Wales will not have Aaron Ramsey in the last two Nations League matches. The 31-year-old midfielder, who recently moved from Juventus to OGC Nice, is suffering from a hamstring injury.
“It’s better that it happens now than before the World Cup,” said national team coach Rob Page, who is also missing Fulham’s Harry Wilson. “His body gives him a little warning that he shouldn’t do too much.” He is also injured. Striker Gareth Bale is on hand.
Wales lost to the Dutch national team twice in June in the Nations League, 2-1 and 3-2. Orange leads Group D in the first league with 10 points, ahead of Belgium (7 points), Poland (4 points) and Wales (1 point). The Netherlands will play an away game against Poland on September 22, and three days later Belgium will be a guest at the Johan Cruyff Arena. Wales will play Belgium on September 22 in Brussels and against Poland on September 25 in Cardiff.
“We want to stay in the first league and play matches against countries like Holland and Belgium. In order to continue that, we have to try to win both games,” said Page, who won the World Cup group stage. In Qatar next November, with the United States, Iran and England.
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