Euro 2020 qualifiers – Paul Dummett reveals why he snubbed Wales and what the future holds

Paul Dummett has revealed injuries played a significant part in his decision to snub Wales. The Newcastle United defender has put in some strong showings in the Premier League, putting in a Man of the Match performance. The community who love their favorite team can book Wales Euro Cup Tickets.

Ryan Giggs was hoping to capitalize on that strong early form by including Dummett in his squad for the crucial Euro Cup 2020 qualifiers. These qualifiers are with Azerbaijan and Belarus. He claimed the player had opted not to be involved in order to focus on his club career.

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Paul Dummett revealed injuries played a significant part in his decision to snub Wales – Euro 2020 qualifiers

“I spoke to Paul and he really wanted to concentrate on club football,” said Giggs.

He felt that he’s had a lot of hamstring problems so he just felt he wanted to make sure he was fit for Newcastle. That was it really. Dummett has won five caps for the national side. He wants to focus on his club career in a bid to gain a new contract at Newcastle.

“I’ve got center-halves who are playing, and I was considering him for that center-half position, but it’s not a problem.”

“It was obviously a difficult decision because playing for your country is an honor,” he told the Chronicle.

But I have had my fair share of injuries over time. I just felt that coming at this time of my career. I want to play for Newcastle and earn a new contract here.

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Dummett said I don’t know when my international career is over – Euro 2020 qualifiers

“My main focus is to be fit playing for Newcastle and stay here for the rest of my career.”

And when asked if his international career is now over, Dummett said I don’t know. We will have to see what happens in the future. I have to see with the age I am at and the stage of my career. It made sense for now. I want to be fit and playing well for Newcastle. that is my main priority.

“Being here and playing well for Newcastle will only help my situation and help me play longer.”

Dummett made his Wales debut against Holland in June 2014. He went on to make himself unavailable for the national team. He is being disappointed at the lack of action he was given under Chris Coleman. It’s that lack of action, as well as his axing from the Euro 2016 squad.

Dummett chose not to be involved with Wales for their games against Azerbaijan and Belarus- Euro 2020 qualifiers

It is believed to have dampened Dummett’s enthusiasm for pulling the red shirt on. Boyhood club Newcastle overtaking his country as his most pressing priority. And having turned down the chance to be in the Wales set-up for a second time. Many believe it is now the end of Dummett’s international career.

Sources close to the player insist he hasn’t yet closed the door on international football. Dummett and Giggs are believed to still be on good terms. Wales boss could well be open to recalling the player should he prove his commitment to the cause.

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Euro 2020 qualifiers – A Crucial Autumn for Wales

With the opening fixtures in the Euro Cup 2020 qualifying campaign having brought just three points from a possible nine. Wales knows that the home tie with Azerbaijan on 6th September is a true must-win fixture. The community who love their favorite team can book Wales Euro Cup Tickets.

Already fourth in a five-team group, Wales would have too much to do. If Wales can’t take all 3 points at Cardiff City Stadium next month there is a huge disappointment for them. Already, the odds on Wales winning the group have lengthened and they now stand as third-favorites to end as group winners.

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Euro 2020 qualifiers – Wales knows that the match with Azerbaijan is a true must win fixture

Croatia, who beat Wales in June, are now odds on to win Group E. Slovakia, Hungary, and Wales are all considered to have roughly equal chances of finishing as runners-up. Of course, Wales do have home games to come against Croatia and Hungary.  Wins in those fixtures could dramatically alter the look of the group.

October 2019 may prove to be the critical month for Welsh hopes. With the Croatia game at Cardiff City Stadium on 13th October preceded by a tricky match away to Slovakia 3 days earlier. The confidence that surrounded Wales following their Euro 2016 successes has cooled now.

Disappointment in the World Cup qualifiers and a moderate start to the current campaign mean that the euphoria has been given a reality check. Moreover, Ryan Giggs is to an extent still on trial with the Welsh fans. Chris Coleman’s legacy was a fine squad, imbued with great team spirit, and an expert backroom approach.

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Giggs hopes that Ramsey’s move abroad will restore him to influential best.- Euro 2020 qualifiers

But it also brought massive levels of expectation, the fans have put all the pre-2014 disappointments firmly behind them. Some key members of the vintage 2016 squad having passed their peak. Giggs has to hope that Aaron Ramsey’s move abroad will restore him to his influential best.

Banking on a crop of exciting young talent to fill the gaps left by the heroes of the last Euros. Equally significant could be the loss of right-hand man Osian Roberts. Osian Robert’s importance to the national team management set-up may only be fully appreciated in retrospect.

