FIFA World Cup predictions from the S4C team

18 November 2022

At around five to seven on Monday 21 November, Hen Wlad Fy Nhadau will be heard at a World Cup for the first time since 1958.

By stepping onto the field at the Ahmad bin Ali Stadium, the Welsh players will emulate Jimmy Murphy's heroes as they represent their country in the world's biggest football championship.

Every Wales game will be shown live on S4C - the home of Welsh football, with the channel turning red to mark this historic occasion.

With just days before the start of the World Cup, we caught up with the S4C World Cup team to get their predictions for the competition.

This is what Dylan Ebenezer, Sioned Dafydd, Gwennan Harries, Owain Tudur Jones and Malcolm Allen had to say:

Dylan Ebenezer

Which players are you most looking forward to seeing at this year's World Cup?

Dylan: Lionel Messi.

Sioned: I have a ticket to see Argentina v Mexico and I can't wait to see Lionel Messi play!

Gwennan: Gavi and Pedri for Spain. Stars of the future.

OTJ: Neymar.

Malcolm: Julian Alvarez for Argentina. A young lad who plays for Man City, who can score and create goals.

Sioned Dafydd

Who will be Wales' outstanding performer and will be the unsung hero?

Dylan: Brennan Johnson will shine and Ben Davies will our unsung hero.

Sioned: Brennan Johnson and Dan James.

Gwennan: Brennan Johnson and Ben Davies.

OTJ: Brennan Johnson and Joe Rodon.

Malcolm: Aaron Ramsey will be our brightest spark, I think this will be the perfect stage for him. And Joe Rodon will be our unsung hero at the back.

Who will be Wales' top scorer?

Dylan: Gareth Bale.

Sioned: Gareth Bale.

Gwennan: Aaron Ramsey.

OTJ: Gareth Bale.

Malcolm: Big Kieffer Moore.

Gwennan Harries

Wales, USA, England and Iran – which two teams make it out of group B?

Dylan: Iran will be tough, but Wales and England, for me.

Sioned: England top, Wales second.

Gwennan: A very close group, but England first with Wales second.

OTJ: England and Wales.

Malcolm: Wales and England.

Owain Tudur Jones

Who will claim the golden boot at the 2022 World Cup?

Dylan: Kylian Mbappe.

Sioned: Karim Benzema.

Gwennan: Ronaldo or Karim Benzema.

OTJ: Kylian Mbappe.

Malcolm: Lionel Messi.

Who are your dark horses to do well in the World Cup?

Dylan: Japan.

Sioned: Japan.

Gwennan: Iran will give someone a shock.

OTJ: Denmark.

Malcolm: The Netherlands.

Malcolm Allen

Who will win the World Cup?

Dylan: Brazil.

Sioned: Brazil.

Gwennan: Portugal.

OTJ: Portugal.

Malcolm: Argentina…but maybe not if Wales make the final.

2022 FIFA World Cup: USA v Wales

Monday 21 November, 6.00pm

Live on S4C, S4C Clic and BBC iPlayer

A BBC Wales production for S4C

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