Wales can guarantee second place in Group E of the European qualifiers ahead of the World Cup 2022 tournamentwith a point against Belgium in their final game. Belgium have already booked their place at the tournament as Group E winners.
Wales can guarantee their place as one of the six seeded teams in the playoffs with at least one point from their final game at home to Belgium. In addition, a point will also seal second spot in their group behind the Roberto Martinez-led Belgium team.
The Welsh team took a big step towards clinching second place in Group E with the big win over Belarus. Wales were boosted by the return of Gareth Bale from injury on the way to a 5-1 home win over Belarus.
Gareth Bale had been out of action for two months due to the hamstring problem sustained in Real Madrid training in September. His last game before the Belarus clash on Saturday night was also a World Cup qualifier, a goalless draw with Estonia at home in September.
Real Madrid star Gareth Bale scored three goals to lead Wales to a 3-2 away win over Belarus when the two countries met in September, but he was unable to score in his 45 minutes on the pitch. Wales manager Robert Paige made the decision to ease Gareth Bale back to full fitness by giving him the first half of the Belarus game. He’s also expected to start the Belgium game.
Aaron Ramsey was the star of the latest game between Wales and Belarus with two goals in addition to strikes from Conor Roberts, Ben Davies and Neco Williams.