Wales vs Austria, kick off time, TV channel and World Cup play-off live information

Wales tried to come one step closer to qualifying for the World Cup on Thursday night by hosting Austria in the semi-final of the play-offs.

Here’s everything you need to know about the crunch contest at Cardiff City Stadium.

What time is Wales v Austria?

Wales v Austria kicks off at 7:45 p.m. Thursday, March 24.

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Is Wales v Austria on TV?

Yes. S4C will broadcast the match live. Their coverage begins at 7:20 p.m. Sky Sports will also broadcast the game. Coverage on their Main Event channel begins at 7 p.m. Alternatively, you can follow live updates on WalesOnline’s match blog.

How can I stream the game live?

Sky customers will be able to stream the action live via the Sky Go app, while S4C’s Clic streaming service is also streaming the game. It’s also available on BBC iPlayer.

What’s the latest from the team?

Wales have no new injury concerns ahead of the game in Cardiff. Joe Morrell is unavailable due to suspension while David Brooks, Danny Ward, Kieffer Moore and Tyler Roberts are all out.

As for Austria, Florian Grillitsch, Christopher Trimmel, Philipp Lienhart and Dejan Ljubicic have all dropped out of the squad. Kevin Danso, Stefan Ilsanker, Alessandro Schöpf and Andreas Weimann have all been called up since.

What did Rob Page say?

“We have all the ingredients. We have a great group of seniors, but also some quality young players,” he said. “It breeds success, but if I’m being completely honest, we’re punching above our weight.

“We fully deserve to be where we are, to play against the best teams and to be in a World Cup play-off semi-final. The guys have earned that right.”

What are the latest betting odds?

To win the match (in regulation time):

Wales – 9/5

To design – 10/21

Austria – 13/8

To access the World Cup play-off final:

Wales – 10/11

Austria – 4/5

(Odds supplied by Sky Bet, correct at time of publication)

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Who is the referee?

Szymon Marciniak will take charge of the proceedings at the Cardiff City Stadium. The Polish official will be assisted by Paweł Sokolnicki and Tomasz Listkiewicz. Romanian Ovidiu Haţegan will be the fourth official while Tomasz Kwiatkowski is the video assistant referee.

What is the format of the game?

The semi-final is a one-round contest. This means the match will be decided overnight in Cardiff.

If the match remains tied after 90 minutes, extra time will be played while a penalty shootout will take place if necessary.