In the first game for them in Qatar 2022, Wales faced the USMNT in a very tough match for both national teams. During the Europeans' training session, the cameras spotted something different in their kits. What does the word 'Cymru' mean and why did they wear it in their kits for this FIFA World Cup?
Group B is one of the toughest in this FIFA World Cup. It seems like Wales and the United States will fight for the second place behind England, but of course anything could happen in this type of competition.
Wales arrived to Qatar 2022 after beating Ukraine 1-0 in the European qualifying playoff. They ended a 64-year World Cup drought, so they decided to do something different by celebrating their roots through all the competition.
What does 'Cymru' mean in Wales' training kits at Qatar 2022?
Wales had their first game at Qatar 2022 against the United States at Al Rayyan Stadium. This match could be decisive for both teams as they are expected to fight against each other for the second place in Group B.
As said before, Wales advanced to their first FIFA World Cup in 64 years after a very tough UEFA Qualifier. It was all excitement for the Dragons, so they tried to represent their country as best as possible.
During the training session before the match against the USMNT, Welsh players were spotted with something different in their backs: the word 'Cymru' written in their training kits.
In native Welsh, 'Cymru' is the name of the country. They are trying to respect their roots and that's why they asked FIFA and their sponsors to be recognized with that name from now on.