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EURO 2012: Bulgaria AWAY match photos

 Bulgaria v Wales: photo linked from faw.org.uk  Bulgaria v Wales: photo linked from faw.org.uk
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- photos linked from faw.org.uk
EURO 2012: Group fixtures, results and table

Group G Qualifying Matches, Results and Table

Day

Date

Home Team

Away Team

Result

Friday

03.09.2010.

Montenegro

Wales

1-0

 

 

England

Bulgaria

4-0

 

 

 

 

 

Tuesday

07.09.2010.

Bulgaria

Montenegro

0-1

 

 

Switzerland

England

1-3

 

 

 

 

 

Friday

08.10.2010.

Montenegro

Switzerland

1-0

 

 

Wales

Bulgaria

0-1

 

 

 

 

 

Tuesday

12.10.2010.

England

Montenegro

0-0

 

 

Switzerland

Wales

4-1

 

 

 

 

 

Saturday

26.03.2011.

Wales

England

0-2

 

 

Bulgaria

Switzerland

0-0

 

 

 

 

 

Saturday

04.06.2011.

Montenegro

Bulgaria

1-1

 

 

England

Switzerland

2-2

 

 

 

 

 

Friday

02.09.2011.

Wales

Montenegro

2-1

 

 

Bulgaria

England

0-3

 

 

 

 

 

Tuesday

06.09.2011.

England

Wales

1-0

 

 

Switzerland

Bulgaria

3-1

 

 

 

 

 

Friday

07.10.2011.

Montenegro

England

2-2

 

 

Wales

Switzerland

2-0

 

 

 

 

 

Tuesday

11.10.2011.

Bulgaria

Wales

0-1

 

 

Switzerland

Montenegro

2-0


  Team P W D L GF GA Pts
1 England

8

5

3

0

17

5

18

2

Montenegro

8

3

3

2

7

7

12

3

Switzerland

8

3

2

3

12

10

11

4

Wales

8

3

0

5

6

10

9

5

Bulgaria

8

1

2

5

3

13

5


updated:
Tue, 11 Oct, 2011 21:15 UK

EURO 2012: Bulgaria 0 Wales 1

Bulgaria v Wales: photo linked from telegraph.co.uk

BULGARIA (0) 0 WALES (1) 1
Goals: Bale 45
Wales completed the Euro 2012 campaign with a 1-0 against Bulgaria.

A goal from Gareth Bale after being put through by Adam Matthews just before half time earned Wales the win in Sofia.

The visitors should have added to their lead in the second half as they dominated for long periods, but Bulgaria nearly equalised late on. 

Bulgaria v Wales: photo linked from sportinglife.comWales line up:
1.Wayne Hennessey, 2.Chris Gunter, 5.Darcy Blake, 6.Ashley Williams, 3.Neil Taylor, 4.Andrew Crofts, 7.Joe Allen, 8.Craig Bellamy, 9.Steve Morison, 10.Aaron Ramsey (Capt), 11.Gareth Bale.

Subs: 12.Boaz Myhill (GK), 13.Adam Matthews, 14.Lewin Nyatanga, 15.David Vaughan, 16.David Edwards, 17.Hal Robson-Kanu, 18.Simon Church.

SUBS: 
Matthews  Blake 41.
Church  Morison 70.
 



Wales take on Bulgaria in the final Euro 2012 qualifier.

 No new injury worries for Wales - [Mon 10 Oct 2011]
 Blagoy Georgiev leaves Bulgaria’s national team. - [Mon 10 Oct 2011]

Bulgaria v Wales: photo from JFP IMAGESWales Squad:
Goalkeepers:
Wayne Hennessey (Wolves), Boaz Myhill (WBA - on loan at Birmingham City).

Defenders: Darcy Blake (Cardiff City), Chris Gunter (Nottingham Forest), Adam Matthews (Celtic), Neil Taylor (Swansea City), Ashley Williams (Swansea City), Lewin Nyatanga (Bristol City).

Midfielders: Joe Allen (Swansea City), Gareth Bale (Tottenham Hotspur), Andrew Crofts (Norwich City), David Edwards (Wolves), Aaron Ramsey (Arsenal), David Vaughan (Sunderland), Jonathan Williams (Crystal Palace).

Forwards: Craig Bellamy (Liverpool), Hal Robson-Kanu (Reading), Simon Church (Reading), Steve Morison (Norwich City), Sam Vokes (Wolves).


The Bulgarian Football Union has confirmed that the venue for the match with Wales on Tuesday 11th October 2011 will be the Vasil Levski Stadium in Sofia.

This will be the third time that the Wales National Team has played at this stadium. Previous meetings being in 1983 (lost 1-0) and 1995 (lost 3-1). The last time that Wales played in Bulgaria was a friendly match in 2007 in Burgas.

The Vasil Levski Stadium now holds 43,600 spectators after being renovated in 2002. It was originally opened 1953


posted: Wed, 22 June, 2011 20:11 UK.


