WALES NATIONAL TEAM


EURO 2020


Italy vs Wales


Match Worn Shirt


James Daniel


Did you Know?

The Football Association of Wales (FAW; Welsh: Cymdeithas Bêl-droed Cymru) is the governing body of association football and futsal in Wales, and controls the Welsh national football team, its corresponding women’s team, as well as the Welsh national futsal team. It is a member of FIFA, UEFA and the IFAB. Established in 1876, it is the third-oldest national association in the world, and one of the four associations, along with the English Football Association, Scottish Football Association, Irish Football Association and FIFA, that make up the International Football Association Board, responsible for the Laws of the Game. The FAW is based at Neptune Court, Vanguard Way, Cardiff. It is governed by a council including nineteen councillors who are either elected, or appointed every three years. In 2012, chief executive Jonathan Ford claimed the FAW had an income of £14 million, funded from FIFA, UEFA, grants, sponsorship and TV revenue. All finances were spent on the further development of the game. In 2013, Dragon Park, the Wales National Football Development Centre, opened in Newport. This shirt was worn by Daniel James during the Euro 2020 game between Italy and Wales which took place in Roma, “Stadio Olimpico”, on June 20th 2021. The Azzurri beat the Welsh 1-0 in Rome on Sunday through a Matteo Pessina strike and at the end of the game James swapped his shirt with an Italy team’s player whom we got it from. Born in England, James qualifies to play for Wales through his late father, Kevan, who was born in Aberdare. James scored at the Toulon Tournament playing for Wales U20 in a 1–0 win over Bahrain U20 after he won and scored the resulting penalty. James received his first senior call-up for the 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifying game against Serbia in 2017 by manager Chris Coleman and subsequently made his full Wales debut under Coleman’s successor, Ryan Giggs, in a match against Albania in November 2018, playing the first 58 minutes of the game. James scored his first Wales goal in only his second cap, netting the only goal of the game in the opening minutes against Slovakia in his competitive home debut. During the September international break, James netted the only goal in a friendly win against Belarus. In May 2021 he was selected for the Wales squad for the delayed UEFA Euro 2020 tournament.

WALES NATIONAL TEAM


EURO 2020


Italy vs Wales


Match Used Ball


Did you Know?

This ball was used during the Euro 2020 game between Italy and Wales which took place in Roma, “Stadio Olimpico”, on June 20th 2021. The ball,  released by Adidas and dubbed “Uniforia” was designed to celebrate the inclusiveness that the tournament inspired throughout the continent. “Uniforia” combines the words unity and euphoria, a fitting name for this special tournament. The ball features black brush-stroke style lines running across the ball, which symbolizes the blurring of boundaries. The ball also celebrates the revamped format of the tournament itself, and its 60th year of competition. The Adidas “Uniforia” Euro 2020 soccer ball is predominantly white with a garish upper graphic that combines black brush stroke prints with striping in neon blue, yellow and pink. The logos on the Adidas Euro 2020 ball, Uniforia, are black. All 12 Euro 2020 host cities are represented with their coordinates on the upper as well, in subtle grey text. The panel shape has not been altered for the Adidas Uniforia Euro 2020 ball compared to the Telstar 18 from the World Cup in Russia in 2018.