Wales footballer Joe Allen has accepted the idea that his country’s golden generation will have one last chance to qualify for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.
And the British news agency (BA Media) reported that the Welsh team will conclude its campaign in the 2022 World Cup qualifiers with two matches at home against Belarus and Belgium next week, and needs four points to ensure a qualifying seat for the play-off matches qualifying for the World Cup.
With the team’s success in the UEFA Nations League, it means they will play the play-off games anyway, and the 2022 World Cup represents a last chance for Joe Allen, Aaron Ramsey and Gareth Bale to participate in football’s biggest event.
The trio participated in two European Nations, but they will be in their mid-thirties with the advent of the 2026 World Cup. “This is the thing we haven’t achieved,” Allen said of qualifying for the World Cup.
“We came very close in the past, but we didn’t manage to qualify at the last minute,” he added.
“As we all know, we are getting older and heading towards the final stages of our football career,” Allen added.
“We are fully aware that we are running out of time and that we may not have the same opportunity again,” he said.
“We couldn’t have more incentive than that to do everything in the next games as we try to get there,” Allen said.
Real Madrid striker Gareth Bale is preparing to participate in his 100th game against Belarus next Saturday, after recovering from a hamstring injury he suffered two months ago.
Juventus playmaker Aaron Ramsey will play his 70th cap at Cardiff City, while Joe Allen will play his 68th cap.
“Playing in the World Cup is the only thing that tops my list of what I want to achieve,” Allen said.