World Cup 2022: Ryan Reynolds sends happy message to Wales squad

Ryan Reynolds shared a video message wishing the Wales men’s soccer team luck ahead of their opening game at the World Cup.

The Wales side are currently in Qatar for the controversial 2022 World Cup where they will face England, USA and Iran in a bid to qualify for the group stage.

Reynolds has recently become a prominent figure in Welsh football after acquiring a majority stake in partnership with Wrexham AFC it’s always sunny in Philadelphia Star Rob McElhenney.

Wales have not competed in a World Cup since 1958, when they reached the quarter-finals.

Reynolds expressed his support for the side in a video recorded for Wales Online.

“Hey, this is Ryan Reynolds,” he says in the clip. “I just wanted to convey all my best wishes to the entire Welsh Football Club on their way to Qatar to take part in the World Cup.

“Actually, I’m sitting here with my best friend and co-pilot at Wrexham AFC, Mr. Rob McElhenney.”

However, McElhenney briefly refrained from supporting the Welsh contingent against his native United States.

“I just want to say, ‘Good luck, but not too lucky,'” McElhenney quipped. “I mean, maybe a draw. A draw would be nice. Play your heart out though.”

“I’m so sorry about him,” Reynolds replied. “Crush all your enemies; drink the blood of your enemies.

Reynolds and McElhenney together at a Wrexham game

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“Rob and I are in the car right now because we are going to Qatar. Go and get her.”

Here you can keep up to date with the latest World Cup news.

Wales’ first game against USA is on Monday 21 November at 19:00 GMT.

Players such as former Real Madrid winger Gareth Bale and former Arsenal midfielder Aaron Ramsey are expected to play for Wales, while Christian Pulisic and Gio Reyna are likely to play for the United States. World Cup 2022: Ryan Reynolds sends happy message to Wales squad


JOE HERNANDEZ is a USTimeToday U.S. News Reporter based in London. His focus is on U.S. politics and the environment. He has covered climate change extensively, as well as healthcare and crime. JOE HERNANDEZ joined USTimeToday in 2022 from the Daily Express and previously worked for Chemist and Druggist and the Jewish Chronicle. He is a graduate of Cambridge University. Languages: English. You can get in touch with me by emailing

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