Wales thrash Finland to secure place in Euro 2024 play-off final against Poland

Neco Williams of Wales celebrates after scoring a goal to make it 2-0
Wales will fancy their chances against Poland after swatting aside Finland - Getty Images/James Baylis

Such is the progress of Wales as a footballing nation, nights such as these are starting to feel almost routine. Another huge home match in pursuit of a major tournament, and another victory in a throbbing, febrile Cardiff City Stadium.

When the pressure rises and the crowd roars, Wales usually find a way to deliver. After this play-off semi-final victory over Finland, Rob Page and his players are just 90 minutes away from qualifying for Euro 2024. Poland are the next visitors here, next week, and Robert Lewandowski’s side are now the only obstacle between Wales and a fourth major tournament out of five.

Can Wales outplay and outpass Poland? It seems unlikely. But can Wales beat Poland? Absolutely. This is a team who boast defensive security and a collection of attackers who can make the difference in key moments.

Finland dominated the ball for much of the game but Wales were the more decisive, striking through David Brooks, Neco Williams, Brennan Johnson and Daniel James. “We don’t care who comes to see us,” a bullish Page said afterwards. “We will go toe-to-toe. We will have a go. It will be a tough test but the boys will be ready on Tuesday.”

This is the first qualifying campaign without Gareth Bale and it was always going to be a test for the young players in Page’s squad. A transition period, Wales have been calling it. The expectation on the likes of Johnson, Brooks and Harry Wilson is growing, but they are showing themselves capable of handling it.

Harry Wilson
Harry Wilson orchestrated the attack expertly for Wales - Getty Images/Ian Cook

Especially at home. Wilson, in particular, is thriving in the offensive positions that Bale used to dominate. Increasingly, the attack is being built around the Fulham player. He looks comfortable with the new role, playing a part in three of the goals here and doing more than anyone to knit the attacking moves together. “The way we are asking him to play, to be connected at the top of the pitch, he loves it,” Page said.

There were other excellent individual performances. Ethan Ampadu shone on his 50th international appearance – at 23, he is the youngest Welshman to reach that total – and Williams once again excelled as an attack-minded wing-back. Brooks, too, caused all manner of problems for the Finland defence.

Ethan Ampadu
Ethan Ampadu showed his class against Finalnd with a good range of passing - Getty Images/Ian Cook

Nights of this magnitude require a coach to make brave decisions. For Page, who has come under mounting pressure since the World Cup in Qatar, his bold move was to bench Kieffer Moore, the target man who so often flourishes on the international stage. Moore has scored six goals in 10 games for Ipswich Town since moving on loan from Bournemouth, but here he was behind Brooks in the pecking order. “The biggest selection headache was at the top of the pitch,” Page said. “I knew that pace would hurt them.” Brooks is a different sort of player to Moore, more of a schemer and a floater than a scorer and a bruiser, and Page’s decision paid off within just three minutes.

Roared on by a typically passionate Welsh crowd, Wilson burst through the Finland defence. His shot was palmed away by Lukas Hradecky, the visiting goalkeeper, but only as far as Brooks. It was the sort of start that most home fans were expecting against the team ranked 60th in the world (Wales are 29th) but Wales struggled to build on that early opener.

For most of the first half an hour it was instead Finland who dominated possession and controlled the pace of the game, with Daniel Hakans missing two good chances. The visitors were soon stung by Williams, though, as the Nottingham Forest full-back curled a gorgeous free-kick into the top corner, after Wilson had created the angle by rolling the ball with his studs. Was it a two-goal advantage that Wales deserved? Almost certainly not.

Finland had played the better football for much of the half and there could be no complaints about their reply. The 33-year-old Teemu Pukki, formerly of Norwich City, demonstrated his enduring quality by sliding a low shot beyond Danny Ward. One can only imagine that Finland’s intention, at the start of both halves, was to draw the sting from the game and the crowd. They failed in the first half, and then promptly failed again in the second.

Within two minutes of the break, a set-piece had fallen at the feet of Johnson, only a few yards from goal. He could not miss. It was a goal that changed the dynamic of this tie. For Johnson, it was his third in international colours, in his 25th appearance. Bale, by comparison, scored only two in his first 25 international appearances for Wales (although he did play left-back for many of those).

