Estonia is set to play in a World Cup qualifying match against Lithuania on June 10. The Baltic state has never qualified for the World Cup before, but it’s been making strides in recent years and will be looking to continue that momentum.
The wales world cup qualifiers 2022 fixtures is a football match that will take place on the 30th of October. It is the first qualifying round for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.
Wales is attempting to qualify for their first World Cup since 1958.
Wales beat Estonia in an uninspiring victory in Tallinn to keep their chances of finishing second in their World Cup qualification group alive.
Kieffer Moore scored from a yard out to put his attack-minded but defensively weak team up 1-0 at halftime.
They grew more fragmented in the second half, and were lucky to save their advantage when Erik Sorga and Mattias Kait of Estonia both wasted excellent opportunities.
The hosts, who are rated 111th in the world, pushed hard for a goal that would have given them a second draw in a month against Wales, but Robert Page’s side held on for a vital win.
The Czech Republic’s 2-0 victory in Belarus maintains them in second place in Group E, one goal ahead of Wales despite having played one more game.
With Belgium virtually likely to clinch the sole automatic qualifying place as group winners, Wales sees the play-offs as their best chance of reaching a World Cup finals for the first time since 1958.
Because of their performance in the Nations League, they are virtually assured a spot in the play-offs, although placing second in this qualifying group may give them a better draw in the knockout round.
Wales’ normal qualifying campaign concludes next month with home matches against Belarus and Belgium, while the Czech Republic hosts Estonia in their last encounter.
Wales has a strong offense but a weak defense.
If Wales and the Czech Republic finish with the same number of points, goal difference will determine second place.
With that in mind, Wales manager Gareth Southgate stated his team will go all-out assault in Estonia to prevent a recurrence of last month’s disappointing goalless draw in Cardiff.
In Tallinn, Page backed up his assertion by fielding an aggressive lineup, recalling playmaker Harry Wilson and giving a debut start to Huddersfield winger Sorba Thomas, who was just nine months ago playing non-league football.
Estonia seemed to have similar ambitions, as Taijo Teniste scored the game’s opening goal after just 40 seconds, one of a number of opportunities created by a sometimes inconsistent Welsh performance in the first half.
Despite their defensive nerves, the visitors remained the dominating force, with Wilson nearly missing a free-kick and Connor Roberts having a beautiful curling attempt well saved by Karl Hein.
Joe Rodon and Aaron Ramsey’s headers from the ensuing 12th-minute corner sparked a bustle that resulted in the ball falling to Moore, who poked it over the line from a yard away.
As Wales continued to press forward, Moore’s backheel attempt was saved by Hein, but Page’s team, like the Czech Republic on Friday, played themselves into difficulty.
Wilson unintentionally passed the ball straight to Sergei Zenjov inside his own penalty area, who beat Danny Ward with his finish, but the covering Rodon was on there to clear off the line.
Wales, despite its bloodshed, manages to hang on.
As Wales’ performance deteriorated, the game became less about increasing goal differential and more about retaining win.
In the second half, Estonia continued to threaten, with an unmarked Sorga headed just over from a Markus Poom free-kick before Kait could only fire straight at Ward from a good position.
Wales declined as an offensive power, while still having a weak defense.
When Marten Kuusk’s flailing arm caused Moore a bloodied nose inside the Estonia box, they could have had a penalty, but referee Sandro Scharer, although booking Kuusk, did not give Wales a spot-kick after ruling Moore committed the initial offence.
Estonia was gaining confidence, and in the 77th minute, replacement Vlasiy Sinyavskiy came close to tying the game with an arcing shot that Ward palmed away.
Substitute Mark Harris had a shot stopped by Hein after a rare Welsh counter-attack, but Page’s side spent the final minutes on the back foot.
Despite the displeasure of another poor performance against Estonia, they were able to resist Estonia’s late assaults, and this was still a crucial victory for Wales as they prepare for their last two group matches in Cardiff next month.
- 76’minutesTenisteSubstituted forOjamaa
- 2Kuusk It was scheduled for 59 minutes.
- 3Pikk The time slot has been set for 24 minutes. 57’minutes Substituted for Sinyavskiyat
- 4Käit 31 minutes has been set aside for you. 82’minutes Substituted for Kallasteat
- 10Zenjov Vastsukat was replaced. 82’minutes
- At 81’minutes, 9Sorga was substituted by Kirss.
- At 83’minutes, 14Roberts was substituted for Gunter.
- At 80’minutes, Ramsey was substituted for Morrell.
- 7AllenReserved for 73 minutes
- 8Wilson It was scheduled for 34 minutes. At 83’minutes, he was replaced by Johnson.
- 17 ThomasScheduled for 54 minutes
- 13MooreScheduled for 64 minutes At 71’minutes, he was replaced by M Harris.
- Williams, 3N
- Harris, 18M
Estonia 0 Wales 1 is the final score.
Estonia 0 Wales 1 at the conclusion of the second half.
The attempt was unsuccessful. Brennan Johnson’s (Wales) right-footed shot is high and wide to the right from a tough angle. Daniel James was a big help.
In the defensive half, Sorba Thomas (Wales) earns a free kick.
Henrik Ojamaa was called for a foul (Estonia).
Daniel James commits a foul (Wales).
On the right flank, Vlasiy Sinyavskiy (Estonia) earns a free kick.
In the defensive half, Brennan Johnson (Wales) earns a free kick.
Vlasiy Sinyavskiy was called for a foul (Estonia).
Wales, you’ve been replaced. Connor Roberts is replaced by Chris Gunter.
Wales, you’ve been replaced. Harry Wilson is replaced by Brennan Johnson.
Estonian substitution. Sergei Zenjov is replaced by Bogdan Vastsuk.
Estonian substitution. Mattias Käit is replaced by Ken Kallaste.
Estonian substitution. Erik Sorga is replaced by Robert Kirss.
Wales, you’ve been replaced. Aaron Ramsey is replaced by Joe Morrell.
The attempt has been saved. Right-footed effort by Mark Harris (Wales) from the middle of the box is saved in the center of the goal.
Estonian corner Danny Ward made the concession.
The attempt has been saved. Right footed shot by Vlasiy Sinyavskiy (Estonia) from the left side of the box is saved in the upper right corner. Markus Poom was a big help.
Wales’ Daniel James is awarded a free kick on the right wing.
Mattias Käit was called for a foul (Estonia).
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