ROTHERHAM United’s Will Vaulks made his first competitive start for Wales in today’s Euro 2020 qualifier against Croatia.
Vaulks played 65 minutes of the 2-1 defeat in Osijek in place of AFC Bournemouth and former Sheffield United man David Brooks.
Substitute Brooks replaced the Millers midfielder and gave the Welsh hope with a 77th-minute reply after an early own goal from James Lawrence and a 48th-minute strike from Ivan Perisic had put the hosts in control in sweltering conditions.
It was still a great experience for Vaulks, taking his place in a line-up containing Real Madrid’s Gareth Bale. Croatia, last year’s World Cup finalists, were captained by Bale’s Madrid teammate Luca Modric, the 2018 FIFA Footballer of the Year.
The result leaves Vaulks and his teammates with three points from their opening two qualifiers ahead of Tuesday’s trip to Hungary.
We want to continue holding local authorities to account, attending court and council meetings, as well as providing breaking news, competitions and offers – but it costs money. Online advertising does not cover costs, therefore we feel the need to ask for your help in ensuring we can provide the best possible coverage, online and in our printed products.
For as little as £1, you can support the Rotherham Advertiser – and it only takes a minute.
Click here to support local news.