Working in the beautiful game, there are obviously a number of matches that I go to during the course of a season. Overwhelmingly they are at stadiums I have previously visited, so don’t get to tick them as new venues for my groundhopping list.
Therefore, when I go to a game that I’m not involved in, it’s usually somewhere new that I head to. However, there are exceptions and one of them is the Wales national side and on this occasion the game against Croatia in the European Championship (qualifier) at Cardiff City Stadium.
It’s the home venue for the national side, so I’ve been there a number of times now, and although it’s not a new tick on the list, that’s not a problem. After all, going to a game should be about enjoying the experience not just ticking stadiums.
When Croatia took an early lead it didn’t look good for Wales but the tremendous grit and determination that the side showed paid off. Who else, but Gareth Bale, scored the equaliser after a well-worked build-up by Ryan Giggs’ team.
The final score of 1-1 means it’s not over yet as far as qualifying is concerned. With two games to go it’s still possible for Wales to make it to the finals next year. However, they are both must-win games now.
There is some footage of the game via the video below and the image is of Tommie Collins on the pitch being presented with a signed Wales shirt. Tommie recently attended his 100th Wales away game. What a fantastic achievement. Llongyfarchiadau! Congratulations!
This was my 39th game of the season and you can view the full list via my groundhopping pages.
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