Wales squad announcement

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Sion Richards

Sion Richards

Tuesday, 25 Aug 2020, 12:01

Hal Robson-Kanu returns from international retirement as Neco Williams (Liverpool) and Ben Cabango (Swansea) join the first time squad for the UEFA Nations League matches against Finland and Bulgaria.

  • – Neco Williams and Ben Cabango join the squad for the first time
  • – Hal Robson-Kanu and David Brooks return to the squad
  • – Finland v Wales (03/09) and Bulgaria v Wales (06/09) live on S4C

Ryan Giggs has named his squad to face Finland and Bulgaria in the opening matches of the UEFA Nations League in September.

The big news is that Euro 2016 hero, Hal Robson-Kanu returns to the squad after retiring from international football in 2018.

Robson-Kanu had a successful season with West Bromwich Albion in the Championship netting 10 goals and helping the team to promotion to the English Premier League.

Robson Kanu has already won 42 caps for Wales, scoring on five occasions – including the memorable ‘Cruyff turn’ goal against Belgium in Euro 2016.

David Brooks returns after a season full of injuries for Bournemouth.

The winger has already won 12 caps and scored once against Croatia in Osijek in the Euro 2020 qualifying matches.

Joining the squad will be two talented young defenders, Neco Williams and Ben Cabango.

Williams has already won eight caps for the under-19 team and is joining the first team for the first time. This comes after he impressed in Liverpool’s first team as they captured the English Premier League championship.

Another in the main squad for the first time is Swansea central defender Ben Cabango.

Cabango had a loan spell with The New Saints in 2018/19 before establishing himself in Swansea’s first team last season and successfully finishing in the Championship play-off positions.

Wales will travel to Finland for their opening match in the Uefa League of Nations on Thursday 3 September, before welcoming Bulgaria to Cardiff City Stadium on Sunday 6 September, with both matches live on S4C.

Wales squad to face Finland and Bulgaria

Goalkeepers

Wayne Hennessey – Crystal Palace

Danny Ward – Leicester City

Adam Davies – Stoke City

Defenders

Chris Gunter –

Ashley Williams –

Ben Davies -Tottenham Hotspur

Connor Roberts – Swanesa City

Tom Lockyer – Charlton Athletic

Ethan Ampadu – Chelsea

James Lawrence – R.S.C Anderlecht

Ben Cabango – Swansea City

Neco Williams – Liverpool

Midfield

Aaron Ramsey – Juventus

Jonathan Williams – Charlton Athletic

Harry Wilson – Liverpool

David Brooks -A.F.C Bournemouth

Matthew Smith – Manchester City

Daniel James -Manchester United

Will Vaulks – Cardiff City

Joe Morrell -Bristol City

Dylan Levitt – Manchester United

Forwards

Gareth Bale – Real Madrid

Hal Robson-Kanu -West Bromwich Albion

Tyler Roberts -Leeds United

Rabbi Matondo -Schalke

Kiefer Moore -Cardiff City