The Football Association of Wales released a teaser video and the song’s release date for Cymru’s upcoming World Cup campaign.
Wales is going to the tournament for the first time since 1958, which is just over three weeks away. Wales will go to Qatar with an official song, just like they do for all major events.
Dafydd Iwan’s performance of Yma o Hyd before and after important games has made him a symbol of the Wales football team. He sings his famous song, which will be sung with gusto in Qatar before, during, and after games against the USA, Iran, and England.
The FAW’s teaser video says that the anthem will come out on November 11, nine days before the start of the World Cup.
The video talks about Wales’ highs and lows over the years, like how painful it was to miss that penalty against Romania and how great it was when Gareth Bale and the rest of the team made it to the World Cup.
It is a well-told story. Gary Speed helped get Welsh football going, and Rob Page is now helping to carry on his work.
Chris Coleman led Wales to the semi-finals of Euro 2016, where they lost to Cristiano Ronaldo’s Portugal. Page will take charge of the current Cymru team in Qatar, which will be one of the biggest sporting events in recent Welsh history.
Manic Street Preachers, a famous Welsh band, put out “Together Stronger” in 2016. In the song, James Dean Bradfield mentions the players on the team and pays tribute to Speed.
Fast forward to 2022 and it will be Dafydd Iwan who will be leading on the Welsh in song.