(Soccer World Cup qualifiers) It's over for disastrous Wales

Sports | Oct 10, 2017 12:17
Serbia qualified for the World Cup for the first time since 2010 by beating Georgia 1-0 in Belgrade with a goal by Aleksandar Prijovic's in the 74th minute in a Group D game yesterday. 
The result left Wales and Ireland to decide their fate in the Celtic showdown in Cardiff, and the Irish got the victory and a playoff berth after James McClean's 57th-minute goal following a defensive mix-up by the Welsh. Bale couldn't play for Wales because of injury. 
Wales will not be going to the World Cup. "There’s a chance I can [stay] and a chance I won’t. I can’t give an answer right now,'' manage Chris Coleman said.
Commentators said the Welsh defending was disastrous.
Serbia finished with two more points than Ireland, and four more than Wales. 
The Irish will try to qualify for the World Cup for a fourth time _ and first since 2002. They will not be seeded in the playoffs draw which will take place today.-AP/The Standard

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