Wales face the USA in the World Cup qualifier at Huddersfield

Wales face the USA in the World Cup qualifier at Huddersfield

Bale salvages draw for Wales against U.S. in World Cup qualifier

Wales captain Sam Warburton is looking to salvage his side’s World Cup qualifier with the USA from a loss to help his side qualify for next month’s competition.


16 July 2014

A victory at Huddersfield would see Wales reach a World Cup knockout stage, with an opportunity to reach the quarter-final for the first time since 1986.

However, the challenge in the game at Abertillery is to salvage a two-goal lead rather than concede another goal, and the pressure will be on for a Welsh side who are in the form of their lives.

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“We have come off a tough game in the last weekend in the friendly versus Germany, and it’s difficult to bounce back from that,” added Warburton.

“We are not in as good a form as we were against Denmark, and we need to go out and show why we are the best nation in the world.

“There’s a lot to play for and these next two games are very important. We need a win, and a loss could put Wales in the same position as Germany, so we have to win them.

“With the likes of Harry Kane, Aaron Ramsey and James McCarthy, we have a very strong midfield, and if we can do it, we have a chance of getting out of this group.

“It has been very competitive in the last few weeks, and we have had to go through a very tough group and to survive is a result we are not going to regret.”

Wales will head to Northern Ireland on Sunday afternoon for a World Cup qualifying match against the Republic of Ireland – the same nation that beat Wales in May.

However, a victory away from home this weekend would move Wales into a semi-final position on the road to the competition, although a defeat could see them left behind.

“With the qualifiers, Scotland and Wales being our first away to the Republic of

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