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Wales are set to take on Gibraltar in a friendly on Wednesday night in the first international fixture between both sides.
Despite the historic nature of the fixture, Wales’s focus may well likely be on their crunch Euro 2024 qualifier against Croatia on Sunday. Rob Page’s side picked up a much-needed win against Latvia in October but remain fourth in Group D.
Gibraltar have endured a torrid international campaign in 2023, with Julio Ribas’ side winless in six since the turn of the year and yet to score in any fixture. With their Euro 2024 hopes already over, they will eye up a famous victory on away soil and their first victory since a 1-0 win against Andorra in November 2022.
Here’s everything you need to know ahead of Wednesday’s fixture.
What time is Wales vs Gibraltar?
The match will kick off at 19:45pm BST on Wednesday 11 October at the Stok Racecourse in Wrexham
How can I watch it?
Wednesday’s match will be able to be watched on a number of different channels with both S4C and Viaplay Sports 1 broadcasting the fixture. Viewers can also stream the action via BBC iPlayer and S4C Online.
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What is the team news?
Page has said he will use this friendly as a “perfect opportunity” to give some youngsters a chance and rest key players ahead of the game against Croatia later in the international break. That could mean a senior debut for the likes of 21-year-old Joe Low, who has replaced the injured Ben Cabango in the squad. David Brooks may also be in line for a return to the startling XI having scored off the bench against Latvia in last month’s Euro 2024 qualifier.
Gibraltar face the Republic of Ireland in a Euro 2024 qualifier later in the week but will likely field a full-strength team as they look to pull off a shock upset in Wrexham.
Wales: Davies; Low, Lockyer, B.Davies; Roberts, James, Levitt, Beck; Brooks, Broadhead; Bradshaw
Gibraltar: Coleing; Olivero, Britto, R.Chipolina, Mouelhi; Jolley, Sergeant; Ronan, Pozo, Walker; De Barr
Even with a rotated starting lineup, Page’s Welsh side should be far too strong for Gibraltar in front of what is likely to be a lively atmosphere at the Stok Racecourse. Wales 3-0 Gibraltar.
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