With Roberts having admitted he was upset not to get the top job, manager Giggs and his employers need positive results in the forthcoming qualifying matches.

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Wales are just two wins away from Euro Cup 2020 qualification

Ryan Giggs admitted Wales are now relying on others in their bid to qualify for Euro Cup 2020. Back-to-back defeats to Croatia and Hungary severely hampered the Red Dragons’ hopes of reaching next year’s summer tournament. The community who love their favorite team can book Wales Euro Cup Tickets.

The inaugural Nations League could yet come to Wales’ rescue if their struggles in Group E continue. They could yet be only two wins away from qualifying for the Euros. Here’s the whole complicated situation explained in full. From League A England, Netherlands, Portugal, Switzerland.

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Winger Gareth Frank Bale is celebrating after scoring a goal – Euro 2020 qualifiers

From League B Bosnia, Denmark, Sweden, Ukraine and from League C Finland, Norway, Serbia, Scotland and from League D Belarus, Georgia, Kosovo, Macedonia. All of the sides named above could qualify for Euro Cup 2020 via the traditional route.

This meaning play-off places would then be up for grabs for countries like Wales who didn’t top their Nations League groups. If any of the 16 teams listed above reach Euro Cup 2020 via the usual format, their play-off place will be allocated to the next best-ranked team in the same league.

So using Wales’ Nations League group as an example, if Bosnia qualifies through the regular system, their play-off place will go to Russia. If the Russians also qualify, it would then go to Austria, and if they also qualified, it would then go to Wales, and so on. Wales could actually end up playing in either the League A or League B play-offs.

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Euro Cup 2020 qualifiers – Wales are now relying on others to qualify for the main round

It depends on which sides qualify from each one via the usual Euros route. Crucially, Giggs’ team will be guaranteed a play-off spot if at least three of the following six sides do qualify ‘normally’. These sides are Bosnia, Denmark, Sweden, Ukraine, Russia, and Austria.

The reason for this is that Wales is currently ranked 19th out of the 55 UEFA sides. Wales is following the conclusion of the inaugural Nations League group stage. It means they are three places behind the quartet of Bosnia, Denmark, Sweden, and Ukraine. These were the four group winners from the four League B pots.

So if 3 or more of the above-mentioned sides qualify in the traditional manner, UEFA will be able to allocate a play-off spot to Wales due to their position in the rankings.

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Giggs Names 26 Players In Wales Squad – Euro 2020 qualifiers

Championship club Bristol City center-back and Cymru captain Ashely Williams is not included in the squad for Euro Cup 2020 qualifiers. He concentrates on securing a club contract for the new season. Defender Joe Rodon being called up in his place. The community who love their favorite team can book Wales Euro Cup Tickets.

The uncapped duo of Lincoln City midfielder who plays on loan from Bristol City Joe Morrell and Wigan striker Kiefer Moore. Meanwhile, Aaron Ramsey returns to the squad following his move to Juventus. Giggs pleased to see him come through a recent pre-season match on his return from injury with the Italian outfit. Giggs is in Llangrannog.

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Euro Cup 2020 qualifier – Ramsey withdraws from Wales squad

He will speak to the media about his squad ahead of visiting the iconic Urdd Centre. Generations of Welsh children have spent their summers there. The squad includes Goalkeepers which are Wayne Hennessey of Premier League club Crystal Palace and  Danny Ward of Premier League club Leicester City.

Ward has also previously played for Liverpool and Wrexham as well as having loan spells at Tamworth, Morecambe, and Aberdeen. Adam Davies Championship club Stoke City. Davies began his career with Sheffield Wednesday after previously playing in the Everton Academy. Chris Gunter of Championship club Reading and  Ben Davies of Tottenham Hotspur.

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Euro Cup 2020 qualifiersWales players hopes to give best performance

Defenders list of Euro Cup 2020 qualifiers also includes Neil Taylor of Aston Villa. Connor Roberts of Swansea City, Ethan Ampadu of RB Leipzig who is on loan from Chelsea. Chris Mepham of Bournemouth, Tom Lockyer of Charlton Athletic, James Lawrence of Anderlecht, Joe Rodon of Swansea City also named for the squad of Euro Cup 2020 qualifiers.

Midfielders for the squad of Euro Cup 2020 qualifiers include Aaron Ramsey of Juventus, Joe Allen of Stoke City and Jonny Williams of Charlton. This also includes Harry Wilson of Bournemouth who plays on loan from Liverpool, Matthew Smith of QPR who plays on loan from Manchester City, Daniel James of Manchester United, Will Vaulks of Cardiff City.

