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Watch: The stirring anthem as the Red Wall carried Wales to a home World Cup play-off

16 Nov 2021 1 minute Read

This is the incredible anthem as Wales secured a home World Cup play-off semi-final, taking them the closest they’ve been to the competition in 60 years.

After a Kevin De Bruyne goal put Belgium, the world’s number one side ahead, Kieffer Moore first-half equaliser earned Wales a precious draw.

Neco Williams came close to a late winner for the home side but it was saved by Koen Casteels.

However the draw as enough for Wales to secure a home game in March’s play-off semi-finals, leaving Welsh fans celebrating long into the night.

The home draw means that Wales avoid Italy, Portugal, Scotland, Russia and Sweden.

They will instead face one of Austria, North Macedonia, Turkey, Poland, Ukraine or the Czech Republic. The draw will be made on Friday, 26 November.

 

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Y Cymro
Y Cymro
10 days ago

Watched the match a was so proud how the crowd sang Hen Wlad Fy Nhadau and Yma O Hyd with gusto.. If only they had the same belief in Wales politically. If we shout, we get heard & noticed. If we stay silent, nobody hears or cares.

Anyway, Wales matched Belgium man for man and were unlucky not to win. We proved all the doubters wrong. Page and the Wales team deserve a standing ovation.. ⚽👋🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿

Grayham Jones
10 days ago

We in wales have got to stop being little Englanders and and be proud to be welsh start fighting for your children and grandchildren future in wales 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 it’s time for a new wales 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿

Stuart Cane
Stuart Cane
10 days ago
Reply to  Grayham Jones

Do you paste that into your Christmas cards too?

Dai Rob
Dai Rob
10 days ago
Reply to  Stuart Cane

😀

Paul Reynolds
Paul Reynolds
9 days ago
Reply to  Stuart Cane

And this is Nation’s most prolific poster as well….what a reflection on the cause.

Leigh Richards
Leigh Richards
10 days ago

Spine tingling – not to mention another great night for Welsh football. But alas it’s still the case that for too many people in Wales their belief in our nation doesnt go any further than belting out ‘land of my fathers’ at a sporting event. It’s not enough just to be an independent nation on the sports field – we need to be an independent nation politically too!

Glen
Glen
10 days ago
Reply to  Leigh Richards

That may be true of rugby fans, but football fans are a different breed.

Dai Rob
Dai Rob
10 days ago
Reply to  Glen

They are too busy fighting on the train!!

Edward Davies
Edward Davies
9 days ago
Reply to  Glen

yes you are a different breed but rugby is a breed ten times higher.

Stuart Cane
Stuart Cane
10 days ago

Absolutely awesome – sounds a lot better without the player close-ups that we got on S4C! (A tad harsh I know – wouldn’t be fair to judge my choir on our football skills!)

Eifion
Eifion
10 days ago

I thought they’d sung the anthem at soccer games for a while now?
Why are you making such a big deal of it on this site now ?
Or is it that not many supporters sang it before?
I’m confused….

Jack
Jack
9 days ago
Reply to  Eifion

100% this. Apparently Welsh people singing the Welsh national anthem is newsworthy now? They posted almost the exact same article after the Belarus game as well.

It’s an incredible anthem, but it’s not news.

Rhosddu
Rhosddu
8 days ago
Reply to  Jack

You see, Jack, this is a news website for Wales, and although a football crowd singing the national anthem isn’t the most important thing happening here right now, it’s relevant insofar as its an item about Wales posted for the benefit of Welsh people. And its also a good moral-booster that only seems to have upset anyone with an anti-Wales mindset.

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