Neville Southall: Wales 'can win all' their remaining World Cup qualifiers

Gareth Bale
Gareth Bale's first-half strike gave Wales the lead against Serbia on Saturday

Wales can win all of their remaining games and finish top of their World Cup qualifying table, according to former goalkeeper Neville Southall.

Chris Coleman's side are unbeaten in Group D but have drawn their last three games, including a 1-1 stalemate against Serbia in Cardiff on Saturday.

"We read too much into these results," Southall told BBC Radio Wales.

"They haven't been beaten and they've got half a chance if they play like that. I wouldn't write us off."

Gareth Bale had given Wales the lead at the Cardiff City Stadium, but Aleksandar Mitrovic headed home a late equaliser to deny the hosts victory.

Wales, who have not reached a World Cup finals for 58 years, are third in Group D following the result and face group leaders the Republic of Ireland in Dublin in their next qualifier on Friday, 24 March 2017.

"I can't think of a reason why we can't [finish top of the group]," Southall continued.

"All they have to do is finish top of the league and get more points than anybody else. I still can't look at the table and say 'oh we've had it'. Why can't they win five games on the bounce?"

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The Republic of Ireland are also unbeaten in qualifying, with James McClean's second-half goal in their 1-0 win against Austria sending them top of the table on Saturday.

"I wouldn't write us off. The Republic of Ireland are beatable twice. All the teams are beatable," added Southall.

"It's not doom and gloom, it's just one of those things. In an ideal world, we would win every game and Gareth Bale would score a hat-trick."

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