Gareth Bale
Gareth Bale in training ahead of Wales' clash against Austria Getty

Wales take on Austria at the Ernst-Happel-Stadion, Vienna, in a crucial Group D 2018 World Cup match on Thursday (6 October).

Where to Watch Live

Kick-off is set for 7:45pm BST. The game will be telecast live on Sky sports 1 and 1 HD in the UK. Radio commentary is available on BBC Radio 5 live.

Below is a list of broadcasters for the Italy vs Spain game from across the globe.


Group D leaders Wales take on second-placed Austria in Vienna on Thursday. They are currently only separated on account of the Welsh having a superior goal difference, but with only the group winner guaranteed an automatic spot – the second-placed team will have to play in the play-off game - in the World Cup, both will be keen to take all three points.

Chris Coleman will be hoping his team can continue their good form from the Euros which saw them reach the semi-final and pull off another coup and make it to their second major tournament in over 50 years. Aaron Ramsey is unavailable due to injury, but Gareth Bale is fit and will lead the line against Austria.

Marcel Koller's side were fancied to at least make it to the knockout phase in the Euros but were knocked out in the group stages following losses to Hungary and surprise package Iceland, who also knocked out England in the round of 16.

Marc Janko
Marc Janko is an injury doubt for Austria's World Cup qualifying clash against Wales Getty

David Alaba, Marko Arnautovic and co will be keen to put the summer behind them and continue their winning momentum in the World Cup qualifiers. Marc Janko is a doubt owing to injury, but the manager could risk the striker owing to the enormity of the clash.

Wales and Austria have faced each other on six occasions with the latter leading the head-to-head 3-2. However, Wales have never beaten their opponents away from home thus far losing on both occasions.

What Managers Say

Chris Coleman [on unlucky away kit]: I am not sure if they will play in red or white, but I can tell you no-one wants to wear our grey kit, I will be happy if I never see that kit again. The red kit is the kit that we will always want to play in and wear, we love being in the red. It is something you look at it. If you are Austrian it is something you would look at, if you know the opposition prefer playing in a certain colour. Portugal made us wear the away kit in the semi-final in the Euros, even though they were in their own away kit. Russia thankfully allowed us to wear red when we beat them, but they could have made us wear grey.

Betting Odds (Betfair)

  • Austria Win: 5/4
  • Draw: 11/5
  • Wales Win: 9/4

Team News

Austria squad

Goalkeepers: Robert Almer (Austria Vienna), Andreas Lukse (Altach), Ramazan Oezcan (Bayer Leverkusen)

Defenders: Aleksandar Dragovic (Bayer Leverkusen), Martin Hinteregger (Augsburg), Florian Klein (Stuttgart), Valentino Lazaro (Salzburg), Sebastian Proedl (Watford), Stefan Stangl (Salzburg), Markus Suttner (Ingolstadt), Kevin Wimmer (Tottenham)

Midfielders: David Alaba (Bayern Munich), Marko Arnautovic (Stoke), Julian Baumgartlinger (Bayer Leverkusen), Martin Harnik (Hannover), Stefan Ilsanker (Leipzig), Zlatko Junuzovic (Werder Bremen), Marcel Sabitzer (Leipzig), Louis Schaub (Rapid Vienna), Alessandro Schoepf (Schalke)

Forwards: Michael Gregoritsch (Hamburg), Lukas Hinterseer (Ingolstadt), Marc Janko (FC Basel)

Wales squad

Goalkeepers: Wayne Hennessy, Danny Ward, Owain Fon Williams.

Defenders: Ben Davies, James Chester, James Collins, Chris Gunter, Ashley Williams, Ashley Richards, Paul Dummett, Neil Taylor.

Midfielders: Joe Allen, David Edwards, Andy King, Joe Ledley, Emyr Hughes, Tom Lawrence, George Williams.

Forwards: Gareth Bale, Tom Bradshaw, Hal Robson-Kanu, David Cotterill, Sam Vokes.

Below is the list of countries with broadcasters alongside.

AlbaniaSuperSport 4 Digitalb
FranceRTL Nitro, Canal+ Décalé
GermanyRTL Nitro
AustraliaESPN Australia
AustriaRTL Nitro
IndiaSony Six SD, Sony Six HD
BangladeshSony Six SD, Sony Six HD
ItalyRAI Uno
MalaysiaAstro SuperSport 3
Bosnia and HerzegovinaSportKlub 2 Serbia
BulgariaDiema Sport
CanadaSportsnet World Now, Sportsnet One
MexicoSky HD, SKY Planeta Fútbol
ChinaCCTV-5, CCTV 5+ VIP
NetherlandsZiggo Sport Voetbal, Ziggo Sport
CroatiaSportklub 2 Croatia
IsraelSport 2
RussiaSetanta Sports Eurasia
Denmark6'eren, Dplay Denmark
PortugalSport TV1
SingaporeEleven Singapore
SpainTVE La 1
United Arab EmiratesAbu Dhabi Sports 4 HD
United KingdomITV 4 UK
United StatesFox Sports 1 USA, Fox Sports GO, Fox Soccer 2GO USA