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Ryan Reynolds sends good luck message to Wales forward of World Cup opener

Hollywood star Ryan Reynolds has despatched an excellent luck message to Wales’ World Cup squad.

Reynolds, co-owner of non-league Wrexham, delivered the message in a video to WalesOnline forward of the nation’s World Cup opener in opposition to the United States on Monday night – their first recreation on the finals since 1958.

“Hey, that is Ryan Reynolds,” stated the 46-year-old Canadian, greatest recognized for his portrayal of the super-antihero Deadpool primarily based on the Marvel Comics character.

“I simply needed to ship all my greatest needs to the complete Welsh soccer membership on their option to Qatar to compete on the World Cup.

“I’m truly sitting right here proper now with my greatest pal and my co-pilot at Wrexham AFC, Mr Rob McElhenney.”

Philadelphia-born McElhenney, 45, owned as much as divided Wales-USA loyalties forward of the Group B conflict on the Ahmad bin Ali Stadium.

He stated: “I simply need to say ‘good luck however not an excessive amount of luck’.

“I imply, possibly a draw. A draw can be good. Play your hearts out, although.”

To which Reynolds replied: “I’m so sorry about him. Crush all your enemies, Drink the blood of your enemies.

“Rob and I are literally within the automotive proper now as a result of we’re driving to Qatar. Go get ’em.”

Reynolds and McElhenney – who created and stars in sitcom It’s At all times Sunny in Philadelphia – had been final week honoured by the Welsh Authorities, the Soccer Affiliation of Wales and S4C for selling the nation and its language.

The pair, who took full management of Nationwide League membership Wrexham in February 2021, got the Dragon Award at a Wales To The World occasion in New York.

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