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Goalkeeper Wayne Hennessey insists Wales are not going to the World Cup to 'make the numbers up'

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Wales can deliver one of the greatest shocks in football history by winning the World Cup, insists veteran goalkeeper Wayne Hennessey.

Wales must beat Poland in Cardiff on Saturday to stay in Nations League A in their final game before Qatar - but not surprisingly, the players already have one eye on the sport’s greatest competition.

Wayne Hennessey believes Wales are going to the World Cup to win and not just take part ‘I know people will say we are the underdogs because it is the first World Cup for this group of players but we are not just there to make the numbers up,’ said Hennessey. ‘We are going there to win.

What is the point of being in it if you are not going to win the whole thing?’ Wales have made rapid strides in recent times, reaching the semi-finals of Euro 2016 and the last 16 at Euro 2020, as well as winning promotion to the top tier of the Nations League.

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