Ramseydespite the Nice man’s fitness problems this season.

Midfielder for Swansea City Joe Allen He has also earned a call-up, with Page in no doubt about his selection despite the serious hamstring injury he suffered earlier in the autumn.

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“It’s one of those 2016 when they had the success and when he was playing really, really well, Wales were winning games. Again he’s earned the right to be there,” Page told the BBC of wales

“It’s not ideal if I’m honest but we’re giving him every opportunity to get him fit to get into the starting eleven for the first game. I spoke to him two days ago and he’s in a positive mood and looking forward to it

“There are a couple of other players in a similar boat, but Joe has been very important to me overall the last couple of years – how I want to play and how he sits in front of the back four.”

A strong Premier League contingent has been named in Page’s squad, with up to nine players currently plying their trade in England’s top flight, earning a place on the plane to Qatar.

Dan James, Harry Wilson, Brennan Johnson i Kieffer Moore will be among those fighting for opportunities in Wales’ attack alongside Bale, while goalkeepers Wayne Hennessey i Danny Ward have been called to the side Adam Davies.

Leeds United's Tyler Roberts pictured on December 18, 2021© Reuters

However, there is no room in the squad for Leeds United Tyler Roberts or the Rangers Thank you Rabbiwith the recent injury to the number one counting against him, and Page has admitted to some “awkward” conversations with those who didn’t make the cut.

“He’s had a little injury, he’s been pushing hard to come back and it was hard to tell him he didn’t make the 26-man squad,” Page added.

“The worst thing about this job is disappointing those who aren’t at 26. I haven’t called the others to tell them they are, I’d rather they see it when you do too.

“It’ll be good for them to see that, but there’s always going to be somebody on the other side who’s going to be disappointed. I’ve had a couple of awkward conversations, some by injury, some by choice.”

Wales will face England, Iran and USA in Group B and begin their first World Cup finals campaign since 1958 against the latter on November 21.

WALES WORLD CUP SCHOOL 2022 COMPLETE

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Goalkeepers: Wayne Hennessey (Nottingham Forest), Danny Ward (Leicester City), Adam Davies (Stoke City)

Defenders: Nico Williams (Nottingham Forest), Ben Davies (Tottenham Hotspur), Ben Branch (City of Swansea), Joe Rodon (Rennes, on loan from Tottenham Hotspur), Chris Mepham (Bournemouth), Ethan Ampadu (Spezia, on loan from Chelsea), Chris Gunter (AFC Wimbledon), Connor Roberts (Burnley), Tom Lockyer (City of Luton)

Midfielders: Aaron Ramsey (Nice), Joe Allen (Swansea City), Harry Wilson (Fulham), Joe Morrell (Portsmouth), Dylan Levitt (Dundee United), Rubin Colwill (City of Cardiff), Jonny Williams (town of Swindon), Matthew Smith (Milton Keynes Dons), Quea Thomas (Huddersfield Town)

Fronts: Gareth Bale (Los Angeles FC), Dan James (Fulham, on loan from Leeds United), Kieffer Moore (Bournemouth), Mark Harris (Cardiff City), Brennan Johnson (Nottingham Forest)

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