Wales’ 2022 World Cup announcement is fast approaching, and summer internationals have hinted at who will be involved
With few days to go until Wales’ squad for the 2022 World Cup is announced, Rob Page is one step closer to reaching Final 26 with his pick to win the June and Nations League matches.
Gareth Bale and Aaron Ramsey are in the fold and remain significant figures for their country, which has played a massive role in helping Wales reach their first World Cup since 1958.
There are also guys like Brennan Johnson, Nico Williams, and Nathan Broadhead.
Wales World Cup 2022 squad: June international squad
- GK: Wayne Hennessey (Burnley)
- GK: Danny Ward (Leicester City)
- GK: Adam Davies (Sheffield United)
- DF: Ben Davies (Tottenham)
- DF: Joe Rodon (Tottenham)
- DF: Chris Mepham (Bournemouth)
- DF: Chris Gunter (Unattached)
- DF: Rhys Norrington-Davies (Sheffield United)
- DF: Connor Roberts (Burnley)
- DF: Neco Williams (Liverpool)
- MF: Joe Allen (Stoke City)
- MF: Joe Morrell (Portsmouth)
- MF: Ethan Amapdu (Chelsea)
- MF: Matthew Smith (MK Dons)
- MF: Aaron Ramsey (Juventus)
- MF: Dylan Levitt (Manchester United)
- MF: Rabbi Matondo (Schalke 04)
- MF: Sorba Thomas (Huddersfield)
- MF: Rubin Colwill (Cardiff City)
- MF: Harry Wilson (Fulham)
- MF: Jonny Williams (Swindon Town)
- FW: Gareth Bale (Real Madrid)
- FW: Daniel James (Leeds United)
- FW: Mark Harris (Cardiff City)
- FW: Nathan Broadhead (Everton)
- FW: Kieffer Moore (Bournemouth)
- FW: Brennan Johnson (Nottingham Forest)
How many players did Wales allow to take to the 2022 World Cup?
National coaches were allowed to bring 26 players to last summer’s European Championship for the first time in a major tournament as an exceptional measure due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The return of 26 players from the teams participating in the World Cup finals in Qatar has now been announced, an expansion from the usual 23-player squad.
When will the final squad for the World Cup 2022 be announced?
The 2022 World Cup will be held from November 21 to December 18, 2022.
While the next World Cup kick-off is a break from the traditional football calendar, World Cup squads are usually announced about six weeks before the tournament begins.
This may change with the club football being played closer to the tournament’s start date.
Who will participate in Wales’ final squad for the 2022 World Cup?
Barring injuries or bans and assuming the qualification, there are a few players we would expect to have died in Rob Page’s final squad for the 2022 World Cup.
Gareth Bale is the team’s mascot, which hasn’t changed despite some tough times at the club level perhaps a move to LAFC will revive his domestic fortunes.
Aaron Ramsey is also struggling to get match time, but the Juventus midfielder (opens in a new tab) is another player who will be on board for Qatar should Wales arrive. Ben Davies, Chris Gunther, and Joe Allen are national team supporters, while Daniel James, Joe Rodon, and Harry Wilson belong to the next generation.
Ryan Giggs resigns as Wales coach
Ryan Giggs will reportedly step down as the Wales coach in the next few days and will be replaced by interim coach Robert Page, who will captain the national team to the World Cup in Qatar, the first World Cup final since Sweden in 1958.
Ryan Giggs has been in charge of the national team since January 2018, and has been sidelined since November 2020 after British courts launched an investigation into allegations of mistreatment of two women. The former Manchester United player pleaded not guilty.
The trial, scheduled for August, is expected to raise eyebrows. But, according to the Daily Mail, Giggs has decided to step down and allow Robert Page, who has been an acting coach since his indictment, to focus on leading Wales into the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.
Giggs led Wales to Euro 2020, but with the tournament in 2021, Big himself was off the bench due to the accusations, so Giggs’ absence from the judiciary has not been decisive in the recent past.