Moldova manager  Igor Dobrovolski: “We want the team to play as confidently and as aggressively as possible.” Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Group D’s basement side Moldova have picked up just two points so far during this qualification campaign – but a third on Friday night would surely c(...)

Wales winger Gareth Bale during a training session in Hensol ahead of his side’s game against Moldova. Photograph:   David Davies/PA Wire

Victory over bottom-placed Moldova this evening would see Wales put the pressure on Serbia and the Republic of Ireland ahead of the final two Group D (...)

Serbia’s Dusan Tadic is challenged by Gheorghe Anton during his side’s 3-0 win over Moldova. Photograph: Andre J Cukic/EPA

Moldova manager Igor Dobrovolski insists his team can upset Wales’ World Cup ambitions. Wales arrive in Chisinau with renewed optimism that they can (...)

Shane Long is fit for Ireland’s clash with Moldova at the Zimbru Stadium in Chisinau. Photograph: PA

Shane Long is fit to face Moldova on Sunday evening after recovering well from the kick to the ankle that he received in Thursday’s narrow World Cup q(...)