Dejected by the third goal, Finland were never able to rebuild their momentum. Instead Wales pushed for more, eventually finding the fourth when visiting defender Miro Tenho surrendered the ball to James in his own half. An easy finish followed and the first part of the job was done for Page’s team. There is another, bigger match to come. Wales look ready.

Wales thrash Finland for place in play-off final against Poland: As it happened

10:11 PM GMT

Tuesday night

Wales will take on Poland on Tuesday night back at the Cardiff City Stadium with a place at Euro 2024 on the line. Kick off in Cardiff is at 7.45pm.

10:10 PM GMT

Williams man of the match

09:59 PM GMT

More from Rob Page speaking to S4C

“It made for an uncomfortable few minutes but to start the second half in the way that we did was credit to the lads again, I thought they were excellent.

“Brennan has put in a performance, Harry Wilson [too]. Kieffer Moore made an impact when he came on and Dan James scored on his 50th cap. I’m so made up for him as it goes to show the confidence he’s got.

Dan James celebrates Wales' fourth goal
Dan James (pictured) scored on his 50th appearance for Wales - David Davies/PA

“We’ve got players coming off the bench, who are full of confidence, coming off the bench and scoring goals – that’s why DJ gets his goal tonight. It’s half-time, we are going to enjoy  the win but we’re going to build on this again and take it into Tuesday.

“These supporters, they are immense and they’ve helped us again tonight. Bring on Tuesday.”

09:57 PM GMT

Wales striker Sam Vokes on BBC Radio 5 Live

“It’s very exciting times for us as Wales fans, whoever comes in you can see does a job, as we’ve seen tonight.

“The boys will be full of confidence now heading into Tuesday.”

Neco Williams and Ethan Ampadu celebrate Wales' win over Finland
Wales will take on Poland on Tuesday night for a place at Euro 2024 - Paul Childs/Reuters

09:57 PM GMT

Wales manager Rob Page speaking to S4C

“We got off to the best start didn’t we, we started both halves really well. It was a bit uncomfortable in the first half with the possession. We had to address a couple of things at half-time, how pressed and we needed more pressure higher up the pitch. And we were much more comfortable in the second half.

“It could have been five or six! It goes to show how far we’ve come, but the message is: it’s half time. We have a massive effort to go again on Tuesday, we can’t wait.

“We’re disappointed with the goal we conceded. Sometimes you can’t help it [with the centre halves]. I’ve been in that position myself, you’re tracking your runners and you bump into each other and Pukki isn’t going to miss from there.

09:56 PM GMT

James’ goal on his 50th appearance for Wales

09:52 PM GMT

Play-off fixtures

Here are the three fixtures that will take place on Tuesday night for the final three places at Euro 2024:

Wales vs Poland

Ukraine vs Iceland

Georgia vs Greece

09:49 PM GMT

Former Wales striker Nathan Blake on BBC Radio Wales

“The performances have been gradually getting better and better, what a great performance tonight. If we can get through Tuesday, what another great job Robert Page would have done.

“Wales were really professional in their approach and were clear winners tonight. Yes, we were clear favourites coming into the game and we proved why we were.

“A special mention for Harry Wilson, I thought he was amazing tonight.”

09:47 PM GMT

Wales defender Neco Williams speaking to S4C

“Great performance, we came into this game with a game plan. And I think it worked out as good as it can go. The only negative from the night was that we conceded, but when we score four goals, it puts you in a good place. It’s a good stepping stone for our next game on Tuesday.

“It [my goal] wasn’t planned for anything, it was just instinct. It was nice to score for my country, it’s a special feeling to win. But to score was the cherry on the top. An excellent performance all round and a good stepping stone for Tuesday.

“We won our semi-final, we have a final now on Tuesday. We don’t stop here now. We have one more game to go. Hopefully we put in a  good performance to go to the Euros.”

09:45 PM GMT

FT scores


Poland 5-1 Estonia

Wales 4-1 Finland


Bosnia 1-2 Ukraine

Israel 1-4 Iceland


Georgia 2-0 Luxembourg

Greece 5-0 Kazakhstan

09:41 PM GMT

Full time

That is it at the Cardiff City Stadium and Wales have beaten Finland 4-1. They will face Poland, who have beaten Estonia 5-1, on Tuesday night in Cardiff for a place at Euro 2024.

09:40 PM GMT

90+5 minutes Wales 4 Finland 1

Antman sends a cross from the left-hand side of the box but Kallman cannot get the contact on it to send it into the back of the net.

