The sports weekend in pictures

Wales ended their 64-year wait to contest a World Cup by beating Ukraine 1-0 in a thrilling play-off final in Cardiff.

Rafael Nadal won a remarkable 14th French Open crown and the 22nd Grand Slam title of his career with a dominating victory over Casper Ruud in the final at Roland Garros.

Nadal’s triumph came a day after Iga Swiatek lifted the women’s title with a 35th straight win to cement her world number one position.

In cricket, a century of former captain Joe Root led England to victory over New Zealand in the first Test at Lord’s, but the football team were not so successful, losing 1- 0 against Hungary in the Nations League.

Here, the PA News Agency looks at the best footage from the weekend’s action.

Gareth Bale celebrates after Wales qualified for the Qatar World Cup following a play-off win over Ukraine in Cardiff (David Davies/PA)

Joe Root
England’s Joe Root celebrates his century and 10,000 career tries in the first Test win over New Zealand at Lord’s (Adam Davy/PA)

Rafael Nadal
Spaniard Rafael Nadal kisses the trophy after winning the French Open for the 14th time (Michel Euler/AP)

Iga Swiatek
Polish Iga Swiatek jumps next to her trophy the day after her victory at Roland-Garros in Paris (Christophe Ena/AP)

England’s Harry Kane, James Justin and Mason Mount take a knee as Hungary’s Adam Nagy (left) stands before the UEFA Nations League match at Budapest’s Puskas Arena (Nick Potts/PA)

Joe Cordina
Kenichi Ogawa (left) and Joe Cordina in the fight for the IBF World super featherweight title, won by Cordina, at the Motorpoint Arena, Cardiff (Bradley Collyer/PA)

Andy Murray
Britain’s Andy Murray reacts to his semi-final loss to Denis Kudla in the Surbiton Trophy (Nigel French/PA)

desert crown
Desert Crown, ridden by jockey Richard Kingscote, wins the Cazoo Derby at Epsom (Tim Goode/PA)

Grimsby Town’s Jordan Maguire-Drew (right) celebrates the winning goal during the Vanarama National League play-off final at London Stadium (Tim Goode/PA)

Minjee Lee of Australia kisses the Harton S Semple Trophy
Australia’s Minjee Lee kisses the Harton S Semple Trophy after winning the US Women’s Open at Pine Needles (Steve Helber/AP)

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