Wales vs Croatia
European Qualifiers Group E
7:45pm Sunday 13th October
Cardiff City Stadium
Croatia within their European Qualifier that is critical cans damage in Cardiff on Sunday, says manager Ryan Giggs, while Gareth Bale believes this is another moment for the nation.
A Wales triumph together with three points taking them to within 3 of Croatia with a game in hand on the leaders in Group E., live on Sky Sports Football, leaves their Euro 2020 fortune in their hands, on Sunday
Lose and Croatia will secure their passage to next summers championship, setting up a shootout between Hungary Slovakia and Wales for this runners-up place to playwith.
Talking to Sky Sports before the battle, director Giggs is confident Wales have the players to damage that the World Cup finalists, although Bale says that this effort is very important for the future of Welsh football.
Its going to have to be a group effort, concentration, and not simply for 70 or 80 minutes but also for 90 minutes, said Giggs. At any time, a lapse will be penalized by the best teams.
But they are going to get to focus on their toes also, because we have got good players that can harm them.
Theyve not got many weaknesses. They give you a great deal of problems, so they are hard to stop, in the event you allow them to get into that circulation.
We want to get in their facesput them under stress, rush them, and find the audience. We would like to ensure it is a fantastic atmosphere. Also, for people to get on the ballmake them run, show our quality as well.
Everyone knows about Euro 2016, but we dont only wish to qualify for a single championship, we would like to qualify for a number of tournaments, for World Cups, for Euros.
This is just another second that we would like to select the opportunity to accomplish that. We wish to create soccer large we want not to just qualify but inspire younger children to play soccer to create our team in future as well.
[We merely need] a little bit of luck. Confidence comes in to it. Occasionally it is similar to this in soccer, and its one of those things. I feel like goals are coming for the team. If we werent generating the possibilities that would be the real stress.
Wales are sweating on the fitness Aaron Ramsey, that encounters a race to recoup from the thigh injury that ruled him.
In the event the Juventus midfielder has been cleared to play, Giggs could change his options round, with Bale likely to direct the lineup rather than Kieffer Moore, that the Wales boss confirmed will be assessed after picking up a knock from Slovakia.
Croatia, meanwhile, visit Cardiff having a clean bill of health and head coach Zlatko Dalic could name however Mateo Kovacic and Nikola Vlasic are compelling for a starting berth the identical XI that began Thursdays 3-0 victory over Hungary.
View Wales vs Croatia on Sunday from 7.15pm Sky Sports Football and Main Event; kick-off 7.45pm