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Giggs to miss friendlies against USA



WALES will host USA in an international friendly at the Liberty Stadium in Swansea on Thursday evening.

  Wales have been in excellent form in their recent internationals, but they will have to negotiate the upcoming three games without head coac,h Ryan Giggs on the touchline.

  Giggs is facing an investigation on an assault charge, and will leave touchline duties to Robert Page for games against the USA, Republic of Ireland and Finland.

  Wales are currently top of Group 4 in League B of the UEFA Nations League, just a point above Finland. This game against USA will be used as preparation for the two matches in the Nations League, where Wales are bidding for promotion into League A.

  USA have won each of their last three international matches, but only one of these has been played in 2020. This game will be the USA’s first international match since February, when they beat Costa Rica in an international friendly.

  Wales have played the USA only once before, and lost that game – a 2-0 friendly loss in 2003.

  Meanwhile, Wales will be without Juventus star, Aaron Ramsey, who has pulled out from their squad with an injury. With several fringe players set to get a run-out, the likes of Liverpool right-back, Neco Williams could get a start in this game for Wales.

  Injured: Aaron Ramsey, Wayne Hennessey, Adam Davies

  Suspended: None

  For the USA, Borussia Dortmund’s young sensation, Giovanni Reyna is one of 10 players who could make their senior international debut. The bulk of the USA squad consists of players based in Europe, led by Chelsea’s Christian Pulisic.

  Wales vs USA Predicted XI

  Wales Predicted XI (4-4-1-1): Danny Ward; Neco Williams, Ethan Ampadu, Chris Mepham, Rhys Norrington-Davies; Gareth Bale, Dylan Levitt, Jonny Williams, Rabbi Matondo; Tyler Roberts; Kieffer Moore

  USA Predicted XI (4-3-3): Zach Steffen; Sergino Dest, Matt Miazga, John Brooks, Antonee Robinson; Weston McKennie, Tyler Adams, Sebastian Lletget; Giovanni Reyna, Sebastian Soto, Christian Pulisic.

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