USA v Wales LIVE commentary: Robert Page’s Dragons ready to make long-awaited World Cup return, Joe Allen out but Gareth Bale ready to lead attack

    Wales are ready to take part in their first World Cup since 1958 and will face the USA in their opening clash in Qatar tonight.

    Robert Page’s men beat Ukraine in their play-off clash in June to book their place at this winter’s showpiece tournament.

    Wales and USA will clash in Group B

    Wales and USA will clash in Group B

    It’s been several decades since the Welsh last took part in football’s biggest event and now they will be eager to impress in Qatar.

    Wales are in Group B with England and Iran but first, they’ll take on America in their opening tie.

    Gareth Bale and co were superb at Euro 2016, reaching the semi-finals on a truly memorable summer for the country. 

    They’ll again look to Bale to try and replicate that success on the world stage and talkSPORT will bring you every minute of the action.

    USA v Wales: talkSPORT coverage

    This World Cup Group B tie will get underway at 7pm UK time on Monday, November 21.

    The game will be held at the Ahmad bin Ali Stadium in Al Rayyan.

    The action will be live on talkSPORT from 6pm and we will also have a special pre-match preview show and plenty of analysis after full-time.

    Hugh Woozencroft will be your host and commentary will come from Nigel Adderley and former Wales striker Dean Saunders.

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    We’ll be broadcasting all 64 games in the tournament live, with over 600 hours of coverage across our network.

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    Robert Page’s Wales take on the USA in their opening World Cup game

    Robert Page’s Wales take on the USA in their opening World Cup game

    USA v Wales: Squads and team news

    Wales will be without influential midfielder Joe Allen due to a long-term hamstring injury.

    Bale has declared himself fit despite not playing much football recently while Aaron Ramsey will also be available to start.

    USA have fitness concerns over two of their most prominent players in Weston McKennie and Sergino Dest.

    USA squad

    • Goalkeepers: Ethan Horvath, Sean Johnson, Matt Turner
    • Defenders: Cameron Carter-Vickers, Sergino Dest, Aaron Long, Shaq Moore, Tim Ream, Antonee Robinson, Joe Scally, DeAndre Yedlin, Walker Zimmerman
    • Midfielders: Brenden Aaronson, Kellyn Acosta, Tyler Adams, Luca de la Torre, Weston McKennie, Yunus Musah, Cristian Roldan
    • Forwards: Jesus Ferreira, Jordan Morris, Christian Pulisic, Gio Reyna, Josh Sargent, Tim Weah, Haji Wright

    Wales squad

    • Goalkeepers: Wayne Hennessey, Danny Ward, Adam Davies
    • Defenders: Ben Davies, Ben Cabango, Tom Lockyer, Joe Rodon, Chris Mepham, Ethan Ampadu, Chris Gunter, Neco Williams, Connor Roberts
    • Midfielders: Sorba Thomas, Joe Allen, Matthew Smith, Dylan Levitt, Harry Wilson, Joe Morrell, Jonny Williams, Aaron Ramsey
    • Forwards: Rubin Colwill, Gareth Bale, Kieffer Moore, Mark Harris, Brennan Johnson, Daniel James

    Watch the World Cup with talkSPORT

    At talkSPORT we are powered by fans, so come and join us for the ultimate World Cup fan experience this winter – at the talkSPORT Fan Zone.

    In a huge indoor venue under the arches at Waterloo in London, we’ll bring you live screenings of every World Cup game.

    There will be Q&As with talkSPORT talent, you’ll be part of our live broadcasts, and there will be plenty of food and drink on offer too.

    Come and enjoy the best World Cup fan experience in London – and enjoy a pint on us – with tickets for England and Wales’ group stage games on sale now HERE!


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