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Gareth Bale eager to help Wales qualify for the FIFA World Cup

By BetBarter Staff

June 5, 2022

Wales football team is on the verge of creating history as they will meet Ukraine in the FIFA World Cup qualifier on June 5. If Wales wins the game, they will qualify for the showpiece for the first time since 1958. If this happens, the team will break the record of the longest a team has had while playing two World Cups, which will be 64.

Currently, the record is held jointly by Egypt and Norway, who played two World Cups in the gap of 56 years. Meanwhile, ahead of the game, Wales star player Gareth Bale has said that the encounter with Ukraine is a ‘Big Game. Bale added that as the team has played only one World Event, they will be desperate to win the upcoming game against Ukraine. For the unversed, if Wales wins, they will join England, Iran, and the United States of America in Group B of the World Cup.

“It’s a big game. It’s difficult to put it into whether it’s ‘the’ big game. Obviously, we played in a semi-final of a European Championship. It’s a massive game. I think there’s no hiding it. We’ve only played in one World Cup,” Bale was quoted as saying to the reporters on Saturday, June 4.

“So this is a stepping stone that all of us want to take to play on the biggest level. And yeah, we have a massive game tomorrow that we’re desperate to win and to achieve our goal,” he stated.

The game will be played in Cardiff, the home of Wales. However, it is expected that Ukraine will get immense support due to the attacks on their nation by Russia. On that matter, Bale said that sports unite everybody and the team wants to get to the World Cup.

“It is a sport that unites everybody. We understand what it will do for Ukraine, but we want to get to the World Cup. That is not coming from a horrible place. It is coming from our country and hearts as we want to deliver for our own fans,” Bale added.