Wales vs. Ukraine result: Gareth Bale and Co. seal 2022 Qatar World Cup spot

Wales vs. Ukraine result: Gareth Bale and Co. seal 2022 Qatar World Cup spot

Wales' 64-year wait to appear in a World Cup is finally over after they defeated Ukraine 1-0 in their qualifying playoff final.

Wales' 64-year wait to appear in a World Cup is finally over after they defeated Ukraine 1-0 in their qualifying playoff final.

An Andriy Yarmolenko own goal proved to be the difference in Cardiff on Sunday as Wales secured their spot in Qatar and their first appearance at a World Cup since 1958.

An Andriy Yarmolenko own goal proved to be the difference in Cardiff on Sunday as Wales secured their spot in Qatar and their first appearance at a World Cup since 1958.

They'll now face England, Iran and the USA in Group B when the tournament kicks off in November.

They'll now face England, Iran and the USA in Group B when the tournament kicks off in November.

Ukraine summoned great strength to defeat Scotland in their semifinal at Hampden Park earlier this week, despite some of their players not having played a competitive match in months due to the ongoing invasion of their country by Russia, but Wales proved a step too far.

While Wales will have Yarmolenko's 34th minute header into his own net off Gareth Bale's free-kick to thank, high praise is also needed for goalkeeper Wayne Hennessey with the 35-year-old putting in the performance of his life with several key saves to keep Ukraine at bay.

Bale, who is looking for a new club this summer after choosing to leave Real Madrid, described today as "the greatest result in Welsh football history."

Bale, who is looking for a new club this summer after choosing to leave Real Madrid, described today as "the greatest result in Welsh football history."

"We're going to a World Cup!" he said. "It means everything, what dreams are made of, we've been working towards it since I first came in here. "Words can't describe how we feel at the moment."

"We're going to a World Cup!" he said. "It means everything, what dreams are made of, we've been working towards it since I first came in here. "Words can't describe how we feel at the moment."

Asked if he may postpone any plans to retire, the Wales talisman replied: "Maybe for a little bit!" Check out The Sporting News' live score updates and commentary below to see how the match unfolded.

Asked if he may postpone any plans to retire, the Wales talisman replied: "Maybe for a little bit!" Check out The Sporting News' live score updates and commentary below to see how the match unfolded.