Wout Weghorst ended Wales’ World Cup party and broke their unbeaten 19-match home record dramatically as the Netherlands won 2-1 in the League of Nations in Cardiff on Wednesday. Wales will travel to Qatar in November to participate in the World Cup for the first time in 64 years after beating Ukraine 1-0 in the play-off final on Sunday. But Robert Page’s team, which faces the United States, Iran and England in the group stage in Qatar, returned to the ground with a clash as they suffered their second consecutive Nations League Group A4 defeat after losing in Poland last week.
In a thrilling final, Rhys Norrington-Davies equalized for Wales in stoppage time after Teun Koopmeiners’ goal early in the second half.
With just seconds left, Burnley striker Vighorst sealed the Netherlands’ points as the visitors ruined the longest unbeaten home run in Wales history.
For the first time since November 2018, Wales lost to their own fans, but the good element of their World Cup qualification must ensure that the disappointment of the winner of the Vigorist does not last long.
The Wales captain said: “It was a difficult game. We didn’t have a full strength squad.” Gareth Bale Said.
“They are a world-class team and we deserve to be tested against the best.
“The guys who came in worked hard to get an equalizer, then it was hard to admit after that. That’s what we have to learn, maybe the black art of taking it down.”
This was the second consecutive victory of the League of Nations for the Netherlands, which defeated Belgium on Friday.
The Dutch, who have also qualified for the World Cup, are unbeaten in 11 games and have yet to lose since Louis van Gaal took charge for the third time in August.
When the Welsh players were seen enjoying a thrilling night on Sunday to celebrate their historic qualification, it came as no surprise that Page made seven changes to the Bell. Aaron Ramsey Among those who rest.
Norrington-Davis nodded to Chris Mayfam’s cross before Dutch keeper Mark Flecken broke Daniel James’ clearance attempt and looked at him comfortably during his long journey.
Along with Wales, Harry Wilson’s free kick saved a good save from the overworked Falcon, which also saved from James’s curler.
Against the run of the game, Cody Gakpo almost snatched the lead for the Netherlands on a half-time stroke as his shot went wide.
It was a warning that Wales had failed to comply and the Dutch forced them to pay in the 50th minute.
Jerdy Schouten lifted the Koopmeiners into space and Atalanta’s midfielder passed a low shot. Adam Davis From 18 yards.
Bell came on for the last 12 minutes and the forward’s presence lifted Wales, who equalized in stoppage time when Norrington-Davis scored his first international goal from a Connor Roberts cross.
But in the 94th minute, there was a sting in the story of Wales.
Tyrrell’s cross from Malaysia corrected the unmarked Vigorist and his diving header gave the Netherlands a dramatic victory.
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