James strikes late as Wales sink Czechs | The Guardian Nigeria News


Wales’ midfielder Daniel James celebrates scoring the opening goal during the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 qualification football match between Wales and Czech Republic at Cardiff City Stadium in Cardiff on March 30, 2021. (Photo by Geoff Caddick / AFP)

Wales ended a turbulent period on a high note as Daniel James’ late goal earned a vital 1-0 win against the Czech Republic in Tuesday’s World Cup qualifier.

Manchester United forward James settled a hard-fought clash with a towering header from Gareth Bale’s superb cross nine minutes from full-time at the Cardiff City Stadium.

Both sides finished with 10 men after second half dismissals for Czech striker Patrik Schick and Wales defender Connor Roberts.

After losing 3-1 in Belgium in their opening Group E qualifier last week, Wales are back on track as they chase a place at the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.

It was a much-needed tonic for Welsh football after a difficult spell when off-field issues threatened to damage their…

Source: Guardian Newspaper