 

MORE NEWS

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 Match information

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other information:
Euro 2012:
 Bulgaria v Wales.
Venue: Natsionalen Stadion Vasil Levski, Sofia.
Date: Tuesday 11th Oct 2011.
Kick off: 7:05pm UK
.
Referee:
Pawel Gil (Poland).
Other: 
Wales squad - DOC format
LIVE: Live on SKY Sports

 

EURO 2012: Wales 2 Switzerland 0

Wales v Switzerland: photo linked from winsfordguardian.co.ukWALES (0) 2 SWITZERLAND (0) 0
Goals: Ramsey 60 (Pen), Bale 71

Wales completed their home Euro 2012 qualifying matches with an impressive 2-0 win against Switzerland.

After and even fast flowing first half, Wales started the second half on the front foot, Switzerland were suddenly  down to 10 men early in the half after Ziegler was shown a straight red card for a tackle on Chris Gunter.

Wales took the lead from the penalty spot after 60 minutes when Aaron Ramsey scored, this after Chris Gunter had been brought down by Klose.
Wales were two up when Gareth Bale beat the offside trap on 70 minutes, this after good work from Steve Morison.

Wales comfortably held on for the win and the three points. Att: 12,137

Wales v Switzerland: photo linked from sportinglife.comWales line up:
1. Wayne Hennessey, 2. Chris Gunter, 3. Neil Taylor, 4. Andrew Crofts, 5. Darcy Blake, 6. Ashley Williams, 7. Joe Allen, 8. Craig Bellamy, 9. Steve Morison, 10. Aaron Ramsey (Capt), 11. Gareth Bale.

Subs:
12. Boaz Myhill, 13. Adam Matthews, 14. Lewin Nyatanga, 15. David Vaughan, 16. David Edwards, 17. Hal Robson-Kanu, 18. Simon Church.



Gary Speed has named the squad for the final Euro 2012 qualifiers against Switzerland and Bulgaria in October.

TEAM NEWS:
Both Andy King (knee) and Jack Collison (back) are out due to injury.

Joe Ledley, James Collins and Danny Collins are out (all injured). Both
Jonathan Williams and Lewin Nyatanga have been added to the squad.


 David Edwards hails change in Wales camp under Gary Speed. - [Wed 5 Oct 2011]
 Steve Morison aims for new goals. - [Wed 5 Oct 2011]

 Joe Allen hopes for first Wales start against Switzerland. - [Tue 4 Oct 2011]
 
Jonathan Williams call-up leaves Palace proud
. - [Tue 4 Oct 2011]

Wales training: photo linked from propaganda-photo.comDavid Edwards returns after injury, also on standy is Under 21 squad member Jonathan Williams. Around 6,000 tickets sold (Saturday 1/10), FAW hopeful of around 10k by Friday. Match referee is Björn Kuipers (Netherlands)


David Vaughan could be doubtful after missing his club's game against WBA due to illness. Joe Ledley is also a doubt with a thigh strain. Adam Matthews was taken off due to injury after 73 minutes playing for his club.

MEDIA SCHEDULE:
Monday 3rd October -Training session at 3pm at Vale of Glamorgan.
Tuesday 4th October - Player Media Session.
Thursday 6th October - Manager and Captain Media Session.
Thursday 6th October - Training session at 4pm at Liberty Stadium, Swansea.


Original Wales Squad:
Goalkeepers: Wayne Hennessey (Wolves), Boaz Myhill (West Bromwich Albion [loan Birmingham City]).

Defenders: Darcy Blake (Cardiff City), Danny Collins (Stoke City [loan Ipswich Town]), James Collins (Aston Villa), Chris Gunter (Nottingham Forest), Adam Matthews (Celtic), Neil Taylor (Swansea City), Ashley Williams  (Swansea City).

Midfielders: Joe Allen (Swansea City), Gareth Bale (Tottenham Hotspur), Jack Collison (West Ham United), Andrew Crofts  (Norwich City), David Edwards (Wolves), Andy King (Leicester City), Joe Ledley (Celtic), Aaron Ramsey (Arsenal), Hal Robson-Kanu (Reading), David Vaughan (Sunderland).

Forwards: Craig Bellamy (Liverpool), Simon Church (Reading), Steve Morison (Norwich City), Sam Vokes (Wolves).

 =  on a yellow card.

Stand by players:
Goalkeeper: Lewis Price (Crystal Palace)

Defenders: Neal Eardley (Blackpool), Lewin Nyatanga (Bristol City), Ashley Richards (Swansea City), Rhoys Wiggins (Charlton Athletic).

Midfielders: David Cotterill (Swansea City), Andy Dorman (Crystal Palace), Jonathan Williams (Crystal Palace).

Forwards: Jermaine Easter (Crystal Palace), Ched Evans (Sheffield United).


Switzerland Squad:
Goalkeepers:
Diego Benaglio (Wolfsburg), Johnny Leoni (FC Zurich), Marco Woelfli (Young Boys).

Defenders: Stephan Lichtsteiner (Juventus), Johann Djourou (Arsenal), Philippe Senderos (Fulham), Steve Von Bergen (Cesena), Timm Klose (Nuremberg), Reto Ziegler (Fenerbahce), Ricardo Rodriguez (FC Zurich).

