Gareth Bale has confirmed his availability for Wales’ match against the United States on Monday.
This will be Wales’ first World Cup matc since Pelé scored to give Brazil a 1-0 quarterfinal victory in 1958.
The current Wales team is regarded as a golden generation, with stunning records.
They reached the semifinals of the 2016 European Championship before losing to eventual champion Portugal, and they qualified for last year’s pandemic-delayed Euro 2020, where they were eliminated by Denmark in the round of 16.
“It’s probably the biggest honour we could have for our country, qualifying for a World Cup, something we haven’t done in 64 years,” said Bale.
“It’s history in our country. Schools are going to stop to watch our games [the second group game against Iran kicks off at 10:00 GMT]. Kids are going to miss school, fortunately for them.
“It’s a massive piece of history in our country and something we have all wanted for a long time.
“We have the support of the nation back home, no matter what happens, as long as we give 100% our country will love us for that.”
England and Iran, who play earlier on Monday, join Wales and the United States in Group B.