Wales midfielder Aaron Ramsey has urged his teammates to channel the spirit of historic victories over Belgium as they look to finish their qualifying group with a win that will guarantee them a home draw in the World Cup play-offs in March, avoiding Portugal and Russia. A draw on Tuesday would also be enough to finish second behind Belgium.
In June 2015, a Wales side led by Ramsey defeated Belgium 1-0 in Cardiff, paving the path for the country’s first major tournament qualifying in 57 years. At Euro 2016, Wales had their most memorable night against the same opponents, as Hal Robson-Cruyff Kanu’s turn and finish propelled them to the semi-finals.
“We’ve had some good games against Belgium over years, home and away,” Ramsey said. “That [1-0 win] was a massive game in our quest to qualify for a major championship.”
The Juventus midfielder added: “We all know the quality they have in their team, the players they have – they have the ability to do something or turn a game on its head, produce a bit of magic. We’ll have to be right on it and we’re going to need our fans to come away with a good result. To qualify for a World Cup, these opportunities won’t come along very often. It might be the last time we have an opportunity as good as this. We have a game now to finish the job off so, hopefully, we can produce another special night in Cardiff.”
source : Guardian sport