Midfielders: Valon Behrami (Fiorentina), David Degen (Young Boys), Gokhan Inler (Napoli), Gelson Fernandes (Leicester), Blerim Dzemaili (Napoli), Fabian Frei (FC Basel), Xherdan Shaqiri (FC Basel).

Forwards: Eren Derdiyok (Bayer Leverkusen), Innocent Emeghara (Lorient), Granit Xhaka (FC Basel), Admir Mehmedi (Zurich).


Wales take on Switzerland in their final HOME Euro 2012 Group Group G Qualifying match. Game to be played on
Friday 7th October 2011 at the Liberty Stadium, Swansea Kick off 7.45pm.

Gary Speed to name Wales squad for final Euro 2012 matches on Thursday, September 29th at around 11am.

Tomorrow’s press conference at the St David’s hotel in Cardiff to announce the Wales squad to face Switzerland and Bulgaria has been cancelled. The squad will sent out on email.

TEAM NEWS:
Both Danny Gabbidon and Rob Earnshaw are doubts due to injury. There is however good news on James Collins, the central defnder was reported to have a broken a bone in his leg or, even worse, some ligament damage but scans have showed there is no damage. He should be fit.


posted: Sun, 25 Sep, 2011 15:45 UK.

 

 

MORE NEWS

 Match information

 Wales v Switzerland - Ticket info update

 

 

 

 

other information:
Euro 2012:
 Wales v Switzerland.
Venue: Liberty Stadium, Swansea.
Date: Friday 7th Oct 2011.
Kick off: 7:45
.
Referee:
Björn Kuipers (Netherlands).
Other: 
Wales squad - DOC format
LIVE: Live on SKY Sports 3

 

EURO 2012: England 1 Wales 0
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England v Wales: photo linked from dailymail.co.ukENGLAND (1)  1 WALES (0) 0
Young 35.

Gary Speed’s side went down by 1-0 against England at Wembley. It was an excellent performance from Wales’ young side but defeat has finally put pay to any faint hopes Wales had of qualifying for Euro 2012. Att: 77,128

England v Wales: photo linked from dailymail.co.ukWales line up:
Hennessey, Gunter, Williams, Blake, Taylor, Bale, Crofts, Collison, Ramsey, Ledley, Morison.

Subs: Myhill, D Collins, J Collins, King, Allen, Robson-Kanu, Earnshaw.



Wales take on England at Wembley Stadium, in the Euro 2012 qualifer. Central defender James Collins available after suspension, while Jack Collison has recovered from a stomach bug.


Match officials come from Austria.
 
 Ashley Williams insists Wales can look forward to facing England with confidence.- [bbc 4 Sep 11]

 Gary Speed warning for England.- [telegraph 3 Sep 11]


*Vaughan and Bellamy suspended.

* players on Yellow cards before the game: Ledley, Morison, Bale, Crofts and King.



Gary Speed has named a 24-man squad. So far around 1400 Wales supporters are expected to make the trip.

Original Wales squad:
Goalkeepers: Wayne Hennessey (Wolves), Boaz Myhill (loan Birmingham City) .

Defenders: Darcy Blake (Cardiff City) , Danny Collins (Stoke City), James Collins (Aston Villa), Neal Eardley (Blackpool), Danny Gabbidon (Queens Park Rangers), Chris Gunter (Nottingham Forest), Adam Matthews (Celtic), Neil Taylor (Swansea City), Ashley Williams (Swansea City).

Midfielders: Joe Allen (Swansea City), Gareth Bale (Tottenham Hotspur) , Jack Collison (West Ham United), Andrew Crofts (Norwich City), Andy King (Leicester City), Joe Ledley (Celtic), Aaron Ramsey (Arsenal), Hal Robson-Kanu (Reading), David Vaughan (Sunderland).

Forwards: Craig Bellamy (Manchester City), Simon Church (Reading) , Robert Earnshaw (Cardiff City), Steve Morison (Norwich City).

Players on stand by:
Lewis Price (Crystal Palace), Lewin Nyatanga (Bristol City), Ashley Richards (Swansea City), Rhoys Wiggins (Charlton Athletic), David Cotterill (Swansea City), David Edwards (Wolves), Jermaine Easter (Crystal Palace), Ched Evans (Sheffield United) , Sam Vokes (Wolves).

updated: Thu, 25 Aug, 2011 13:50 UK.


 

MORE NEWS

 England v Wales - Ticket info update

 

 

 

 

 

other information:
Euro 2012:
 England v Wales.
Venue: Wembley Stadium, London.
Date: Tuesday 6th Sept 2011.
Kick off: -
.
Referee:
Robert SCHÖRGENHOFER.
Other: -
LIVE: Live on ITV.

