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Jonny Williams qualifies for FIFA World Cup with Wales

Town playmaker helps to make Welsh footballing history

6 June 2022

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Wales made history on Sunday, qualifying for the FIFA World Cup for the first time since 1958, as they emerged 1-0 victors over Ukraine in the Cardiff City Stadium.

Our Welsh wizard, Jonny Williams, has long been a staple of the Welsh international side. First debuting in March 2013, Town's no. 20 has made 40 appearances for The Dragons, in which he has scored 5 goals and racked up 5 assists. 

The Welshman's most recent international goal truly was one to remember. In the 52nd minute of Wales' UEFA Nations League clash with Poland, on the 1st of June, Williams picked up the ball on the edge of the box and fired home past Poland's Grabara. This powerful, yet sweetly struck shot, broke the deadlock and saw The Dragons take the lead. The lead did not prove to last, however, as goals from Jakub Kamiński and Karol Świderski ensured the game ended 2-1 in favour of Poland. 

Sunday's match ended in a much more favourable fashion for the SN1 Welsh Wizard, who will surely now be overjoyed knowing that he may have the opportunity to represent his country on the biggest possible stage in football - the FIFA World Cup. 

Williams was an unused substitute in Sunday's contest versus Ukraine, as Gareth Bale's free-kick, which took a key deflection off of Andriy Yarmolenko in the 34th minute, was enough to see the game finish 1-0 in favour of Wales, ensuring their historic qualification for the Qatar FIFA World Cup 2022. 

With 3 more Nations League matches left for Wales to compete in, Jonny Williams will be hoping to aid his country to further victories in the month of June.

Everyone at Swindon Town Football Club would like to offer a huge congratulations to Jonny and his Welsh colleagues!

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