I’m hoping he’s got one left in him but like Ian said, such a legend, goes down as the greatest Welsh football player ever for me. 18:45Tom ColeyPaddyPower funJust 25 highly optimistic punters have backed Wales to make it through to the World Cup knockout stages today, according to bookmaker Paddy Power. Over the last 24 hours, the Irish bookie has received 25 bets on a Welsh miracle, which is currently priced at 19/1. The lack of Welsh support is in stark contrast to the incredible show of support from the nation’s sheep population, with Paddy Power unveiling a 104m-wide message featuring 1, 200 woollen warriors spelling out “SHEEP > LIONS”.
This evening's contest will be shown on BBC One and BBC iPlayer in the United Kingdom. Kick-off is at 7pm GMT. football. london will bring you the latest updates from Wales vs England, as well as reaction and analysis throughout the day in our live blog below. 18:53Tom ColeyShearer gives his verdict on KaneHarry’s only had four touches in the box in the first two games, so the first game I thought he was very good, played his part, had a couple of assists. But from an attacking point of view as a team, that game against Iran was all about energy, about moving the ball really quickly, and Iran just couldn’t handle them.
18:31Tom ColeyShearer promises goalsYou don’t have to talk it up, even as players, you would have read in the media what’s gone on the past couple of days, they know what’s gone on in 2016, so they’ll be ready and it’ll be, I’m pretty sure it’ll be a great occasion, and we’ll see goals. 18:30Tom ColeyHow it'll work for EnglandIt looks likely to be a 4-3-3 again with Henderson and Bellingham either side of Rice in midfield.
There could be some scope for Bellingham to move ahead and drive from midfield, perhaps moving more into the No. 10 position. It's not his natural role but we've already seen him crop up with goals. Noticeably England lost control against USA, adding Henderson in will be to balance that. 18:28Tom ColeyFerdinand calls for 'realism' This just shows you how far England have come under Gareth Southgate in that we’re saying we’re not happy with four points from our first two matches, being top of the league. It’s crazy that people are saying this is wrong, this should be done better, yes we can have opinions but we’re going to go through, I don’t see a problem with it.
This could possibly be our last game in this World Cup and we want to leave it in the right way and play our kind of style. This is massive, doesn’t matter if it’s a friendly or a knockout game, for both teams it’s massive, those players will be desperate to go and show what they can do on the pitch 18:12Tom ColeyMore from ShearerWhat I will say, from an England point of view, remember when the Wales players were laughing at the England players in 2016 (Euros) when they got knocked out? I’m sure Gareth Southgate will mention that, absolutely.
Wales vs England live: World Cup team news with Foden and Rashford start – follow latestIt’s the big one: this evening Wales and England will come to a standstill as the two nations duke it out in Qatar. Gareth Southgate has selected Phil Foden to start for England tonight, while Kyle Walker, Jordan Henderson and Marcus Rashford also come into the XI.
18:18Tom ColeyThey can dreamOn the next step to world glory. DOHA, QATAR - NOVEMBER 29: Fans of England enjoy the pre match atmosphere prior to the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 Group B match between Wales and England at Ahmad Bin Ali Stadium on November 29, 2022 in Doha, Qatar. (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)18:17Tom ColeyThe players are readyDOHA, QATAR - NOVEMBER 29: Aaron Ramsdale and Kalvin Phillips of England inspect the pitch prior to the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 Group B match between Wales and England at Ahmad Bin Ali Stadium on November 29, 2022 in Doha, Qatar. (Photo by Alex Pantling - The FA/The FA via Getty Images)18:17Tom ColeyWilliams not confident With all due respect to this Wales team, England should be disposing of this Wales team today and get this job done.
More importantly it was about attacking the space and getting in behind the back four, or back five, and they did that really well. When you move the ball quick teams can’t live with England. 18:52Tom ColeyChelsea show support for the World CupNo Mount, no Sterling, no Gallagher for England tonight but there's still plenty to get behind going into the game. 18:47Tom Coley15 left to goThe last group stage game for England at Qatar 2022. The last World Cup game for the Three Lions? Unlikely.
18:15Tom ColeyWho is the pressure on? Wales clearly need much more to go their way tonight, but given England are the major favourites, is the pressure on them to make a show here? It wouldn't be building confidence if England were to fall to defeat here - even though that could keep them in the tournament - but ultimately would it matter? 18:12Tom ColeyAshley Williams with the Wales perspective I think at the start I said Wales were happy and humble enough to just be at the World Cup but at the same time we just wanted to show what we was all about. We wanted to show that we belong here, and we haven’t done that yet on the pitch so I think that especially after the Iran game a reaction is needed.
18:45Tom ColeyWilliams highlights Bale threatWe’ve relied on him so much over the years and he’s always delivered. Like Rio said in that moment where we’ve needed him - massive. Massive moments in games where we’re just keeping a clean sheet and we just want one free kick or one wonder goal and he does it.
18:38Tom ColeyThe formation match-up4-3-3 for both sides may have surprised Southgate a little. It won't change the England set-up at all, in fact it offers a chance to play through Wales even more. Going toe-to-toe England are the better side and *should* in theory be able to ping passes around their opponents. Wales will be all about trying to disrupt that and causing panic. 18:35Tom ColeyWalker Vs JamesThere's plenty of pace in this battle. Dan James offers loads in behind for Wales and if England are going to set up to dominate possession then this could be their out ball. Moore up front is brilliant at holding the ball up, if he can link up with James and get going then it may be a big test for Walker, who hasn't played for two months.
With all due respect to this Wales team, England should be disposing of this Wales team today and get this job done. There are high expectations for this England team now and they’ve got to manage this as players. 18:24Tom ColeyWilliams on 'that' goal and 'those' celebrationsListen, right, it’s a last minute goal. We would have all celebrated a bit but bearing in mind he (Gary Neville) was assistant coach at the time he’s gone down to the corner flag (with the players) but the thing we didn’t take kindly to was on the way back to the bench he was giving the players a little bit of (banter). Anyway, it's a massive game today from the start and if the goals go in then there’ll be big celebrations.
There's still a lot of pressure and demand from the public to bring some joy though, and that's just what this game should do. It's a major derby at a World Cup, what's not to like? 18:46Tom ColeyWilliams describes James threatI’d like to see a bit more from Dan James, if I’m being honest. One of our biggest weapons this evening and Rob Page alluded to it - it’s the pace of Dan James. He’s one of the fastest players in the World Cup this year, he’s rapid, but what I feel has been happening with him in the last couple of games is he’s been coming a little bit too deep. What I want to see from him today is a couple little early touches, get his confidence up, leave him on the halfway line, leave him on the last man, and I feel he’d beat anyone for pace bar Kyle Walker so I’d like to see him get on the ball, get some good touches, get at his man a little more.
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