Aston Villa man watches on as national team secure dramatic qualification for the Euros

Poland v Estonia: UEFA EURO 2024 Play-Offs Semi-final
Poland v Estonia: UEFA EURO 2024 Play-Offs Semi-final / Robbie Jay Barratt - AMA/GettyImages

Aston Villa right-back Matty Cash watched on as Poland booked their place at the Euros this summer last night.

They beat Wales on penalties at the Cardiff City Stadium after a 0-0 draw after full time.

Cash, 26, went off injured with a hamstring problem in Poland's recent friendly against Estonia and could now face a spell on the sidelines when he returns to Villa Park which is a blow.

Nevertheless, he has a trip to Germany to look forward to later this year, assuming he is available to play by then with it yet to be known how long he could potentially be out of action.

It was a cruel blow for Wales to lose yesterday, with Leeds United winger Dan James missing the decisive penalty.

Ex-Aston Villa centre-back Jan Bednarek, who spent time on loan at Villa Park last term from Southampton, played 90 minutes along with Barcelona ace Robert Lewandowski.

Wales boss Rob Page has admitted it was a 'horrible' way to get knocked out and said afterwards, as per a report by BBC Sport: "I'm absolutely gutted for them.

"It's a horrible way to go out. It's a cruel game. I'm really disappointed right now but I'm really proud of them.

"That was the message in the changing room. For the campaign overall and the journey we're on, I couldn't be more proud.

"It's a horrible way to go out but hopefully we'll learn and become stronger for having gone through the horrible experiences of tonight."