The dragons are roaring in Qatar! Welsh fans are in fine voice as they sing their national anthem and crowds gather ahead of this morning’s World Cup clash with Iran
- Welsh football fans are gathering outside Doha’s Ahmad bin Ali Stadium today
- Their team faces Iran in a World Cup Group B clash, after a 1-1 draw with the USA
- Hundreds of fans were seen proudly wearing Welsh red and displaying their flag
- The crucial match kicks off at 1pm local time (10am GMT)
Welsh fans were in fine voice today singing their national anthem, as crowds gathered in Qatar ahead of their team’s key World Cup clash with Iran this morning.
Anticipation was building outside Doha’s Ahmad bin Ali Stadium and at the Corniche Walk Park, with pictures showing hundreds of fans in football kits, proudly waving flags emblazoned with the red Welsh dragon.
Many excited fans wore the iconic red, yellow and green bucket hats and draped the Welsh flag over buildings and fences. Welsh singer Dafydd Iwan was seen with a guitar, and was joined by a choir in leading the other fans in song.
After their 1-1 draw with the USA on Monday, Wales are chasing a historic first World Cup victory in 64 years that would take them a significant step closer to progressing from the group stage. Their final match comes against England on Tuesday.
Temperatures could reach up to hit 29C when the match kicks off at 10am GMT (1pm local time) at the 40,000-capacity stadium.
Back at home, the eyes of the whole country will be fixed on the game.
Many Welsh schools cancelled classes to allow pupils to watch captain Gareth Bale and his teammates in action. More than 1,000 schools are expected to take part in ‘Cymru Football Friday’, the BBC reported.
Fans at home took to social media to show their commitment to their team. One man posted a photo of himself on Twitter wearing a tie over a Welsh football shirt. ‘Important work meeting at 10,’ he wrote.
Welsh fans were in fine voice today as they sang their national anthem, as crowds gathered in Qatar ahead of their team’s key World Cup clash with Iran this morning. Pictured: Wales supporters gather at the Corniche Walk Park, Qatar, ahead of Wales’ second Group B games at the FIFA World Cup 2022. Picture date: Friday November 25, 2022
Wales fans gather next to an oversized version of a bucket hat decorated in Welsh colours
Welsh singer Dafydd Iwan performs with a choir at the Corniche Walk Park, Qatar, ahead of Wales’ second Group B game at the FIFA World Cup 2022
Left: A Welsh fan shows of his commitment to his team by wearing a Welsh football shirt-tie combo to a work meeting. Right: Two Welsh fans enjoy a drink after ‘two hours sleep’ and a ‘heavy night binging’ ahead of Wales’ clash with Iran on Friday
Pictured: A Welsh fan wears a thobe, decorated with the a Welsh flag, the red dragon, and the country’s red and green