It’s the first time in 60 years that Wales has made it to the World Cup.
On a night full of excitement and drama in Cardiff, Wales qualified for the World Cup for the first time since 1958.
In order to get to the tournament in Qatar later this year, Wales had to play Ukraine, which had just beaten Scotland four days earlier.
Now, the team will play England in the first round of the tournament in November. The tournament has 32 teams.
Gareth Bale said that it was “the best result for Welsh football ever.”
“I couldn’t be happier that we’re going to the World Cup. It means everything and is the stuff of dreams. I’m speechless. I’m so happy we did it for these wonderful fans.”
Andriy Yarmolenko, a winger for Ukraine, scored an own goal when he headed a Gareth Bale free-kick into his own net. This was the only goal of the game.
Olexandr Petrakov’s team was a big reason why Ukraine didn’t make the cut. Half of the team hadn’t played competitive club football since Russia invaded in February.
“It’s crazy,” said head coach Rob Page. I’m so happy for these young men. They deserved it very much. All they needed was a World Cup, and now they have it.
“The fans were really cool. I’m telling you, they have the best fans in all of football. They started helping us right away, so they deserve all the credit.
“Before the game started, I was more excited than nervous because I trust these guys. I watch them train and have full faith in these boys.”
After winning the game, the Welsh team did a lap of honor and then waved to the nearly 2,000 Ukrainian fans in the stadium.
Out of the 1,800 seats set aside for Ukraine, 100 free tickets were given to refugees who had to leave Ukraine because of the invasion that started in February. This was because Russia was kicked out of World Cup qualifying because of the invasion.
The Russian Football Union made a fuss on Sunday because Crimea, which Russia took over in 2014, was part of the map on the Ukraine team’s shirt in Wales.