Forwards include Joe Morrell, Gareth Bale, Sam Vokes, Tom Lawrence, Ben Woodburn, Ryan Hedges, and Kiefer Moore.

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Euro 2020 qualifiers – Aaron Ramsey withdraws from Wales squad for Azerbaijan, Belarus matches

Wales’s midfielder Aaron Ramsey has withdrawn from the football national squad for the upcoming 2020 European Tournament qualifier against Azerbaijan and an international friendly with Belarus next month. Sports enthusiasts from around the world can purchase Wales Euro Cup Tickets online to the witness live performance of Euro Cup 2020.

Aaron Ramsey, who closed a free transfer from Premier League side Arsenal to Serie A club Juventus in the close season, has yet to make his aggressive debut for the defending league champions after playing 20 mints in a pre-season friendly.

The national team did not give a valid reason for Ramsey’s absence, but the 28 years old player was suffering from a hamstring injury that sidelined him in the final weeks of last season.

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Euro 2020 qualifiers – Aaron Ramsey withdraws from Wales squad for Azerbaijan, Belarus matches

The team said, “Aaron Ramsey has withdrawn from the Cymru squad for the coming matches against Azerbaijan and Belarus. Dylan Levitt boosts up from the Under-21s to swap him”.

Aaron Ramsey looks improbable to make his competitive debut for Juventus against Napoli on Saturday after withdrawing from the Wales national squad for the Euro 2020 qualifier which will be played against Azerbaijan next month.

The midfielder has a small muscular wound and was left out of his new side’s squad that beat Parma 1-0 last Saturday.

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Euro 2020 qualifiers – Aaron Ramsey withdraws from Wales squad for Azerbaijan, Belarus matches

Wales host Azerbaijan a week on Friday with little room for error after repeated defeats away to Hungary and Croatia left them a second-place from the bottom of Group E, three points aimless of second-placed Slovakia, whom they beat in their group opener at Cardiff Stadium in March.

Levitt, 18, is a Manchester United academy graduate young boy who has played for Wales’ youth teams but not yet for the senior side.

Wales is currently the fourth position in Group E of the qualifiers after three games. They host Azerbaijan on 6 September before a friendly at home against Belarus on 9 September 2019.

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Ryan Giggs pleased Gareth Bale’s Real Madrid future is decided

Welsh manager Ryan Giggs is happy that Gareth Bale’s “strange situation” regarding his future at Real Madrid seems to be resolved. Sports enthusiasts from around the world can purchase the Wales Euro Cup Tickets online to enjoy its stunning performances.

A little over three weeks ago, Bale was about to complete a shock transfer on the Chinese side Jiangsu Suning. Everything seemed in order, the director of Real, Zinedine Zidane, confirming that an agreement was concluded.

Welsh manager Ryan Giggs is happy that Gareth Bale's "strange situation" regarding his future at Real Madrid seems to be resolved.
Ryan Giggs pleased Gareth Bale’s Real Madrid future is decided

But Los Blancos then stunned everyone by withdrawing from an agreement at the last minute. With no other choice, Zidane had announced last weekend that Bale “would stay” after his role in the club’s 3-1 win against Celta Vigo.

And someone particularly happy about the announcement of the French is none other than Giggs. The Manchester United icon spoke at a press conference on Thursday after appointing Basel as one of its 26 players for Euro 2020 qualifying next month.

“I kept in touch with him to see if he was fine,” said Giggs, according to SportStar.

“It was a strange situation, but I hope everything is settled now. Gareth stays and plays games. “It’s obviously positive for the moment, I’m really happy with the situation and I can not wait to meet.”

Welsh manager Ryan Giggs is happy that Gareth Bale's "strange situation" regarding his future at Real Madrid seems to be resolved.
Ryan Giggs pleased Gareth Bale’s Real Madrid future is decided

However, Giggs would not have ended his international career, even though he had gone to China.

“It would not have been ideal,” said Giggs. “It’s a preference for your players to be in Europe with different travel calendars, but I’ve always chosen it.”

Wales will certainly hope that Basel will continue its good start to next month’s meetings with Azerbaijan and Belarus at home.

The first against Azerbaijan is crucial, as the victory in Cardiff is a must for Wales. Currently, they are in second place in Group E and three points behind Slovakia.

