Following Spain’s 1-0 victory against Greece, Wales has been assured of at least a spot in the World Cup play-offs. Wales began their qualifying campaign with the knowledge that they had almost assured themselves a place in the play-offs after winning their Nations League group.
Even if Wales finish outside the top two in their qualification group, Spain’s victory in Athens formally secures the deal.
Wales must finish second in order to be seeded for the March play-offs. Teams who qualify for the play-offs through the Nations League are unseeded and will face a seeded nation in their semi-final.
With four points from their next two qualifiers at home against Belarus on Saturday and Belgium on Tuesday, Wales can guarantee a top-two finish.
Wales might potentially qualify automatically because they are five points behind Group E leaders Belgium with two games remaining, but they would require Belgium to lose both to Estonia and against Rob Page’s side in Cardiff.
Source: Daily Mail