Wales’ relegation from League A was confirmed as Rob Page’s side suffered a 1-0 defeat to Poland at the Cardiff City Stadium to finish bottom of Group A3 in the Nations League.
The Red Dragons knew that solely a win would do for them previous to the match in the event that they wanted to keep away from dropping down to League B, with Poland starting the day sitting three points above them in the group standings.
The first period was characterised by strong challenges flying in from either side and some defensive lapses by Wales, one in all which nearly cost them a goal. Wayne Hennessey nearly let the ball cross his line after a poor contact from a back move, but the Welsh goalkeeper recovered in the nick of time to save himself from embarrassment.
Czesław Michniewicz’s Poland side then acquired themselves a significant goal to take the lead in the 57th minute, as Karol Swiderski capped off an excellent team move to finish Robert Lewandowski’s deft flick into his path past Hennessey.
Wales manager Page responded by making some attacking substitutions, but the Red Dragons were unable to find the equaliser they wanted, regardless of going close on a couple of events with Gareth Bale striking the bar in stoppage-time.
The remaining whistle signalled that their relegation to League B was formally confirmed as Wales completed their Nations League campaign without a win from their six group matches.
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