2022 World Cup: Wales' Squad and Team Profile

2022 World Cup: Wales' Squad and Team Profile
The World Cup 2022 in Qatar is upon us. Everything you need to know about champions from the Welsh team, who have been drawn into Group B of the 2022 World Cup with Iran, England and the USA.
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18 November, 2022
Wales' forward Gareth Bale (2nd L) looks on during a training session at the Al Saad SC in Doha on November 18, 2022, ahead of the Qatar 2022 World Cup football tournament. (Photo by Nicolas TUCAT / GETTY IMAGES)


  • Best World Cup performance: Quarter-finals in 1958
  • Other notable performances: European Championship semi-finalists in 2016
  • FIFA ranking: 19th
  • Main clubs: Cardiff City, Swansea City
  • How they qualified: Beat Ukraine 1-0 in the playoff final
  • Coach: Rob Page, 48, was promoted to the role of national team boss due to Ryan Giggs' suspension and then resignation over allegations of domestic abuse. Page, 48, had a far more humble playing career than his predecessor as a defender in the lower leagues of English football. But he has proved an inspired leader at the international level, leading Wales out of their group at Euro 2020 and to a first World Cup in 64 years. His achievements have been rewarded with a new contract running through to the next World Cup in 2026.
  • Key player: Gareth Bale has the crowning glory he craved on an impressive CV for club and country by finally making it to the World Cup. Now playing his club football in MLS with LAFC, Bale remains the talisman for his nation. The five-time Champions League winner followed up by scoring twice in a 2-1 win over Austria in the playoff semi-finals, with the only goal against Ukraine to send Wales to Qatar. At 33, there are rumours the former Real Madrid forward may even bow out from international football after the tournament.


Group Fixtures & Matches

  1. November 21: Wales v USA
  2. November 25: Wales v Iran
  3. November 29: Wales v England


Wales' World Cup 2022 Squad


Goalkeepers: Wayne Hennessey (Nottingham Forest/ENG), Danny Ward (Leicester City/ENG), Tom King (Salford City/ENG)

Defenders: Ethan Ampadu (Spezia/ITA), Chris Mepham (Bournemouth/ENG), Ben Davies (Tottenham/ENG), Chris Gunter (Wimbledon/ENG), Connor Roberts (Burnley/ENG), Joe Rodon (Rennes/FRA), Neco Williams (Nottingham Forest/ENG), Rhys Norrington-Davies (Sheffield United/ENG)

Midfielders: Joe Allen (Swansea City), Aaron Ramsey (Nice/FRA), Harry Wilson (Fulham/ENG), Jonny Williams (Swindon Town/ENG), Joe Morrell (Portsmouth/ENG), Dylan Levitt (Dundee United/SCO), Ruben Colwill (Swansea City), Sorba Thomas (Huddersfield Town/ENG)

Forwards: Gareth Bale (LAFC/USA), Daniel James (Fulham/ENG), Kieffer Moore (Bournemouth/ENG), Tyler Roberts (QPR/ENG), Brennan Johnson (Nottingham Forest/ENG), Mark Harris (Cardiff City), Nathan Broadhead (Wigan Athletic/ENG)