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Why did Wales line-up like this for their pre-match photograph?

It seems the Welsh national side are making a habit of these peculiar photo formations

Wales are very close to reaching next summer’s World Cup. 

However, we’re more concerned about their habit of taking increasingly awkward team photos.


The Euro 2016 semi-finalists took a huge step towards booking their place in the play-offs for next summer’s World Cup with a 1-0 win over Georgia, thanks to lovely strike from Tom Lawrence.

But ahead of the game, the Welsh lined-up for their team photo in their usual odd style.

So what does it all mean?



Wales have a bit of a habit of performing these strange pre-match setups.

When asked about the team photo during last year’s European championships, Gareth Bale – who was absent from the game in Tbilisi – claims he has no idea what reporters meant.

But according to teammates Joe Ledley and Jonny Williams, it all came about by accident.

Wales are close to reaching the play offs for next summer’s World Cup

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Wales are close to reaching the play offs for next summer’s World Cup

Speaking last summer, Ledley said: “We were just not very good at them.

“At first we didn’t look into it but then gradually a few photos got together and it was awful, so we just thought we may as well keep it the same.

“It’s been lucky for us too.

“It’s not really superstitious but I don’t think we will have a proper photo.”

Williams added:: “I’ve been involved in a couple but they were by accident, to be fair.

“I just don’t think we’re very good at them and now we’re just doing it for banter I think, but I don’t know how much further we can go — unless we leave Wayne Hennessey on his own at the back.”