Wales Soccer Betting Odds
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Nicknames: The Dragons
Head coach: Gary Speed
Captain: Aaron Ramsey
Most caps: Neville Southall (92)
Top scorer: Ian Rush (28)
Home stadium: Millennium Stadium
The Welsh FA was founded in 1876 and is the third oldest association in the world. Football is extremely popular inWales, although rugby union (in the winter) and cricket/golf (in the summer) also have many fans. Welsh football celebrated its greatest successes in the 1960s, 1970s and 1980s. The national team reached the quarter-finals of the 1958 FIFA World Cup and the 1976 European Championship. From time to time, Wales have also defeated giants such as Germany (then reigning world champions), Czechoslovakia (then reigning European champions) and Brazil. In recent years, the most famous player was Ian Rush, who played for a number of teams including Juventus, Liverpool, Leeds United and Wrexham. Further back in time lie the careers of two other Welsh greats - John Charles (Juventus 1958 - 1963; Leeds United, Cardiff City) and Trevor Ford (PSV Eindhoven (Netherlands) 1956 - 1959; Aston Villa, Sunderland and Cardiff City). Former international John Toshack is the most famous coach to have emerged from his homeland. During his career, he has coached Sporting Lisbon (Portugal), Real Sociedad (Spain, three times), Real Madrid (Spain, twice), Deportivo La Coruña (Spain), Besiktas (Turkey), St. Etienne (France) and Swansea City (Wales).
UEFA World Cup Qualifiers
The Union of European Football Associations, almost always referred to by its acronym UEFA is the administrative and controlling body for European association football, futsal and beach soccer. UEFA represents most of the national football associations of Europe, runs national and club competitions in its area, and controls the prize money, regulations and media rights to those competitions. Due to the disputed boundary of Europe and Asia transcontinental nations such as Turkey, Kazakhstan, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Armenia, and Russia, are members of the UEFA rather than AFC, as are Israel and Cyprus which lie entirely in Asia.