· Bale’s purpose in opposition to USA was the primary purpose Wales have scored at a World Cup since Terry Medwin scored in opposition to Hungary within the group stage of the 1958 World Cup. That span of 64 years and 157 days is a document for longest hole between consecutive World Cup objectives.
· Wales have drawn 4 of their six World Cup matches (W1-D4-L1).
· Wales (W1-D4-L0) are unbeaten in all of their 5 World Cup group video games (contains group stage play-off in 1958 versus Hungary). Just one different nation has by no means been overwhelmed in a World Cup first group stage: East Germany (W2-D1-L0 in 1974).
· Wales have conceded precisely one purpose in 5 of their six World Cup matches, the exception was a 0-0 draw with Sweden in Solna in 1958.
· Wales (W0-D2-L4) can go seven matches with no win for the primary time since Might-November 2003 (7) below Mark Hughes. Their final win was the 1-0 victory in opposition to Ukraine within the World Cup play-off match that sealed their qualification for Qatar.
· Wales have solely failed to attain as soon as of their final 14 matches. That got here of their remaining match earlier than the World Cup, a 1-0 house defeat in opposition to Poland within the Nations League.
· Gareth Bale can surpass Chris Gunter (109 appearances every) as Wales’ all-time main look maker. Each Bale and Gunter might earn their one hundred and tenth cap on this match however Gunter was an unused substitute within the first match in opposition to USA.
· After netting versus the USA, Bale is the primary participant to attain for Wales at each the EUROs and World Cup. He netted three objectives at EURO 2016. He can turn out to be the second participant after Ivor John Allchurch (2) to internet two objectives on the World Cup.
· Aaron Ramsey (20) is 2 wanting transferring joint-fifth alongside Dean Saunders (22) in Wales’ all-time main goalscorers. Ramsey has did not internet in every of his final six worldwide appearances.
· Kieffer Moore was unbeaten in his first seven appearances for Wales (W5-D2-L0). He has misplaced three matches in his final 5 appearances for his nation (W1-D1-L3).
· Gareth Bale and Chris Mepham shall be suspended if booked.
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