 

EURO 2012: Wales 2 Montenegro 1

Wales v Montenegro: photo linked from bbc.co.ukWALES (1) 2 MONTENEGRO (0) 1.
GOALS: Morison 29, Ramsey 50, Jovetic 71.
BOOKINGS: Williams, Vaughan and Bellamy.
SUBS: Crofts  Ramsey 64,  Robson-Kanu Morison 83

 

A 2-1 win against Montenegro has earned Wales their first win in Euro 2012 Group G. Goalscorers for Wales were Steve Morison and Aaron Ramsey. Att: 17,500 (TBC)

Wales v Montenegro: photo linked from dailymail.co.ukWales starting line up:
1. Wayne Hennessey (Wolves)
2. Chris Gunter (Nottingham Forest)
3. Neil Taylor (Swansea City)
4. David Vaughan (Sunderland)
5. Darcy Blake (Cardiff City)
6. Ashley Williams (Swansea City)
7. Joe Ledley (Celtic)
8. Craig Bellamy (Liverpool)
9. Steve Morison (Norwich City)  
10. Aaron Ramsey (Arsenal) Capt.
11. Gareth Bale (Tottenham Hotspur)

Subs:
12. Boaz Myhill (West Bromwich Albion)
13. Danny Collins (Stoke City)
14. Adam Matthews (Celtic)
15. Joe Allen (Swansea City)
16. Andrew Crofts (Norwich City)
17. Hal Robson-Kanu (Reading)
18. Robert Earnshaw (Cardiff City)

*Vaughan, Bellamy miss next match.

* players on Yellow cards before this evening's game.



Wales take on Montenegro at the Cardiff City Stadium, in the Euro 2012 qualifer.

TEAM NEWS:
Neal Eardley (Blackpool) is out with a broken finger, called up is Sam Vokes (Wolves). Also called up is Lewis Price (Crystal Palace) - info from cpfc.co.uk. Jack Collison (West Ham) is a concern with a stomach bug, but midfielder trained today at the Cardiff City Stadium.

 Wayne Hennessey targets Montenegro win. - [Wed 31 Aug 2011 - bbc.co.uk]

 Chris Gunter believes he, Aaron Ramsey and Gareth Bale can shake off the disappointment of heavy weekend defeats with their clubs while on Wales duty. -[Tue 30 Aug 2011 - bbc.co.uk]



Gary Speed has named a 24-man squad for the Euro 2012 qualifying matches against Montenegro and England. James Collins is suspended for the first game against Montenegro.

Wales squad:
Goalkeepers: Wayne Hennessey (Wolves), Boaz Myhill (loan Birmingham City) .

Defenders: Darcy Blake (Cardiff City) , Danny Collins (Stoke City), James Collins (Aston Villa), Neal Eardley (Blackpool), Danny Gabbidon (Queens Park Rangers), Chris Gunter (Nottingham Forest), Adam Matthews (Celtic), Neil Taylor (Swansea City), Ashley Williams (Swansea City).

Midfielders: Joe Allen (Swansea City), Gareth Bale (Tottenham Hotspur) , Jack Collison (West Ham United), Andrew Crofts (Norwich City), Andy King (Leicester City), Joe Ledley (Celtic), Aaron Ramsey (Arsenal), Hal Robson-Kanu (Reading), David Vaughan (Sunderland).

Forwards: Craig Bellamy (Manchester City), Simon Church (Reading) , Robert Earnshaw (Cardiff City), Steve Morison (Norwich City).

Players on stand by:
Lewis Price (Crystal Palace), Lewin Nyatanga (Bristol City), Ashley Richards (Swansea City), Rhoys Wiggins (Charlton Athletic), David Cotterill (Swansea City), David Edwards (Wolves), Jermaine Easter (Crystal Palace), Ched Evans (Sheffield United) , Sam Vokes (Wolves).

updated: Thu, 25 Aug, 2011 12:54 UK.


 

MORE NEWS

 Wales v Montenegro - Ticket info update

 

 

 

 

 

other information:
Euro 2012:
 Wales v Montenegro.
Venue: Cardiff Stadium, Cardiff.
Date: Friday 2nd Sept 2011.
Kick off: 7:45pm
.
Match officials:
Referee: Luca Banti, Assistant Referee: Andrea Stefani, Assistant Referee: Renato Faverani, 4th Official    Paolo Valeri - all from Italy.
Other: -
LIVE: Live on Sky Sports 2.

 

EURO 2012: Wales 0 England 2

Wales v England: photo linked from bbc.co.ukWALES 0 ENGLAND 2
Defeat for Wales against England at the Millennium Stadium. It was a comfortable victory for England has two goals in the first 14 minutes earned England the three points. It was Wales’ fourth defeat on the bounce in Euro 2012, which leaves Gary Speed’s team bottom firmly, rooted to the bottom of Group G.

Wales starting line up:
1. Wayne Hennessey (Wolves), 2. Chris Gunter (Nottingham Forest), 3. Danny Collins (Stoke City), 4. Andrew Crofts (Norwich City), 5. James Collins (Aston Villa), 6. Ashley Williams (Swansea City), 7. Joe Ledley (Celtic), 8. Craig Bellamy (loan Cardiff City), 9. Steve Morison (Millwall), 10. Aaron Ramsey (Arsenal) (Capt), 11. Andy KIng (Leicester City).

Subs: 12. Boaz Myhill (WBA), 13.Neal Eardley (Blackpool), 14. Danny Gabbidon (West Ham United), 15. David Vaughan (Blackpool), 16. Joe Allen (Swansea City), 17. Simon Church (Reading), 18. Ched Evans (Sheffield United).

