Chris Coleman Reveals He's 'Desperate' for Wales to Qualify for World Cup Ahead of Ireland Clash
Wales manager Chris Coleman has revealed that he and his players are desperate to qualify for the 2018 World Cup in Russia ahead of Friday night's qualifier with Republic of Ireland, reports BBC Sport.
The Wales manager hopes to repeat the success of Wales' recent past. They were knocked out by eventual champions Portugal in the semi-finals of Euro 2016, their first major tournament in 58 years, but were the story of the tournament along the way - beating pre-tournament favourites Belgium in the last eight.
Coleman has said that this will be his final campaign in charge of the national side, and for him to feel satisfied that he has left Wales with a legacy, qualification for the next World Cup is of paramount importance.
Friday's clash with Ireland has echoes of the Euro 2016 match up against England which Wales lost. Coleman hopes that his side will have learnt from their mistakes in Lens: "