Wales predicted lineup vs England - World Cup

Henry Burt
Rob Page will need to pull out the big guns if Wales are to qualify
Rob Page will need to pull out the big guns if Wales are to qualify / Robbie Jay Barratt - AMA/GettyImages
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Wales' Group B campaign at the World Cup draws to a close on Tuesday as the Dragons take on England at the Ali bin Ahmed Stadium.

It has been a tough group for Rob Page's side, who laboured to a draw with the US before succumbing to a late 2-0 defeat at the hands of Iran.

It will take a miracle if Wales are to make it out of Group B, but that won't stop them giving it everything they've got to stop their first World Cup since 1958 ending at the group stage.

Here's how Wales could line up on Tuesday.


Wales predicted lineup vs England - World Cup

1. Wales (3-5-2)

GK: Danny Ward - Drafted in following Wayne Hennessey's red card against Iran, Ward will look to carry his improved form for Leicester into the World Cup.

CB: Chris Mepham - Wales have looked defensively shaky so far, but it's hard to see them deviating from their established back 3 for this match.

CB: Joe Rodon - Established in the starting XI and possessing a bond with Ben Davies, Rodon is likely to keep his place.

CB: Ben Davies - One of Wales' better performers in this World Cup, Davies will need to deliver the perfect performance to deal with the threat of Bukayo Saka.

RWB: Connor Roberts - With Chris Gunter lacking dynamism and Dan James lacking defensive nous, Roberts seems the most sensible choice down Wales' right flank.

CM: Joe Allen - Aaron Ramsey has looked severely off the pace in Qatar. With Allen making his return from injury against Iran, could Page hand the Welsh Xavi a start here?

CM: Ethan Ampadu - Ampadu has fought admirably for Wales at this World Cup and deserves to keep his place- but he needs support in midfield.

CM: Harry Wilson - The inclusion of Allen could help to balance Wales' midfield and provide Wilson with more opportunities to roam forward.

LWB: Neco Williams - Williams is a right-sided player by trade, but a lack of options on the flanks means the Nottingham Forest man is likely to start on the left once again.

ST: Gareth Bale - He's not been at his best so far in Qatar, but Bale is still the most talented player in this squad and is all but certain to start.

ST: Kieffer Moore - Changed the game against the US and could be vital to Wales' chances of causing chaos in the English back line with his strength and aerial dominance.

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