Wales Women’s World Cup 2023 qualifiers: fixtures, KO times, table

Gemma Grainger’s side continue their pursuit of a first ever 2023 World Cup berth

Sophie Ingle will lead Wales over these next two matches (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)Sophie Ingle will lead Wales over these next two matches (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)
Sophie Ingle will lead Wales over these next two matches (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)

Wales continue their pursuit of a spot at the 2023 World Cup in Australia with the latest international break in Women’s football.

Gemma Grainger’s side picked up maximum points from their opening two games, comfortably beating Kazakhstan 6-0 before a narrow win away in Estonia.

This month, they face another double-header, this time on the road before a home qualifier back in Wales.

They have a fully fit squad to choose from this time around with no players absent through injury, whilst Leicester City’s Hannah Cain has joined for her first camp.

Wales’ next match will be their 200th in their history and amongst the players in their squad is Jess Fishlock, who has 125 caps for her country

Ahead of Wales’ two matches, here is an information pack so you’re prepared for the two upcoming qualifiers.

Who are Wales playing?

In the second round of fixtures in Group I, Wales play away against Slovenia in Lendava before hosting Estonia in Cardiff.

When do Wales play Slovenia and Estonia?

Third-placed Slovenia are the first test for Wales, they play on Friday evening on Friday October 22. Four days later, they are at home at the Cardiff City Stadium against Estonia on Tuesday 26 October.

What time do Slovenia vs Wales and Wales v Estonia kick off?

Both matches have the same kick-off time at 7.15 pm.

What does Wales’ qualifying group table look like?

With a 100% start, Wales are in second place and are behind league leaders France on goal difference. France hold a five goal advantage over Wales after securing a perfect ten result against Greece in their opening game.

Friday’s opponents Slovenia are three points behind Wales and sit in third after a 4-0 victory over Estonia in their opening group game.

Greece are also on three points, though they have conceded 12 goals already in just two matches. After a 10-0 thrashing against France, they then beat bottom seeds Kazakhstan 3-2.

In fourth place and without any points on the board is Estonia, who lost narrowly to Wales in their last match, but could not prevent a heavy 4-0 thrashing in their first game.

Kazakhstan, Wales’ first opponent from the last international window are bottom after losing 6-0 in Llanelli and then 3-2 to Greece.

How can I watch Wales’ World Cup qualifiers on TV?

Both matches will be available on BBC Two Wales, which is the broadcasting home of the Welsh Women’s national team.

Alternatively, you can watch the game on the BBC iPlayer on a games console or smart device, as well as the BBC Sport Website. Coverage will begin fifteen minutes before the match starts at 7.00 PM.

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