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Ryan Giggs on Gareth Bale’s ‘strange’ Real Madrid condition and his judgement on Man Utd’s ‘fantastic’ Daniel James

Giggs has spoken about the Wales pair after announcing his squad for the games against Azerbaijan and Belarus. Ryan Giggs admits he’s pleased Gareth Bale has forced his way back into the first-team reckoning at Real Madrid following his failed move to China. The community who love their favorite team can book Wales Euro Cup Tickets.

Zinedine Zidane openly stated that he was keen for the Welshman to leave the Spanish capital in the summer. Bale was on the brink of a £1m-a-week move to the Chinese Super League outfit Jiangsu Suning. Although the switch collapsed at the final hurdle.

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Ryan Giggs admits he’s pleased from Gareth Bale – Euro 2020 qualifiers

The 30-year-old pulled out of his side’s pre-season trip to Munich following his failed transfer to China. He has since returned to action with the La Liga giants and played in his side’s 3-1 win over Celta Vigo . Giggs has revealed he kept in touch with Bale during the course of his turbulent summer on the continent.

“I’m really pleased with the situation at the moment and looking forward to him meeting up,” said Giggs.

You can’t take anything for granted in football because it can change quite quickly. Giggs admits Bale’s situation in Spain didn’t quite look right in the summer, with fans and the Spanish media among those to turn on the Welshman. But the 45-year-old is pleased that Bale’s plight at the club level has now been resolved.

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Wales winger for Euro 2020 qualifiers Daniel James scored on his Premier League debut for the Red Devils

“Everyone thought it didn’t quite look right but now it looks like they have sorted their differences out and he’s playing,” he added.

Daniel James was one man who did secure a move in the summer. The winger joining Manchester United from Swansea City for a fee of £15m that could rise to £18m with add-ons. The 21-year-old scored on his Premier League debut for the Red Devils against Chelsea.

He made his first start for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side against Wolves. Wale’s manager gave James his international debut against Albania in November. Wale’s manager is thrilled with the way the winger has started life at Old Trafford. You can go through a bad time and then score a fluky goal and everything turns around.

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Ryan Giggs said about Gareth that he needs to work hard – Euro 2020 qualifying

You have to work hard as I said about Gareth. When you do that usually good things happen.I kept in touch with him, not every day but just to see if he was all right. It’s obviously positive at the moment.He played at the weekend and did really well and it looks like he’s staying now. I’ve always said he’s at a fantastic club but probably a couple of weeks ago we wouldn’t have seen this situation.

“It was a strange situation but hopefully now it’s sorted out, Gareth stays and he plays games.”

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Steve Cooper: Swansea defender Joe Rodon fit for Wales

Joe Rodon is ready to go to Wales if Ryan Giggs needs him, according to Steve Cooper, Swansea City Director. Sports enthusiasts from around the world can purchase Wales Euro Cup Tickets online to enjoy its stunning performances.

Wales boss Giggs names his team on Wednesday for the Euro 2020 qualifier against Azerbaijan on 6 September. Giggs lacks central defenders playing regularly for their clubs, but Rodon started all three of Swansea’s undefeated championship games.

“On the basis of his selection, Wales will recruit a player in top shape and form,” Cooper said.

Joe Rodon is ready to go to Wales if Ryan Giggs needs him, according to Steve Cooper, Swansea City Director.
Steve Cooper: Swansea defender Joe Rodon fit for Wales

Rodon, 21, was involved in previous Welsh teams but did not play. Captain Ashley Williams, Chris Mepham of Bournemouth and James Lawrence of Anderlecht shared central defense duties during the June defeats in Croatia and Hungary.

Williams, who will join Bristol City, and Lawrence, have not played this season yet as Mepham was on the bench for Bournemouth’s victory at Aston Villa on August 17th. Rodon has played every minute of the Swansea Championship campaign to date.

“Joe is a great player for us and he had a great start to the season,” said Cooper. “What’s exciting with Joe is that he’s only going to get better, and he’s taken great responsibility with and without a ball.

Joe Rodon is ready to go to Wales if Ryan Giggs needs him, according to Steve Cooper, Swansea City Director.
Steve Cooper: Swansea defender Joe Rodon fit for Wales

“If he starts to succeed for both Wales and us, I would not be surprised. “If he continues as he is, I am sure that good things will happen with us and certainly also at the international level.”

Cooper was the under-17 coach in England when he won the World Cup in 2017 and would not be afraid if Rodon was launched in the match against Azerbaijan.

“Coming from international football … It’s a real bonus to have so many players playing that often,” he said. “It’s probably very useful to him if he’s selected, he’s playing for us right now at a full game, at a very good level.”

