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FORMER Dorchester Town striker Kieffer Moore's Wales have qualified for the 2022 World Cup after a nerve-shredding play-off victory over Ukraine.

Wales have therefore ended a 64-year wait to return to football's biggest tournament, their last appearance at a World Cup coming at Sweden 1958.

Moore, who scored seven goals in 13 games for the Magpies, could play in Qatar later this year after Gareth Bale's free-kick was headed into his own net by Ukraine skipper Andriy Yarmolenko.

It means Moore could play against England, with Wales thrust into a group also containing Iran and the USA.

Moore played the whole 90 minutes and provided a constant aerial threat to Ukraine, who were bidding to provide a much-needed good news story amid the Russian invasion.

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While Moore did not have a clear chance to score, he nearly created an assist for Aaron Ramsey, only for the Rangers man to sidefoot wide.

Wales had goalkeeper Wayne Hennessey to thank for a number of stunning saves, while sub Brennan Johnson hit the post and Bale missed a golden chance on the volley.

In the end, it was the unfortunate Yarmolenko whose own goal proved decisive.