Wales vs Belgium LIVE: World Cup qualifier result, final score and reaction tonight

, Wales vs Belgium LIVE: World Cup qualifier result, final score and reaction tonight, The Habari News
, Wales vs Belgium LIVE: World Cup qualifier result, final score and reaction tonight, The Habari News

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Wales are hosting Belgium in their final fixture of Group E in the World Cup qualifiers, as Robert Page’s side look to book a home semi-final for March’s play-offs. The hosts are without Gareth Bale for the visit of the world’s No1-ranked nation, after the Real Madrid forward injured his hamstring in the 5-1 win over Belarus on Saturday.

With a spot in the play-offs already secured thanks to their Nations League performance, a win for Wales would see them join Portugal, Italy, Scotland, Russia and Sweden as one of the six-best second-placed sides, while a draw should also be enough depending on results in the matches featuring Turkey and Netherlands in Group G.

Defeat against Roberto Martinez’s side could therefore see Wales face one of the those sides away from home in the play-offs, with the Czech Republic advancing as the runners-up in Group E. Belgium are without a number of their star names, including Romelu Lukaku, Eden Hazard and Thibaut Courtois, and despite Bale’s absence, Aaron Ramsey has urged his side to finish their group campaign on a high at the Cardiff City Stadium.

“It was our target to finish second in the group and that hasn’t changed,” Ramsey said. “There are great teams that we could potentially draw, but we just have to concentrate on this game and not worry about what is to come in the future. The games in March are going to be huge for us as these opportunities to qualify for a World Cup don’t come around very often.”

Follow live coverage of Wales vs Belgium, below:

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FULL TIME! Wales 1-1 Belgium

Wales have done it! They will have home advantage as a seeded team in March’s play-off semi-finals!

Jamie Braidwood16 November 2021 21:39

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Wales 1-1 Belgium

90+6 mins: De Bruyne swings it in from the right channel but Rodon heads away – before Moore draws the free kick to relieve some pressure!

Jamie Braidwood16 November 2021 21:38

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90+4 mins: Moore wins the first header from the corner, but Wales can’t quite clear and it breaks to Boyata six yards out! His header is tame, however, and easily collected by Ward.

Jamie Braidwood16 November 2021 21:37

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90+3 mins: Trossard cuts inside Davies and Williams and lets fly from range – but Davies gets in a block and sends it out for a corner. Some late nerves incoming!

Jamie Braidwood16 November 2021 21:36

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, Wales vs Belgium LIVE: World Cup qualifier result, final score and reaction tonight, The Habari News

Wales 1-1 Belgium

90+1 mins: Hazard goes at Roberts down the left and the wing-back is able to get a touch on to his cross. Ward collects at his near post.

Williams then attempts a crossfield kick looking for Roberts that runs out of play, but gets Wales out (as if he was Dan Biggar).

Ramsey has put in some shift and is replaced late on by Brennan Johnson.

Jamie Braidwood16 November 2021 21:36

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90 mins: There will be SIX additional minutes – we’re not done yet!

The Czechs now lead by two, which means Wales will drop to third in the group if Belgium score and take the play-off seeding from them, too.

Jamie Braidwood16 November 2021 21:33

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89 mins: Vanzeir cuts across a shot from the edge of the box and slices it wide – Belgium have been pretty poor this half, you have to say.

Jamie Braidwood16 November 2021 21:32

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85 mins: Belgium make their final couple of substitutes as Jan Vertonghen and Leandro Trossard replace Theate and Meunier.

De Bruyne will see out the 90.

Jamie Braidwood16 November 2021 21:28

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83 mins: SAVE! Super from Neco Williams! He attacks Meunier with a direct run into the box and cuts onto his right foot before unleashing a wicked shot that arrows towards the far corner. Casteels make an excellent finger-tip stop to divert is past the post – but that’s the closest Wales have come to taking the lead.

Jamie Braidwood16 November 2021 21:27

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81 mins: Brilliant pace from James. After Morrell wins the ball back on the edge of the Wales box, the winger glides past Witsel and looks to have the beating of Dendoncker too until he is brought to ground. Dendoncker is booked.

Jamie Braidwood16 November 2021 21:25