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Wales’ hopes of qualifying tumbled after a draw with Armenia 

Wales' hopes of qualifying automatically for Euro 2024 were struck with a potentially devastating dismay with a lackluster tie with Armenia in Yerevan.

Wales’ hopes of qualifying automatically for Euro 2024 were struck with a potentially devastating dismay with a lackluster tie with Armenia in Yerevan.

Early Lead for Armenia

Armenia, seeking to recapture their previous triumph over Wales, surged ahead within five minutes. Lucas Zelarayan, a key figure from their previous victory, capitalized on defensive vulnerabilities, striking a powerful shot from the edge of the penalty area to put Armenia in the lead.

Wales’ Resilience

Despite facing moments of panic, Wales showcased resilience and determination. Their efforts paid off just before halftime when Armenia’s Nair Tiknizyan inadvertently redirected a Connor Roberts throw-in into his team’s net, equalizing the score.

Intense Second Half

With both teams eyeing a win crucial for their automatic qualification hopes, the second half witnessed a high-stakes battle. Armenia’s Vahan Bichakchyan’s shot hit the crossbar, while Wales’ Jordan James made a spirited attempt, only to be denied by the Armenian defense. The desperation for victory was palpable as both sides pushed relentlessly for a breakthrough.

 

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