Olegario Benquerenca from Portugal is the match referee.

updated: Sun, 27 March, 2011 11:40 UK.



Due to a hamstring injury, Gareth Bale has had to withdraw.

After training last week and playing 90 minutes on Saturday for his club, Bale felt some muscle tightness. Initially, this was expected to be muscle soreness after playing his first game. On joining-up with the squad he was kept off his feet in training for two days to recover. As he still felt tight in the warm-up on Tuesday, Gareth was pulled-out of the session. He did not train at all on Wednesday and was sent for a scan, with the scan revealing that he has picked-up his injury last week.

Aaron Ramsey will captain the side. "There were two or three candidates. I thought about what is best for the team going forward. I spoke to Aaron before making the decision and told him there were certain responsibilities and duties that would go with it, and to see if he was happy with it." - Gary Speed. 

There maybe some doubts this evening Friday (25/03) about the quality of Millennium Stadium pitch. "When playing football & rugby in the same stadium the pitch will always be a concern. The groundsmen did a great job. Earlier this week the pitch was shocking." - assistant coach Raymond Verheije.



There appear to be no fresh injury worries for manager Gary Speed as the squad trained fully for the first time this morning (22/03) ahead of the clash against England.


earlier:
James Collins
has been passed fit to face England and could captain Wales on Saturday. The central defender took part in a full training session with his club today (Mon 21/03), before meeting up with the Wales squad in Cardiff. [source telegraph.co.uk]


updated: Mon, 21 March, 2011 22:16 UK.


earlier:
James Collins
has delayed joining up with the squad, the defender is still suffering from a calf injury and will remain at his club Aston Villa for treatment. He is set to  join the squad on Monday afternoon (21/03) after a fitness test.

Called up is Sam Vokes (Wolves) as a hamstring injury has forced Robert Earnshaw to withdraw. Joe Ledley is also set to join the squad on Monday after playing for his club on Sunday.


earlier:
Gary Speed has named the Wales squad for the UEFA Euro 2012 qualifier against England on Saturday 26th March. There are injury doubts over James Collins (calf) and Robert Earnshaw (hamstring). 


Wales squad:  

Wayne Hennessey

Wolves

Boaz Myhill

West Bromwich Albion

Lewis Price

Crystal Palace

Danny Collins

Stoke City

James Collins

Aston Villa

Neal Eardley

Blackpool

Danny Gabbidon

West Ham United

Chris Gunter

Nottingham Forest

Lewin Nyatanga

Bristol City

Neil Taylor

Swansea City

Ashley Williams

Swansea City

Joe Allen

Swansea City

Gareth Bale

Tottenham Hotspur

Andrew Crofts

Norwich City

Andy King

Leicester City

Joe Ledley

Celtic

Aaron Ramsey

Arsenal

David Vaughan

Blackpool

Craig Bellamy

Manchester City (Loan Cardiff City)

Simon Church

Reading

Robert Earnshaw

Nottingham Forest

Ched Evans

Sheffield United

Freddie Eastwood

Coventry City

Steve Morison

Millwall

Hal Robson-Kanu

Reading

Stand by players:
Jason Brown (Blackburn Rovers -loan Cardiff City), Darcy Blake (Cardiff City), Christian Ribeiro (Bristol City), Andy Dorman (Crystal Palace), Brian Stock (Doncaster Rovers), David Cotterill (Swansea City -loan Portsmouth), Jermaine Easter (Crystal Palace). Sam Vokes (Wolves -loan Sheffield United)




Gary Speed will announce the squad for the UEFA Euro 2012 qualifier against England on Friday 18th March 2011 at around mid-day.

EARLY TEAM NEWS:
Robert Earnshaw is out, Earnshaw limped off at half-time with a hamstring problem during his club's game on Saturday (12/03). Gary Speed will be without Sam Ricketts (Achilles), David Edwards (back) and Jack Collison (knee).



earlier:
The Euro 2012 qualifer against England will be played at the Millennium Stadium, Cardiff, on Saturday 26th March 2011, kick-off 3pm.

"The FAW is delighted to be taking the match to the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff as it is a world-class venue. The capacity means that all of the Wales fans should be able to purchase a ticket and it also allows for the travelling England fans to have a decent quota in their part of the ground, as is agreed in the rules of the competition. The knowledge and expertise that the Millennium Stadium has for staging such high-profile events means that we can all look forward to a great afternoon of football, played and supported in the best traditions of fairplay. The fact that this is also the 100th meeting between the two countries adds spice to the occasion. The first match was back in 1879 – there is an awful lot of history between us!" - FAW Chief Executive, Jonathan Ford.

Tickets news published by the FAW on Friday 10th December 2010.

posted: 
Fri 11, December , 2010 22:45 UK.


 

MORE NEWS

 Training photos

 Wales v England - Ticket info update

 

 

 

 

other information:
Euro 2012:
 Wales v England.
Venue: Millennium Stadium, Cardiff.
Date: Saturday 26th March 2011.
Kick off: 3pm
.
Referee:
Olegario Benquerence.
Other: Wales in all red.
LIVE: Live on Sky Sports 1.

