2022-11-24 16:00:00

Wales reporter notebook: Will Rob Page make changes for pivotal World Cup game against Iran on Friday?

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By Geraint Hughes

Even though the game was draining physically on Monday against the USA - a game where the players actually played closer to 105 minutes of football rather than 90 minutes - all 26 Wales players are fit and ready for Iran.

Both Neco Williams and Ethan Ampadu came off after a good few solid challenges on Monday so there was certainly some concern, but the medical staff have worked their magic (is it still a magic sponge?!) and, after a recovery day on Tuesday, both were able to take part in training on Wednesday and Thursday.

The biggest bonus, though, is somehow Joe Allen. He has passed a fitness test and is in the mix for selection, surely he will play?

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Rob Page revealed that they took a massive risk with Allen by bringing him to Qatar, but just a few days ago pushed him to a 100 per cent in a test to see if his hamstring coped. High risk stuff as if the hamstring had gone 'twang' that would be his World Cup over. A big gamble that, so far, has paid off, but can he do 90 minutes?

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