The Georgian national football team held one of the weakest matches in this qualifying round because it lacked some leading players, including Jano Ananidze and Tornike Okriashvili. Some do not have practices in the clubs and Jaba Kankava does not play for any club.
The opponent wanted only victory. Wales also lacked Gareth Bale but they have other high level players.
Like the match against Ireland, we also possessed the ball this time but could not create dangerous moments. In the first half Giorgi Kvilitaia missed the target. Giorgi Merebashvili and Otar Kakabadze also had chances but could not use them.
Wales do not have many chances but their combinations showed that it is a really good team. As for the goal, Tom Lawrence scored it – 0:1.
World Cup Qualification
Tbilisi. Dinamo Arena
Georgia - Wales 0:1 (0:0)
Georgia: Loria, Kakabadze, Kvirkvelia, Kashia, Navalovski, Kankava, Kvekveskiri (Jigauri 76), Gvilia (Khocholava 89), Merebashvili, Kazaishvili, Kvilitaia (Skhirtladze 76)
Head coach: Vladimir Weiss
Wales: Hennessey, Gunter, Williams, Chester, Davies, Ledley (Edwards 82), Allen, Ramsey, King, Lawrence (Woodburn 90+1), Vokes (Robson-Kanu 74)
Head coach: Chris Coleman
Goal: 0:1 Lawrence (49)
Yellow card: Lawrence (55)
Referee: Manzano (Spain)