Manchester City Women’s team boss Gareth Taylor is hoping Wales will make the most of their first World Cup since 1958.
The Dragons’ long wait for qualification to the finals has sparked a frenzy of excitement in a nation of just 3.2million people.
Taylor, who won 15 caps for his country between 1995 and 2004, believes reaching Qatar is success in itself, but says Wales will not be there to just make up the numbers.
“It’s an amazing achievement for Wales, it’s been a long time coming,” said Taylor who saw his City team record a sixth successive win in all competitions after a 2-1 win at Everton on Saturday.
“In my time, we struggled for qualification for the World Cup, we got close with the Euros but it’s great.
“I‘ll be keeping watch on the group games, there’s an interesting big game to look forward to so we’ll see!
“I think Rob Page has done an unbelievable job in the last couple of qualifying campaigns.
“I’m really excited and interesting to see how this World Cup rolls out at this time in the year.
“It’ll be quite strange with it normally being in the summer for us, but it’ll be interesting to see how the players perform coming out midway through the season.”