Following a historic 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup Qualifying campaign for the Wales national team, manager Jayne Ludlow has given the opportunity for the children of Wales to announce the first squad as the side prepare for the 2021 UEFA Women’s Euro Qualifying campaign with a double header friendly match against Portugal.
The FAW contacted 26 children from all over Wales that were inspired by the squad over the last 18 months. The squad will be announced at midday today in a special video.
Wales manager Jayne Ludlow has named nine uncapped players for the squad to face Portugal in a double header on the 10thand 13thof November.
Ludlow will be resting experienced players Jess Fishlock and Loren Dykes to allow other players within a camp environment and competitive game fixtures while Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Megan Wynne is back in the squad after winning her last Wales cap against Scotland in 2013. Meanwhile Rachel Rowe will be missing out as she recovers from injury.
The squad was announced by children from all over Wales which were inspired as the side narrowly missing out on a place in the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup. During that campaign Wales went seven games without conceding and picking up some famous results, beating Russia 3-0 at home and a goalless draw against England away at Southampton.
Both matches will now be fully capped friendly matches after the original announcement of a B international and a A international.