First 90 minutes for Gareth Bale against the Belgians? “I’m building” | UEFA Nations League 2022/2023


Thu 22 September 2022

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Matchday 522-09-2022 20:45

The denouement in the group stage of the Nations League will follow this week. The Red Devils will play Wales on Thursday evening in Brussels, also the last match on Belgian soil before the World Cup. Follow the match here and listen to Radio 1.

  1. in advance, 06:25. Bale looks ahead to the World Cup. Wales are battling relegation in the Nations League, but Bale makes it clear that his focus this season is on the World Cup. In Qatar, Wales is there for the first time since 1958 and only for the second time ever in a World Cup final round. “It’s true that I haven’t played 90 minutes this season, but I’m still building up,” he told the British press. “Of course every footballer always wants to play, but you have to be smart and build up towards the most important part of the season. Hopefully I will be top fit at the kick-off of the World Cup.” .

    Bale looks ahead to the World Cup

    Wales are battling relegation in the Nations League, but Bale makes it clear that his focus this season is on the World Cup. In Qatar, Wales is there for the first time since 1958 and only for the second time ever in a World Cup final round.

    “It’s true that I haven’t played 90 minutes this season, but I’m still building up,” he told the British press. “Of course every footballer always wants to play, but you have to be smart and build up towards the most important part of the season. Hopefully I will be top fit at the kick-off of the World Cup.”

  2. 22-09-2022.
  3. in advance, 7:40 p.m.
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  4. in advance, 6 p.m. 17.
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  5. before, 6 p.m. 04. No Boyata, Onana is a question mark. The Red Devils cannot rely on Dedryck Boyata in the Nations League game against Wales on Thursday evening, national coach Roberto Martinez confirmed during the press moment in Tubize. The defender of Club Brugge was already missing from the training field on Tuesday. Jason Denayer follows an individual program and is not eligible for the two international matches. Denayer has been without a club all summer and is missing match rhythm.  “Boyata does not play as a precaution,” the national coach said. “That decision was made in consultation with the medical staff. Afterwards, we will see whether he is eligible for the duel in the Netherlands.” There is still a question mark behind the name of Amadou Onana. The promising Everton midfielder received a kick in a duel at his club last weekend. “So we have to be careful. The next 24 hours are crucial to see if he can play against Wales.” .

    No Boyata, Onana is a question mark

    The Red Devils cannot rely on Dedryck Boyata in the Nations League game against Wales on Thursday evening, national coach Roberto Martinez confirmed during the press moment in Tubize.

    The defender of Club Brugge was already missing from the training field on Tuesday. Jason Denayer follows an individual program and is not eligible for the two international matches. Denayer has been without a club all summer and misses match rhythm.

    “Boyata does not play as a precaution,” the national coach said. “That decision was made in consultation with the medical staff. Afterwards, we will see whether he is eligible for the duel in the Netherlands.”

    There is still a question mark behind the name of Amadou Onana. The promising Everton midfielder received a kick in a duel at his club last weekend. “So we have to be careful. The next 24 hours are crucial to see if he can play against Wales.”

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  7. in advance, 3 p.m. 57. With or without Bale? It is uncertain whether Gareth Bale (33) will appear at the kick-off in the King Baudouin Stadium. Since his move to Los Angeles FC, the Welshman has only appeared twice at his new club in 11 games, never completing the 90 minutes.  He also played in Major League Soccer against Houston on Monday. He did not arrive in Cardiff until Tuesday afternoon. Not exactly the ideal preparation, because of the long flight, jet lag and the hour difference. “However, you couldn’t say he had just got off a plane from the United States,” Welsh national team manager Rob Page told British press on Wednesday. “He looked so fresh.” “His preparation for the Nations League matches started immediately after the final whistle. That says something about his professionalism. He certainly has a chance to start against Belgium, but with the World Cup in mind, we don’t want to take any risks.” Wales trained one last time in Cardiff on Wednesday morning, before heading to Brussels. In Belgium there is no more training on the program. The Welshmen will miss injured veterans Aaron Ramsey, Ben Davies, Harry Wilson and Joe Allen. .

    With or without Bale?

    It is uncertain whether Gareth Bale (33) will appear at the kick-off in the King Baudouin Stadium. Since his move to Los Angeles FC, the Welshman has only appeared twice at his new club in eleven games, never completing the 90 minutes.

    He also played in Major League Soccer against Houston on Monday. He did not arrive in Cardiff until Tuesday afternoon. Not exactly the ideal preparation, because of the long flight, jet lag and the hour difference.

    “However, you couldn’t say he had just got off a plane from the United States,” Welsh national team manager Rob Page told British press on Wednesday. “He looked so fresh.”

    “His preparation for the Nations League matches started immediately after the final whistle. That says something about his professionalism. He certainly has a chance to start against Belgium, but with the World Cup in mind, we don’t want to take any risks.”

    Wales trained one last time in Cardiff on Wednesday morning, before heading to Brussels. In Belgium there is no more training on the program. The Welshmen will miss injured veterans Aaron Ramsey, Ben Davies, Harry Wilson and Joe Allen.

  8. 21-09-2022.
  9. in advance, 6 pm 13. After Monday’s closed training, in which almost half of the core maintained their condition indoors, the first full training outside was completed on Tuesday. Only defenders Dedryck Boyata and Jason Denayer were not at the appointment. Boyata also missed Monday with a minor injury. The football association communicated that his absence is a precautionary measure. It seems unlikely that he will play against Wales on Thursday.  Denayer follows an individual training program during this international match.  .

    After Monday’s closed training, in which almost half of the core maintained the condition indoors, the first full training outside was completed on Tuesday.

    Only defenders Dedryck Boyata and Jason Denayer were not at the appointment. Boyata also missed Monday with a minor injury. The football association communicated that his absence is a precautionary measure. It seems unlikely that he will play against Wales on Thursday.

    Denayer follows an individual training program during this international match.

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  11. in advance, 5 p.m. 43. Nations League. This international match concerns the last two match days in the group stage of the Nations League. After four matchdays, the Red Devils are in second place with seven points, three points behind leader the Netherlands, which opens its diptych with a move to Poland.  Only the group winner will qualify for the Final Four, which will be played in June 2023. The latter is relegated from the group.  At the previous edition of the Nations League, the Belgians finished in fourth place in October last year, after defeats in the Final Four against France and Italy, respectively the world and European champions. If the Netherlands does not leave anything behind in Poland, the final match in the ArenA will be a particularly tough task for the Belgians, since in the event of a tie the mutual result is decisive and afterwards the mutual goal difference, and the Devils a few months ago at the Heysel with 1- 4 lost against Orange. Therefore, in that case, a victory with four goals difference is needed in the Dutch capital. .

    Nations League

    This international match concerns the last two match days in the group stage of the Nations League. After four matchdays, the Red Devils are in second place with seven points, three points behind leader Netherlands, which opens its diptych with a move to Poland.

    Only the group winner will qualify for the Final Four, which will be played in June 2023. The latter is relegated from the group.

    At the previous edition of the Nations League, the Belgians finished in fourth place in October last year, after defeats in the Final Four against France and Italy, respectively the world and European champions.

    If the Netherlands does not leave anything behind in Poland, the final match in the ArenA will be a particularly tough task for the Belgians, since in the event of a tie the mutual result is decisive and afterwards the mutual goal difference, and the Devils a few months ago at the Heysel with 1- 4 lost against Orange. Therefore, in that case, a victory with four goals difference is needed in the Dutch capital.

  12. In advance, 17h 43

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