Wales set up Poland showdown after James seals emphatic win over Finland

On a night when Wales knew they needed the fresh blood to fire, how they delivered. A comprehensive victory over Finland means Wales have now won each of their last three playoffs in Cardiff and if they beat Poland here in the final on Tuesday they will secure a place at the Euro 2024 finals in Germany this summer. None of the goalscorers featured at Euro 2016 but all played a significant part in ensuring their hopes of reaching a fourth major tournament in five remain very much alive.

The pick of the goals was an unstoppable free-kick from Neco Williams but it was Daniel James, on his 50th appearance, who capped the ­scoring, rounding the Finland goalkeeper Lukas Hradecky after a calamitous error by a dawdling Miro Tenho, the Finland centre-back. David Brooks gave Wales the ideal leg-up before Williams doubled Wales’s advantage but Teemu Pukki struck before half-time for Finland.

Continue reading…

You may also like...

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *