Kieffer Moore strikes for Wales
Watch Wales vs Latvia highlights as Kieffer moore’s goal lead Rob Page side to the victory with 1-0 victory at Euro qualifiers 2024 in Cardiff city stadium.
On the ground, Gareth Bale announces the crowd that he is about to retire from the football in January.
Wales vs Latvia highlights
The Former Captain and nation’s record goalscorer Gareth Bale gives a announcement that he will be retiring from football in January and he thanked his supporters for their support throughout his career.
Wales not had a much in the game as they was not able to bring out the match they need, but was able to pull out a goal at the time of 41st minute as Kieffer Moore shoot the goal to clinch victory over the Group’s lowest ranked team.
After scoring a point in Croatia with a dramatic goal in their first game, Wales are in level with Zlatko Dalic’s side on the four points but ahead of their head to head record.
Wales had a bright start and nearly took the James cross found Harry Wilson in the box but the Fulham Winger’s strike was straight at Latvia Goal keeper Pavel Steinbors.
But Their goal was a futile, as they nearly let an equaliser goal, as Danny ward had a corner had to get down low to his left to keep out Latvia defender Marcis Oss first time effort.
Latvia were able to keep the home crowd quiet for most of the first half, reducing Wales to speculative efforts from range. Wilson, Moore and Ethan Ampadu all did their best to beat Steinbors but failed to hit the target.
But the opener came four minutes before the break through Moore as he leapt highest to head James’ lofted delivery into the bottom corner to inject some life into the Cardiff City Stadium.
Wales were buoyed by their opener and twice came close to doubling their lead early in the second half only for Latvia goalkeeper Steinbors to keep out efforts from Neco Williams and Wilson.
Latvia ranked 133rd in the FIFA world rankings battled hard but failed to find a way back into the contest owing to a shortage of quality as Wales controlled the game and moved into a top position in Group D.
Gareth Bale farewell to wales
It was an emotional moment for Bale as he announced his retirement at Cardiff city stadium, and he was given an send off by the wales fans.
“I just want to say what an honour it has been to represent my country and play in front of the best fans in the world,” said Gareth Bale, 33, addressing the capacity crowd after flying back from his Los Angeles home.
“You’ve supported me and my family through the lowest of lows and the highest of highs.
“It’s been a pleasure to play in front of you throughout my whole career.
“You make it so special to what it is today and I will be cheering on like you. I will see you see some time in the future.”
Rob Page on postmatch interview
“We knew the challenges we were going to be up against
“We got a point in Croatia and and have then won the home game, so it’s job done. We created chances to win that game comfortably, and we nullified their threat.
“We know the importance of Kieffer. He played 90-odd minutes for us and the goal was excellent.
“We won’t get carried away. It is a great start for us. It’s an eight-game season, and the first two games have gone really well for us. There is a good energy in the changing room.”
On Bale, he added: “Gareth was with us last night. He had an evening meal with us, and he came in to see the lads before the game.
“He had his moment with the supporters, and rightly so. It would have been really special for him.”