Wales’ final two World Cup qualifiers, against Belarus and Belgium, will be like “two cup finals” at home in November, according to manager Robert Page. Wales is in third place in Group E, a goal difference behind second-placed Czech Republic but with a game in hand.
Because of their Nations League success, Page’s men are very certain to make the play-offs, but finishing second in their World Cup qualifying group could earn them a more favorable draw.
“They’re knockout games,” said Page. “Two cup finals left – and that’s how we’re going to treat it.
“We want all of our best players available and every player will be, because they’re two big games and they’ll all want to be involved in that. We’ll have the crowd behind us and we can’t wait.
“It’s two cup finals, at home with a full house – bring it on.”
Wales are looking at the play-offs as their most feasible route to a first World Cup finals since 1958, with Belgium five points clear at the top and almost certain to capture the single automatic qualification position as group winners.
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Source: BBC Sport