Wales fans and players are celebrating after qualifying for the World Cup for the first time in 64 years.

A deflected Gareth Bale free-kick was enough to secure a 1-0 win over Ukraine in Cardiff, and send Welsh supporters into raptures.

Fans leaving the Cardiff City Stadium sang and cheered joyously in the rain as the reality of making it to the Qatar finals later this year sank in.

Many supporters said they never thought they would see this moment.

Wales’ First Minister Mark Drakeford, actor Michael Sheen, presenter Gabby Logan, and a wealth of Welsh celebrities joined supporters from around the world praising the team.

“It’s amazing what we can achieve when the whole country comes together,” said Mr Drakeford.

Wales will share Group B with USA, Iran and England at November’s World Cup.

Ukraine fans had praised the home supporters for their welcome in Cardiff, while the Welsh FA invited the UK’s Ukrainian ambassador to the game in support to the people in the war with Russia.

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