09:39 PM GMT

90+5 minutes Wales 4 Finland 1

Moore is given a late booking for an elbow as he went up for an aerial challenge.

09:34 PM GMT

90 minutes Wales 4 Finland 1

There are six added minutes.

09:34 PM GMT

89 minutes Wales 4 Finland 1

Wilson is coming off as we approach the 90th minute to be replaced by Broadhead.

09:32 PM GMT

GOAL! D James scores on 50th appearance

Wales get their fourth now and they will play Poland on Tuesday night. The ball is hoofed forward and Tenho is under no pressure. He makes a massive mistake as he does not seem to know that D James is there and the Wales forward nicks the ball from him. James goes around Hradecky and slots home into an empty net on his 50th appearance.

Dan James celebrates scoring Wales' fourth goal
Dan James (pictured) scored on his 50th Wales appearance - Molly Darlington/Reuters

09:28 PM GMT

84 minutes Wales 3 Finland 1

D James is in space on the left and cuts onto his right on the edge of the box. He tries to curl one into the far corner but Hradecky makes a fairly simple save.

09:25 PM GMT

No goal

The goal has been ruled out so it is still 3-1. It appears they have determined that Rodon was interfering with Hradecky from an offside position.

09:25 PM GMT

VAR review

Referee Istvan Kovacs has been sent over to the screen.

Referee Istvan Kovacs sent over to the screen
Referee Istvan Kovacs (pictured) sent over to the screen - David Davies/PA

09:24 PM GMT

GOAL! Davies adds Wales’ fourth

The corner is sent in to the far post and Davies heads it towards goal. Wales think it has gone over the line despite the efforts of Hradecky and the referee’s watch pings so he awards the goal. Wales will take on Poland on Tuesday night.

09:21 PM GMT

77 minutes Wales 3 Finland 1

Another double change for Finland as Kallman and Jensen come on for Pohjanpalo and Pukki. Last throws of the dice for Finland you would imagine.

Poland now lead 5-1 against Estonia so it is looking more and more likely that Wales will be taking on Poland on Tuesday night.

09:18 PM GMT

74 minutes Wales 3 Finland 1

As Wales prepare to take a corner, Mepham is booked. The corner comes in and Hradecky makes an easy save.

09:18 PM GMT

73 minutes Wales 3 Finland 1

Rob Page is making his second change as Johnson is replaced by Dan James, who is making his 50th appearance for Wales.

Finland are making a double change as Lod is replaced by Antman and Schuller is off for Kairinen.

09:16 PM GMT

71 minutes Wales 3 Finland 1

Big chance for Moore to get Wales’ fourth. He makes a run into the left-hand channel and Ampadu finds him in the box with a ball with the outside of his foot. Moore hits his effort straight at Hradecky. Wales could have this game absolutely sealed.

Kieffer Moore strikes towards goal
Kieffer Moore (right) hits straight at the goalkeeper - Molly Darlington/Reuters

09:12 PM GMT

68 minutes Wales 3 Finland 1

Finland want a free kick right on the edge of the Wales box but referee Istvan Kovacs decides Hakans has dived and is booked.

09:11 PM GMT

67 minutes Wales 3 Finland 1

Finland have a corner as Rodon cannot keep it in play. Lod sends it in but it is headed behind for another corner. The next inswinger is sent in by Lod but Moore heads away from danger.

09:09 PM GMT

65 minutes Wales 3 Finland 1

Wilson is booked for a late challenge on Ivanov.

In Path B Bosnia lead Ukraine 1-0 at home. As it stands they are set to play Iceland for a place at Euro 2024.

09:06 PM GMT

62 minutes Wales 3 Finland 1

Wales should be 4-1 up. Wilson drives and drives towards the Finland box. He has Moore to his right and Johnson to the left but he goes for goal. It looks like he is going to curl it into the far corner but he misses the target. He should be doing better there.

Harry Wilson shoots towards goal
Harry Wilson (right) curls just wide - Molly Darlington/Reuters

09:04 PM GMT

60 minutes Wales 3 Finland 1

Wales are making their first change of the night as Brooks, who scored Wales’ first tonight, is replaced by Moore.

08:59 PM GMT

55 minutes Wales 3 Finland 1

Hakans has it on the left-hand side of the Wales box near the byline, but his cross is straight into the hands of Ward.

