Whale, not Wales

PHOTO: Wales billed as “Whales” on sign at Mexico friendly

Country mistaken for aquatic mammals.


Wales were billed as “Whales” on a sign outside the Rose Bowl Stadium for their friendly match against Mexico in Pasadena.

The 0-0 draw passed largely without notable incident as the Mexican team geared up for their opening World Cup group stage match against Germany.

Ryan Giggs fielded an experienced Welsh side even in the absence of Champions League winner Gareth Bale, but brought on a number of young prospects for the second half.

Everton’s Ashley Williams was replaced midway through the first half after picking up an injury.