Wales vs Israel match report: the 58 year wait for European qualification goes on as Wales held

Wales 0 Israel 0: A win would have guaranteed qualification

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Wales will have to wait a little while longer to seal qualification for its first major tournament in 58 years.

A victory over Israel on Sunday would have guaranteed Wales an automatic spot at next year's European Championship, but the match finished 0-0 at Cardiff City Stadium.

The unbeaten Welsh remain top of Group B and will still qualify with two games to spare if second-place Belgium fails to beat Cyprus away later Sunday. Otherwise, a draw against Bosnia-Herzegovina away or Andorra at home will see Wales reach a first major tournament since the 1958 World Cup.

Except for one late shot that was saved, Real Madrid star Gareth Bale was well shackled by a defensively minded Israel, which is third in the group.

The top two qualify and third place is guaranteed at least a playoff berth.

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