 

EURO 2012 NEWS: Rio to miss battle, other news
updated:  Mon, 14 March, 2011 14:02 UK.

 

Rio Ferdinand: photo linked from premiershipnews.org 

 

Rio to miss Wales date -13 Mar 11 19:40
John Terry could be handed the captain's armband for England's Euro 2012 qualifier in Wales as Rio Ferdinand is set to miss the game.

 

 

 

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EURO 2012 NEWS: Bunjaku blow, Frei retirement, other news
updatedFri, 5 November, 2010 07:34 UK.

 

Albert Bunjaku: photo linked from zulva.com 

 

Bunjaku ruled out for six months -16 Sep 10 07:28
Switzerland striker Albert Bunjaku has been ruled out for six months.

 

LotharMatthaus: photo linked from sportinglife.com 

 

Matthaus ready for Wales -7 Oct 10 21:22
Lothar Matthaus takes charge of Bulgaria for the first time on Friday admitting his side face a cup final in Wales.

 

John Toshack: photo linked from football.co.uk 

 

Toshack wants Cardiff City Stadium for England -27 Aug 10 15:20
John Toshack wants Wales to host England in their Euro 2012 qualifier in March at Cardiff City Stadium, not the Millennium Stadium.

 

- Frei reveals retirement -5 Nov 10 07:34

- Blow for Montenegro -4 Aug 10 14:45

- Matthaus - No Berba return -30 Sep 10 20:37

Matthaeus to take over as Bulgaria coach -21 Sep 10 15:43

- Switzerland denied Senderos for 6 months -12 Aug 10 08:45

- England clash at Cardiff City Stadium -27 Aug 10 17:22

- Boskovic called into Montenegro squad -27 Aug 10 07:08

Toshack point to prove -15 Aug 10 09:25

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EURO 2012: Switzerland 4 Wales 1

Switzerland v Wales: photo linked from bbc.co.ukSWITZERLAND (2) 4 WALES (1) 1
GOALS Switzerland:
Stocker 8, 89
Streller 21
Inler 82

GOALS Wales:
Bale 13

A 4-1 defeat for Wales in their Euro 2012 qualifying Group G game against Switzerland in Basel.

The score line harsh for Brian Flynn’s side at the end, but with some defensive mistakes throughout, Switzerland ran out comfortable winners.

Three defeats on the bounce in the opening group matches have left caretaker boss Brian Flynn’s side bottom of the group.

Wales starting line up:
1. Wayne Hennessey (Wolves), 2. Darcy Blake (Cardiff City), 3. Danny Collins (Stoke City),4. James Collins (Aston Villa), 5. Andrew Crofts (Norwich City), 6. Ashley Williams (Swansea City) (Capt), 7. David Edwards (Wolves), 8. Andy King (Leicester City), 9. Simon Church (Reading), 10. David Vaughan (Blackpool), 11. Gareth Bale (Tottenham Hotspur).

Subs: 12. David Cornell  (GK) (Swansea City), 13. Christian Ribeiro (Bristol City), 14. Craig Morgan (Preston), 15. Neil Taylor (Swansea City), 16. Shaun MacDonald (loan Yeovil Town), 17. Ryan Doble (Southampton), 18. Steve Morison (Millwall).

Other information:
Euro 2012:
 Switzerland v Wales.
Venue: St.Jakob Park, Basel.
Date: Tuesday 12th October 2010.
Kick off: 8.30pm (local time), 7:30pm UK

Referee: Alain Hamer (Luxembourg)

Other: Wales in all white.
LIVE: Sky Sports 2.

updated: Tue
, 12 October, 2010 21:23 UK.


There is a doubt over the fitness of Ashley Williams (ankle). Darcy Blake is set to win his first cap at right back.




Called up are Rhoys Wiggins (Bournemouth), Shaun MacDonald (loan Yeovil Town) and Ashley 'Jazz' Richards (Swansea City). Out are Joe Ledley (Ledley has returned to Glasgow to be with his partner at the birth of their first child) and Hal Robson-Kanu (hamstring injury). Central defender, Craig Morgan will also join up with the squad, he will fly to Switzerland on Monday.

Ched Evans is out with a groin injury. He has returned to his club who have said he is in for treatment over the weekend and will the miss the trip. (this to be confirmed by the FAW). Joe Allen is also out with a groin injury.

Both Sam Ricketts and Chris Gunter are suspended.

Wales squad:
Goalkeepers: Jonathan Bond (Watford), David Cornell (Swansea City), Wayne Hennessey (Wolves), Boaz Myhill (West Bromwich Albion).

Defenders: Darcy Blake (Cardiff City), Danny Collins (Stoke City), James Collins (Aston Villa), Adam Matthews (Cardiff City), Christian Ribeiro (Bristol City), Ashley Richards (Swansea City), Neil Taylor (Swansea City), Rhoys Wiggins (Bournemouth), Ashley Williams (Swansea City)
 
Midfielders: Gareth Bale (Tottenham Hotspur), Andrew Crofts (Norwich City), Ryan Doble (Southampton), David Edwards (Wolves), Andy King (Leicester City), Shaun MacDonald (loan Yeovil Town), David Vaughan (Blackpool)

Forwards: Simon Church (Reading), Steve Morison (Millwall).



