Kieffer Moore will miss the opening of Wales’ World Cup qualifiers due to isolation

Wales faces STILL setback as striker Kieffer Moore has to isolate for 10 days before the World Cup qualifiers, with the Cardiff star joining Aaron Ramsey and Joe Rodon in missing the opening game against Belarus

  • Wales will be without star striker Kieffer Moore for their World Cup qualifiers
  • He will have to be in isolation for 10 days, which means he will miss the three games
  • Aaron Ramsey and Joe Rodon will also sit out against Belarus, Russia and Estonia

The nightmare of World Cup qualifiers in Wales suffered another setback on Tuesday night when striker Kieffer Moore was banned from the next three games.

Moore will be in isolation for 10 days, meaning he will miss Wednesday’s friendly in Finland, as well as the qualifiers against Belarus – in Kazan, Russia – and Estonia in Cardiff.

The attacker, 29, appeared to have been in close contact with reserve keeper Adam Davies, who has tested positive for Covid-19.

Wales was already without Aaron Ramsey and Joe Rodon due to injury and Ethan Ampadu, Tyler Roberts and Brandon Cooper also missed the Belarus game because their Russian visa applications were not processed on time.

Boss Rob Page was already frustrated that UEFA had moved the clash with Belarus – which could not be played there due to sanctions against the government – to Kazan. “I still don’t know why we were asked to play in Russia,” Page said.

Wales forward Kieffer Moore will be absent from his country’s first World Cup qualifiers against Belarus, Russia and Estonia as he isolates