Wales vs Macedonia – Match preview and team news

Injury-hit Wales aim to move off the bottom of Group A when they take on Macedonia, in what is effectively dead rubber.

However, manager Chris Coleman is under pressure to get results after seeing his side lose six of their eight World Cup qualifiers thus far, and with a challenging trip to Belgium coming up, the former Fulham boss has admitted that his future in the job could be on the line if they fail to win either of the two games.

His squad has been ravaged by injuries, with 10 regulars in the team all missing out including captain Ashley Williams, the world’s most expensive player, Gareth Bale, and midfielder Joe Allen. This has led to a group of inexperienced players being called up in their place, ensuring that Aaron Ramsey’s role in the team becomes even more pivotal.

Macedonia sit a point ahead of Wales in fifth place, and came out on top when the two sides met in Skopje in September. It will be a game that Wales will be expecting to win, although the depletion of the team has made their task a lot harder. And after this qualifying campaign comes to an end, they will be without Craig Bellamy, with this being his penultimate international appearance.

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