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Ryan Giggs says Daniel James medical has not troubled Wales provisions – Euro 2020 qualifiers

Wales’s manager Ryan Giggs insists Daniel James’ move to Manchester United has not disrupted preparations for their Euro Cup 2020 qualifier against Croatia. James was at United’s Carrington training ground on morning ahead of his transfer from Swansea. The community who love their favorite team can book Wales Euro Cup Tickets.

He transferred from Swansea just hours before Wales flew to Osijek for meeting with the World Cup finalists. The 21-year-old winger is set to complete the switch, which is understood to be in the region of £18million. It including add-ons, next week after Wales’ Euro Cup 2020 qualifier in Hungary.

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Daniel James move to Manchester United has not disrupted preparations for Euro Cup 2020 qualifier

“We had a relaxed day, That’s how we structured the week, to get the work in early and then Thursday was just a case of going through a few things,” Giggs said when asked if James’ United missed training due to medical issue.

Giggs was clear last week that he did not want any of his players involved in contract talks with clubs. He said this because of Wales’ Euro 2020 double-header with Croatia and Hungary. Giggs said at his press-match conference in Osijek that you have to be flexible because you don’t want things weighing on players’ minds.

So if it’s sorted it’s better for us and for the player as well. He’s fine and he’s trained well. Obviously, after the terrible news of the recent death of his father Kevan. we had to be flexible. A lot has gone on over the last 10 days. Dan has been fine around the group.

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Manchester United completes deal with Daniel James after Euro Cup 2020 qualifiers

“We’ll have to see whether he starts for us but, if it (transfer) does happen then United are getting an exciting player that I know that Man United fans will get behind and enjoy watching.”

Giggs confirmed at Osijek that Ben Davies is available for both Euro Cup 2020 qualifiers after his groin surgery was deferred It had been previously thought that the Tottenham full-back would only play against Croatia.

Croatia has never lost a Euro Cup qualifier at home since their first match in the competition in 1994. They have also won 23 home games in all competitions. Wales also has to contend with the fierce heat in Osijek. The temperature expected to be around 30 degrees when the game kicks-off at local time.

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Daniel James plays an important role for Wales in Euro Cup 2020 qualifiers

“It’s hard to prepare,” Giggs said.

The weather wasn’t quite like this in Wrexham. We went to Portugal for some heat and the breeze cooled it down a little bit. We’ve got to make the right preparations and give the players the right information on hydrating.

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Euro 2020 qualification – How good are Croatia and Hungary, where Wales can exploit them

Wales arise against Hungary and Croatia in the coming days and Ryan Giggs’ men will be watching to continue their winning start to their Euro 2020 qualifying campaign. Sports enthusiasts from around the world can purchase Wales Euro Cup Tickets online to the witness live performance of Euro Cup 2020.

Who are their opponents in Group E and how can they qualify for Euro 2020?

As it stands Wales are in a qualifying group with Croatia, Hungary, Azerbaijan, and Slovakia. They have only played one match so far, beating Slovakia 1-0 back in March thanks to Dan James’ fantastic attack. It means Giggs’ side at this time sit second in Group E on three points, forward of their next opponents Croatia.

Euro 2020 qualification – How good are Croatia and Hungary, where Wales can exploit them
Euro 2020 qualification – How good are Croatia and Hungary, where Wales can exploit them

The World Cup runners-up have suffered a mixed start to their qualifying campaign, beating Azerbaijan 1-0 in their opening match but falling to a shock 2-1 defeat to Hungary on the second day of the match.

Wales are the only team however to lose in the group, but they and Azerbaijan have only played one match each whereas the other sides have played twice. Wales’ position could be even boosted if the other teams in Group E can do them goodwill.

Since their loss to France in the 2018 World Cup Final, Zlatko Dalic’s team have not observed themselves and many of their star names have underachieved.

There was an awkward 6-0 downfall to Spain in their first UEFA Nations League match, followed by a draw and a loss to Gareth Southgate’s England side. As a result, they were downgraded from Nations League A from Group 1 to Group 2.

Euro 2020 qualification – How good are Croatia and Hungary, where Wales can exploit them
Euro 2020 qualification – How good are Croatia and Hungary, where Wales can exploit them

But, they boast the likes of Ballon d’Or holder Luka Modric and Champions League winner Ivan Rakitic, who are always talented at changing a game by themselves.

The squad is not young, though; 13 of the 23 scorers named in the squad against Wales are over the age of 25, related to the 10 out of 28 players named in squared for Wales. Dalic confirmed last week that both Rakitic and Ante Rebic will miss the encounter, but they are not short of depth.

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