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 Thursday  Manager and Captain
   






Wales' away game in the Euro 2012 qualifying campaign against Switzerland on Tuesday 12th October 2010, is set to be played in Basel (info on the Calendar page on the Swiss FA website). 

Venue now confirmed by the FAW.

St.Jakob Park in Basel, is some 85km from Zurich. Kick off time will be 8.30pm local, 7.30pm UK. The ground is home to FC Basel and seats 42,500. So far around 750 Wales supporters are expected to make the trip.

 

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Publication date - 12 Jul 2010

 

 

 

EURO 2012: Wales 0 Bulgaria 1

Wales: photo linked from faw.org.ukBulgaria: photo linked from faw.org.ukWALES (0) 0 BULGARIA (0) 1
GOALS
Wales:


Bulgaria: Popov 48

Brian Flynn’s first game in charge ended in a disappointing defeat against Bulgaria. Defeat in Cardiff leave Wales with no points from the opening two games in Group G.

Full Time: Wales 0 Bulgaria 1. Att 14,061

94 min. Gunter off. Straight red card.
92 min. Bulgaria are looking dangerous as Wales look for an equaliser.
90 min. 5 mins added time.

90 min. Bulgaria break away on the right, Yankov’s shot is saved well by Hennessey.

89 min. Great cross from Bale on the right, Robson-Kanu’s header just goes over the bar.
86 min. Gunter defends well, and set Wales on another attack, foul on Robson-Kanu. Free kick Wales.

82 min. Sub on: Robson-Kanu for Morison.

80 min. Bulgaria break well, and look dangerous, Ricketts lucky to get away with a shoulder charge.

79 min. Foul on Bale on the left, free kick comes to nothing.

76 min. Free kick Wales on the left, taken by Bale find Collins on the far post his header goes over.

68 min. Sub on: Church for Edwards.

67 min. Foul by James Collins on Makriev, Free kick Bulgaria 24 yards out from Georgiev is pushed away by Hennessey, corner Bulgaria, Wales clear the danger, goal kick Wales.

65 min. A run by Bale down the left, his cross goes over the line for a goal kick.

64 min. A quick free kick by Stiliyan Petrov from 45 yards flies over the bar.
61 min. Good play in midfield by Vaughan, sets Bale away on the right, his cross is cleared for a corner.

59 min. Sub on: King for Ledley.

56 min. A good through ball to Morison, he passes the last defender, 14 yards out on the right side, he shoots, Mihailov saves well, corner Wales.

54 min. A quick break by Bulgaria, Petrov’s left foot shot from outside the area goes wide.

51 min. A 35 yard shot from Stiliyan Petrov, is pushed away by Hennessey for a corner.

48 min. Good work by Bulgaria on the right, ball comes into the box for Popov, his right foot shot goes past Hennessey and in off the post. Wales 0 Bulgaria 1.
47 min. Bulgaria come close, with efforts from Stiliyan and Martin Petrov blocked by the Wales defence.

Wales v Bulgaria: photo linked from sportinglife.comHalf Time: Wales 0 Bulgaria 0.

45 min+2. Long range effort by Popov goes over the bar
45 min. Bale’s dangerous cross with his right foot on the right, is cleared to Danny Collins on the left, his excellent cross is meet by Morison, but his downward header from 6 yards out is saved well by Mihailov.

44 min. Makriev and Popov combine, but Ricketts clears the danger.

43 min. Great run by Bale down the middle, Bulgaria finally stop in, and clear the danger.

42 min. Yellow card Ricketts, now suspended for the game against Switzerland.

38 min. Morison and Ledley combine well, a great cross from the left by Ledley, flashes across the 6 yard box, Bale just missing it.

37 min. Good play on the Wales left by Bulgaria, shot by Martin Petrov goes over.

33 min. Good ball by Collins into Morison, he turns but Bulgaria defend it well.
29 min. Popov again causing problems to the Wales defence, corner Bulgaria on the left, Hennessey saves well.
28 min. Good move from Wales on the right between Gunter and Morison, Bulgaria clear the danger.

24 min. Poor marking by Wales on the right, let in Bulgaria, but they fail to take the opportunity.

19 min. Good work between Collins, Morison and Bale earn Wales a corner on the left.

10 min. Mistake in midfield for Wales, lets in Petrov, his shot from 18 yards is saved well by Hennessey.
8 min. Good work by Ledley and Bale on the left, Ledley’s cross finds Gunter coming in from the right, his shot goes narrowly wide.
7 min. A quick free kick by Edwards is intercepted, Bulgaria are quick on the break, and get a corner, Hennessey saves well.
3 min. Handball by Bulgaria, Free kick on the right for Wales comes to nothing.

