One match. One point. That’s what it has all come down to as Cymru set themselves up for a date with destiny.
Gemma Grainger’s team need just one more point from their final qualifying match against Slovenia on Tuesday (6 September) to progress to the FIFA Women’s World Cup Play-Offs, which would be an historic achievement for Cymru.
Carrie Jones’ first ever goal was enough to see off the challenge of Greece in Volos, but in truth, Cymru never looked in danger as the home team put players behind the ball and rarely generated any kind of attack.
With these final qualifying matches being played prior to the start of the season, the way the fixtures have fallen will suit Cymru as the win in Greece has dusted away the cobwebs ahead of that crunch match against Slovenia at Cardiff City Stadium.
A record crowd for a Women’s international match will be in attendance and the the power of The Red Wall cannot be underestimated as Cymru look to make the Play-Offs for the very first time.
Tickets for the match Tuesday are available at faw.cymru/tickets.
Greece: Zoi Nasi, Maria Palama, Danai-Eleni Sidira (Tatiana Georgiou 69’), Eirini Nefrou; Vasiliki Giannaka, Athanasia Moraitou, Eleni Kakambouki (c), Maria Mitkou; Sofia Kongouli (Anastasia Spyridonidou 76’), Eleni Markou, Veatriki Sarri (Despoina Chatzinikolaou 81’)
Substitutes: Dimitra Giannakouli, Anthi Papakonstantinou, Christianna Kiamou, Maria Kapnisi,, Marianna Goula, Grigoria Pouliou, Ifigeneia Georgantzi, Mikolet Pitsiou, Maria Paterna
Cymru: Laura O’Sullivan, Rhiannon Roberts, Rachel Rowe, Gemma Evans, Hayley Ladd; Sophie Ingle (c), Angharad James, Carrie Jones; Natasha Harding, Ceri Holland, Kayleigh Green (Helen Ward 90+6’)
Substitutes: Sofia Middleton-Patel, Lily Woodham, Josie Green, Jessica Fishlock, Elise Hughes, Charlie Estcourt, Georgia Waters, Megan Wynne, Anna Filbey, Ffion Morgan, Olivia Clark
GREECE 0-1 CYMRU
FIFA Women’s World Cup Qualifying
- Friday, 2 September 2022
- Panthessaliko, Volos
- Cymru v Slovenia Tickets: Click here