08:58 PM GMT

54 minutes Wales 3 Finland 1

Jordan James is the first Wales player to be booked tonight as he fouls Hakans down the left-hand touchline.

08:56 PM GMT

52 minutes Wales 3 Finland 1

Wales can smell blood here at the start of this second half and they have the opportunity to finish this tie off in the next 10 minutes.

08:53 PM GMT

50 minutes Wales 3 Finland 1

Tenho takes out Wilson who had pushed it past him inside the Finland half. Both players are down injured but when they get up Tenho will rightly be booked.

Poland are now 2-0 up so it looks very likely now that Wales will face Poland on Tuesday night in Cardiff for a place at Euro 2024.

08:52 PM GMT

GOAL! Johnson scores Wales’ third

Wales lead 3-1 but was Johnson offside? Wilson’s free kick is headed across goal to Brooks. He scuffs his shot but Johnson is at the far post to tuck home. Looking at the replays Johnson is being played onside so the goal will stand.

Brennan Johnson taps home Wales' third goal
Brennan Johnson (pictured) gives Wales a 3-1 lead - Huw Fairclough/Getty Images

08:50 PM GMT

46 minutes Wales 2 Finland 1

Wales have an early free kick in this second half, inside the Finland half which they will send into the box.

08:49 PM GMT

Second half

We are back under way at the Cardiff City Stadium.

After that rapid start, Wales have struggled to impose themselves on this game. Finland have had most of the ball, and are dictating the tempo. The second for Wales was an exceptional effort by Williams but it was hardly coming. Page’s side need more control in this second half.

08:38 PM GMT

HT scores


Poland 1-0 Estonia

Wales 2-1 Finland


Bosnia 0-0 Ukraine

Israel 1-2 Iceland


Greece 4-0 Kazakhstan

Georgia 2-0 Luxembourg (FT)

08:34 PM GMT

Half time

That is it for the first half and Wales lead 2-1 at the break.

08:32 PM GMT

GOAL! Pukki gets one back

Just before the break Finland have a goal back. The ball is played into Pukki by Pohjanpalo on the right-hand side of the box. Pukki shows calmness as he slots home past Ward. There was a quick VAR check for offside but Pukki was onside.

Teemu Pukki celebrates getting a goal back for Finland
Teemu Pukki (right) gets a goal back for Finland - Geoff Caddick/Getty Images

There are two added minutes.

08:30 PM GMT

44 minutes Wales 2 Finland 0

Finland have another free kick which they send in but Ward makes the catch. We are closing in on half time.

08:30 PM GMT

43 minutes Wales 2 Finland 0

Finland have a free kick which they will send into the Wales box. After a bit of head tennis inside Wales’ area the hosts are able to clear their line.

Iceland have come from 1-0 down to lead 2-1 at Israel.

08:28 PM GMT

41 minutes Wales 2 Finland 0

Iceland have equalised away at Israel and Greece are cruising against Kazakhstan as they lead 4-0 and it is not even half time.

08:26 PM GMT

GOAL! Williams scores stunner

What a finish. Wilson backheels it and Williams strikes it first time into the top right-hand corner. Top, top quality finish. Wales 2-0 up and look like they are heading one step closer to Euro 2024.

Neco Williams celebrates scoring Wales' second goal
Neco Williams (pictured) scores a stunning second goal for Wales - Paul Childs/Reuters

08:23 PM GMT

36 minutes Wales 1 Finland 0

Pukki has a big chance for Finland but he wastes the opportunity.

Down the other end Wales have a free-kick right on the edge of Finland box after Johnson was fouled.

08:21 PM GMT

33 minutes Wales 1 Finland 0

Wilson takes aim from distance but Hradecky makes the save.

08:20 PM GMT

31 minutes Wales 1 Finland 0

Over in Warsaw Estonia are down to 10 men so it is looking increasingly likely that Poland will be progressing.

08:16 PM GMT

29 minutes Wales 1 Finland 0

Johnson has an effort that is deflected onto the side netting but Wales will not have a corner as Johnson is penalised for a foul before his shot.

08:14 PM GMT

28 minutes Wales 1 Finland 0

Hakans has an effort from the penalty spot but he scuffs his effort. He retrieves it and backheels to Pohjanpalo, whose effort is blocked. Two big chances for the visitors.

