Cymru U21

The campaign so far

An early goal from Brennan Johnson offered Paul Bodin's side the perfect start to the campaign against Belgium at the Racecourse in September 2019, and the side showed incredible character to hold onto their slender advantage and beat one of the teams expected to challenge at the top of the group.

However, Germany would arrive in Wrexham a few days later, and would have seen the previous match as a warning not to take the home side for granted. Despite Cymru creating a few early chances and Mark Harris converting from the penalty spot early in the second half, Germany proved to be far too strong, and eased to a 5-1 victory with the impressive Robin Hack helping himself to a hat-trick in the process. The side returned to action against Moldova in Orhei in October last year, but despite taking the lead through Nathan Broadhead, Alexandr Belousov scored either side of half-time to earn Moldova victory.

A month later, Cymru recovered with an impressive 1-0 win over Bosnia and Herzegovina as Liam Cullen scored the only goal of the game on 71 minutes. In fact it was a memorable day for Cymru at every level as the U19 squad qualified for the Elite round earlier that afternoon, and Ryan Giggs' senior side confirmed their place at EURO 2020 with a 2-0 win over Hungary in Cardiff that evening. However, the COVID-19 pandemic meant that the side would not return to action until September when Ševkija Resić scored the only goal for Bosnia and Herzegovina in Zenica to avenge the previous result in Wrexham. Last month, two goals from Albert Sambi Lokonga inspired Belgium to a convincing 5-0 win against a depleted Cymru side in Leuven to leave the side bottom of Group 9 ahead of the final two games against Moldova this evening and Germany on Tuesday.

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