Wales, Romania Secure WCQ Seeds

Not only did Gareth Bale's winning goal against Belgium on Friday fire Wales to the brink of qualification for Euro 2016, it also guaranteed Chris Coleman's team a place among the seeds in next month's World Cup qualifying draw. In a lineup of mostly usual suspects, Wales will be joined by Romania in appearing in pot one of seven pots that will determine the groups for qualifying for Russia 2018. Wales secured its place as one of the seeds with a 1-0 win against Belgium on Friday, while Romania secured its place with a 0-0 draw at Northern Ireland. The pair’s rise comes at the expense of France, which will appear in pot two, and either Italy or Croatia, depending on how the Azzurri fare in Tuesday’s friendly against Portugal. The draw for 2018 qualifying will take place on July 25. 

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