08:12 PM GMT

26 minutes Wales 1 Finland 0

Williams sends in a cross from the left but it goes over the heads of all of his teammates in the centre of the box.

08:11 PM GMT

24 minutes Wales 1 Finland 0

Poland lead Estonia 1-0 in Warsaw so if that scoreline stays the same and Wales beat Finland, Wales will host Poland on Tuesday night for a place at Euro 2024.

08:09 PM GMT

22 minutes Wales 1 Finland 0

An inswinger is sent in but Wales head away.  Williams then breaks down the left and is fouled by Lod, who is the first man booked tonight.

08:08 PM GMT

20 minutes Wales 1 Finland 0

Finland have their first corner of the night but it is a waste as it is overhit. However Johnson commits a foul and Finland have a free-kick which they will send back into the Wales box.

08:07 PM GMT

17 minutes Wales 1 Finland 0

There have been two goals already in Greece, who are 2-0 up against Kazakhstan and look set to meet Georgia for a place at the Euros.

08:00 PM GMT

12 minutes Wales 1 Finland 0

Former Norwich striker Pukki is played in behind with a lofted ball but his volley is straight at Ward. He was onside.

Finland striker Teemu Pukki shoots towards goal
Finland trying to find an equaliser after falling behind early to Wales - Ryan Hiscott/Getty Images

Immediately down the other end Johnson is sent through one-on-one but his effort is straight at Hradecky. The ball falls to Wilson, who goes down wanting a penalty but that is never a foul. Even if Wales had scored there it would not have counted as the offside flag was up. Johnson was clearly offside.

07:57 PM GMT

10 minutes Wales 1 Finland 0

Big chance for Finland. A cross from the left is played to the back post and Alho heads it back across goal. It falls at the feet of Hakans, who blazes over. He should have done so much better there.

07:55 PM GMT

8 minutes Wales 1 Finland 0

Finland attempt a ball over the top of the Wales defence but Roberts gets a crucial touch and heads back to his goalkeeper Ward.

07:53 PM GMT

6 minutes Wales 1 Finland 0

Wales have slipped straight into fifth gear and that’s a fabulous moment for David Brooks, who came into this game with three goals and five assists in his last nine club appearances. There were some eyebrows raised at Rob Page’s decision to drop Kieffer Moore but the plan is working so far... sensational start. Cardiff is rocking.

07:50 PM GMT

GOAL! Brooks gives Wales early lead

Wales are ahead inside three minutes. Wilson’s attempt is saved well by Hradecky down to his left, but the rebound falls straight to Brooks, who makes no mistake and volleys home. Advantage Rob Page and Wales.

David Brooks scores Wales' opener
David Brooks (left) gives Wales early lead - Molly Darlington/Reuters

07:47 PM GMT

Kick off

We are under way at the Cardiff City Stadium. Both teams just two steps away from Euro 2024.

07:41 PM GMT

Kick off fast approaching

Both sides have emerged from the tunnel and we are just moments away from kick off at the Cardiff City Stadium. But first we have the anthems. First Finland, followed by Wales.

07:38 PM GMT

Reminder of the team news

Wales: Ward; Mepham, Rodon, B. Davies; Roberts, Ampadu, J. James, Williams; Wilson, Brooks, Johnson.

Substitutes: Hennessey, King, Fox, Dasilva, Sheehan, Savage, D. James, Matondo, Broadhead, Cullen, Moore, Ramsey.

Finland: Hradecky; Alho, Tenho, Ivanov, Peltola; Schuller, Kamara Lod, Hakans; Pohjanpalo, Pukki.

Substitutes: Joronen, Sinisalo, R. Jensen, Hoskonen, Suhonen, F. Jensen, Soiri, Kairinen, Antman, Uronen, Kallman, Niskanen.

07:32 PM GMT

Wales manager Rob Page speaking to S4C

“Every forward we have in the squad has got an argument to play, that’s been the most difficult decision for us. This is the best possible option to get us the result we need tonight.

“If we have to wait until later in the game, of course we will do. But we want to come out fast. We have shown against Croatia and Turkey, they were the best performances we had. When we play to our strengths, we look like a good team.

“It’s transition because of the legends that have gone before. Gareth, Joe Allen, but we have found some young players. We are introducing them slowly. It is a team in transition, but some of the boys have a lot of experience.”

