This was a deeply unedifying evening for Wales, a frankly embarrassing evisceration that could quite feasibly have lasting ramifications. A shock defeat by Armenia, a country sandwiched between Kyrgyzstan and Belarus in the Fifa rankings, 71 places below them, represents a significant setback to Wales’s hopes of reaching Euro 2024.
It was a dire performance and an ignominious result, the kind that had shades of those sore losses to Moldova, North Macedonia and Cyprus that supporters thought were consigned to yesteryear. Just as in Nicosia in October 2007, this was a desperate Group D Euro 2024 qualifying defeat and it remains to be seen quite how damaging it will be on their chances of reaching a third successive major tournament.
Written by Ben Fisher at Cardiff City Stadium
This news first appeared on https://www.theguardian.com/football/2023/jun/16/wales-armenia-euro-2024-qualifying-match-report under the title “Ranos’ double hits Wales’ Euro 2024 hopes as Armenia pull off shock win”. Bolchha Nepal is not responsible or affiliated towards the opinion expressed in this news article.