Published 21 June 2022 5 min read
England Men's Senior Team

Wales v England - FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 match preview

Written by:

Nicholas Veevers

England finish their World Cup group stage in Qatar against a familiar opponent in the Red Dragons of Wales
Wales v England
FIFA World Cup, Qatar 2022  
Group B Qualifier 
7pm GMT, Tuesday 29 November 2022 
Ahmad Bin Ali Stadium

The Three Lions will finish their 2022 World Cup group stage against familiar opposition in the shape of Robert Page's Wales side.

Gareth Southgate's squad were drawn out alongside Iran, USA and Wales the draw in Doha on 1 April. Find out more about the Wales national team below...

Coach: Robert Page
Qualified from: UEFA European Qualifying play-off
Qualifying top scorer: Gareth Bale (Real Madrid) - five goals
FIFA World Cup best performance: Quarter-finals (1958)
Last encounter: England 3-0 Wales (International Match, October 2020)
While Wales have been regular opponent for England over the course of history, this will be the first ever meeting at this stage of a World Cup as the Red Dragons had only previously reached the Finals back in 1958. On that occasion, it took eventual winners Brazil to knock them out in the quarter-final.

Wales were among the last teams to confirm their place in Qatar, after waiting until June to play their final play-off game with Ukraine to seal their spot after previously beating Austria in March.

It took an own goal from Andriy Yarmolenko, diverted off a free-kick from talisman Gareth Bale to settle the game in Cardiff and prompt joyous celebrations in the Welsh capital as they return to the World Cup Finals for the first time in 64 years.

Our last game with Page's side came in October 2020, when the nations met at Wembley in an international as football re-started following the COVID-19 pandemic. Goals from Danny Ings, Dominic Calvert-Lewin and Conor Coady sealed a 3-0 victory for the Three Lions that night.

England last met Wales in the finals of a major tournament at UEFA EURO 2016, when they met in the group stage of that competition in France. Bale gave Wales a first-half lead, before strikes from Jamie Vardy and Daniel Sturridge after the break turned the game in England's favour.

It was Wales who had the last laugh that year though, as Roy Hodgson's side suffered defeat to Iceland in their first knockout stage while Wales, under the tutelage of Chris Coleman, went on to reach the semi-final where they lost 2-0 to Portugal.
England's Kyle Walker bursts past Wales midfielder Aaron Ramsey when the nations met at EURO 2016
England's Kyle Walker bursts past Wales midfielder Aaron Ramsey when the nations met at EURO 2016
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FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022
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Teams secure their places at the World Cup finals following qualification campaigns within their own regional federation and the structure of the competition sees an initial group stage before moving into the knockout stages. 
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09 Oct 2020 6:09

Highlights: England 3-0 Wales

Relive our last meeting with the Red Dragons, when they were visitors to Wembley in October 2020