07:29 PM GMT

Wales striker Sam Vokes on BBC Radio 5 Live

“I thought Kieffer Moore would have started tonight. I personally prefer Wales when we have that focal point up front and someone we can hit.

“Having said that, tonight we have pace in abundance and I think Finland will fear that.”

07:26 PM GMT

Home side preparing

07:17 PM GMT

What awaits

If Wales can beat Finland tonight and then either Poland or Estonia on Tuesday, they will qualify for the Euros. They would then take up a place in Group D with the Netherlands, Austria and France.

07:16 PM GMT

Former Wales striker Nathan Blake on BBC Radio 5 Live

“Tonight is massive for Wales, it’s the first of hopefully two back-to-back cup finals.

“This is a second chance for Wales and it’s due to the good work they’ve done in the Nations League previously.

“I expect Wales to take it and get over the line tonight.”

07:14 PM GMT

Home fans arriving

06:58 PM GMT

Games elsewhere

There are five other qualifying matches tonight, including Poland vs Estonia which Welsh fans will be keeping a close eye on. If Wales beat Finland tonight, they will face the winner of that match for a place at Euro 2024. Bosnia take on Ukraine, Israel play Iceland and Greece host Kazakhstan. Georgia have just beaten Luxembourg 2-0 so they will face either Greece or Kazakhstan for a place at the Euros.

06:51 PM GMT

Full team news

Wales make two changes from the 1-1 draw with Turkey in November. David Brooks returns in place of Nathan Broadhead. Chris Mepham returns from suspension in defence to take the place of Tom Lockyer, who continues his recovery from the cardiac arrest he suffered for Luton Town in December.

Wales: Ward; Mepham, Rodon, B. Davies; Roberts, Ampadu, J. James, Williams; Wilson, Brooks, Johnson.

Substitutes: Hennessey, King, Fox, Dasilva, Sheehan, Savage, D. James, Matondo, Broadhead, Cullen, Moore, Ramsey.

Finland captain Lukas Hradecky returns in goal, while there are starts for Leeds United midfielder Glen Kamara and former Norwich City striker Teemu Pukki, who now plays in the MLS for Minnesota United. Middlesbrough striker Marcus Forss is missing due to injury.

Finland: Hradecky; Alho, Tenho, Ivanov, Peltola; Schuller, Kamara Lod, Hakans; Pohjanpalo, Pukki.

Substitutes: Joronen, Sinisalo, R. Jensen, Hoskonen, Suhonen, F. Jensen, Soiri, Kairinen, Antman, Uronen, Kallman, Niskanen.

06:41 PM GMT

Wales team news

06:39 PM GMT

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06:32 PM GMT

Match preview

Qualification for Euro 2024 is at stake tonight at the Cardiff City Stadium as Wales host Finland in their play-off semi-final. The winner will then take on Poland or Estonia on Tuesday for a place at Euro 2024. Ahead of a crucial fixture, knowing that defeat will end their hopes of appearing at the Euros in the summer, Wales manager Robert Page has said his side are relaxed.

“There’s everything to play for but we’re fully prepared for it,” said Page. “It’s quite a relaxed environment and that’s not because we’re blasé about it or taking things for granted.

“We’re in good form at this moment in time, most of the squad are playing football for their clubs, training has been excellent.

Wales manager Rob Page speaking at a press conference
Wales manager Rob Page (pictured) is hoping to guide Wales to Euro 2024 - Nick Potts/PA

“We have gone through similar experiences with the pressure of the play-off situations against Austria and Ukraine [to qualify for the 2022 World Cup], and the difficulty surrounding that.

“We are all quite relaxed but not underestimating the challenge.”

Wales missed out on automatic qualification for the Euros after finishing behind Turkey and Croatia in their group. Finland also finished third their in their group, behind Denmark and Slovenia. They are looking to qualify for only their second major tournament, having featured at Euro 2020.

Wales captain Aaron Ramsey could be set to feature off the bench, having come off the bench for Cardiff last weekend after a calf injury. Wes Burns, Ben Cabango and Joe Low have withdrawn from the squad due to injury.

Tonight is the 16th time these sides have met in all competitions. Wales are unbeaten in their past four meetings with Finland, winning the past two competitive meetings in the Nations League in 2020. The last time the sides met was in September 2020, with the friendly ending in a 0-0 draw.

Team news to follow shortly.

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