Wales line up:
1. Wayne Hennessey (Wolves), 2. Chris Gunter (Nottingham Forest), 3. Danny Collins (Stoke City), 4. Ashley Williams (Swansea City) Capt, 5. James Collins (Aston Villa), 6. Sam Ricketts (Bolton), 7. David Edwards (Wolves), 8. David Vaughan (Blackpool), 9. Steve Morison (Millwall), 10. Joe Ledley (Celtic), 11. Gareth Bale (Tottenham Hotspur)

Subs: 12. Boaz Myhill (West Bromwich Albion), 13. Darcy Blake (Cardiff City), 14. Christian Ribeiro (Bristol City), 15. Andy King (Leicester City), 16. Andrew Crofts (Norwich City), 17. Hal Robson-Kanu (Reading), 18. Simon Church (Reading).

updated: Fri, 8 October, 2010 21:30 UK.



Both Ched Evans and Joe Allen are out due to groin injuries. Both players have returned to their clubs, for treatment. "Both have gone back to their clubs for intensive treatment and we are going to reassess the situation on Saturday." - Brian Flynn.

Defender Adam Matthews (Cardiff City) has been added to the squad.

Ashley Williams has been confirmed as captain. Tickets are selling well for the game, and it is hoped that fans will buy their tickets before the day of the game to ease congestion issues at the stadium.

TICKET NEWS: The 'Advance' ticket price for the Wales v Bulgaria Euro qualifier will apply on match day until 5pm. After this time, the higher priced 'Match Day' price will apply. This will increase ticket prices by £5 per ticket.

other information:
Euro 2012:
 Wales v Bulgaria.
Venue: Cardiff City Stadium, Cardiff.
Date: Friday 8th October 2010.
Kick off: 7.30pm
.
Referee:
Jonas Eriksson (Sweden).
Other: -.
LIVE: Live on Sky Sports 3.





Robert Earnshaw has been forced to withdraw from the squad with a thigh injury. Neal Eardley is also out with an ankle injury, whilst Brian Stock is out with a back problem. Danny Gabbidon is another to withdraw after retiring from International football.

There is a first senior call-up for Southampton's Ryan Doble. Also called up are Swansea defender Neil Taylor, Darcy Blake (Cardiff City) and Norwich City midfielder Andrew Crofts.

Squad have meet up on Monday afternoon (4th October). The squad will also be at the FAW awards dinner on Monday evening.

So far around 9,000 tickets have been sold. (upto Friday 01/10.)

 TRAINING  SESSION
 Monday  1
 Tuesday  2
 Wednesday  1
 Thursday  1
 Friday  1
 MEDIA  
 Tuesday  Player interviews
 Thursday  Manager and Captain

 


Caretaker boss Brian Flynn, has named the Wales squad.

The squad sees two uncapped players - David Cornell (Swansea City) and Jonathan Bond (Watford). Both are included to give them an early taste of the senior international set-up.

There is a recall for Stoke City's defender, Danny Collins, who is back in the squad for the first time since August 2007.

Wales squad:
Goalkeepers: Jonathan Bond (Watford), David Cornell (Swansea City), Wayne Hennessey (Wolves), Boaz Myhill (West Bromwich Albion).

Defenders:
Danny Collins (Stoke City), James Collins (Aston Villa), Neal Eardley (Blackpool), Danny Gabbidon (West Ham United), Chris Gunter (Nottingham Forest), Christian Ribeiro (Bristol City), Sam Ricketts (Bolton Wanderers), Ashley Williams (Swansea City).
 
Midfielders: Joe Allen (Swansea City), Gareth Bale (Tottenham Hotspur), David Edwards (Wolves), Andy King (Leicester City), Joe Ledley (Celtic), Brian Stock (Doncaster Rovers), David Vaughan (Blackpool).

Forwards: Simon Church (Reading), Robert Earnshaw (Nottingham Forest), Ched Evans (Sheffield United), Steve Morison (Millwall), Hal Robson-Kanu (Reading).



Bulgaria squad (overseas players only, home based players will be added shortly).

Goalkeepers: Nikolay Mihaylov (Twente Enschede), Vladislav Stoyanov (Sherif Tiraspol).

Defenders: Zhivko Milanov (Vaslui), Valentin Iliev (Universitatea Kraiova), Ivan Ivanov (Alania Vladikavkaz).

Midfielders: Stilian Petrov (Aston Villa), Stanislav Angelov (Steaua), Chavdar Yankov (Rostov), Georgi Peev (Amkar Perm), Blagoy Georgiev (Terek Groznyi), Nikolay Dimitrov (Kasimpasa), Ivan Stoyanov (Alania Vladikavkaz).

Strikers: Valeri Bojinov (Parma), Martin Petrov (Bolton Wanderers), Dimitar Rangelov (Maccabi Tel Aviv), Ivelin Popov (Gaziantepspor), Valeri Domovchiyski (Hertha Berlin), Dimitar Makriev (Ashdod).



earlier:

So far around 7,000 tickets have been sold. (upto Friday 24/09.)

Ticket sales information will follow shortly. Supporters are urged to join the Wales Supporters Club scheme that will ensure they are able to purchase match tickets for all of the Wales home matches. For further information, visit the FAW website - www.faw.org.uk

"I am delighted that we will open our home campaign at the Cardiff City Stadium. All the players appreciated the atmosphere and great facilities at the stadium when we played Scotland there last November. I feel certain the support we will get will give us a great start to the campaign" - John Toshack.



A decision on the venue does not have to be made until 60 days before the game.


 

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