Six current Wales stars played for England youth sides including Brennan Johnson

Wales go into their game against England knowing that even a victory might not be enough to secure World Cup progression – but might be aided in their own job by inside knowledge.

Six players called up to play for Wales in the last year have had experience wearing the shirt of the Three Lions, with three of those in the squad to face England.

Daily Star Sport have taken a look at those that might be able to shed some insight into the English system, including one who pledged to knock Gareth Southgate's men out.

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Ethan Ampadu

Ethan Ampadu of Chelsea made one appearance for England at under 16 level before changing his allegiance, since making 39 senior caps for Wales.

His senior bow came after eight displays at two Welsh youth levels, with his club career taking him on loan to Italy with first Venezia and Spezia.

The 22-year-old started against both the United States and Iran before being brought off – and will be keen to play a part as he takes on some familiar faces with England.

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Brennan Johnson

Brennan Johnson has made 17 appearances for Wales since making his debut in 2020, which came three years after he wore the shirt of England.

The Nottingham-born forward played six times for England's under 16s and once for their under 17s, then progressing into the Wales under 19s and 21s.

Johnson came off the bench for Rob Page's side in both of their group games so far – and will have hopes of making his first World Cup start on Tuesday.

Kieffer Moore

England-born Wales star Kieffer Moore has admitted that he "can't wait" to knock the Three Lions out of the World Cup – six years after wearing their shirt in his first ever international.

Moore told BBC Sport: "It would be amazing" to knock out England – and that he "can't wait" to do so ahead of their meeting on November 29 at the Al Rayyan Stadium.

That stance comes six years after he earned an England C cap against Estonia in 2016 during his time in non-league, which he has now dismissed.

Notable mentions to those who have been called up for Wales in the past year but didn't make the World Cup squad come for Rabbi Matondo, Tom King and Jordan James.

Matondo, who was born in Liverpool, has 11 caps to his name, with both King and James opting for Wales instead of England but yet to make senior bows.

James played for three Wales youth groups before lining up for England's under 20s, then choosing Wales at senior level this year.


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