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Wales football news - August 2000.
 Hartson out of Belarus game.
John Hartson has pulled out of the Wales squad following the collapse of his 7million move to Glasgow Rangers. Hartson was due to link up with the squad today ahead of the World Cup qualifier with Belarus in Minsk.

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John has decided not to travel as he is not in the right frame of mind.

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  Mark Evans - FAW  


Thursday, August 31st 2000.


 John Hartson happy to be back.
John Hartson is happy to be back in the Wales squad after injury and wants to make a good impression on manager Mark Hughes. Hartson emphasised the need for Wales to make a good start to the campaign if they are to make their first World Cup finals since 1958.

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I want to make a mark on Mark

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  John Hartson  


Wednesday, August 30th 2000.


 We can qualify - Matthew Jones.
Matthew Jones is sure Wales can qualify for the World Cup, and has acknowledged that fame has come quickly.

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I have high expectations, I set my targets high and I am sure Wales will qualify for the World Cup

It is nice to notice Mark Hughes has my name down on the team-sheet, I have come through the under 18 and then under 21 levels so quickly, it is unbelievable.




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  Matthew Jones  


Friday, August 25th 2000.


 Bellamy sent to Coventry.
Craig Bellamy has signed for Coventry City in a 6.5million deal. Bellamy is expected to make his debut against Middlesbrough on Saturday, he signs a five-year contract.


Thursday, August 17th 2000.


 Squad announcement.
Mark Hughes names his squad for the opening World Cup qualifier against Belarus on Thursday. Mark Delaney and Matthew Jones are both doubtful. Paul Jones hopes to return after his back injury.


Sunday, August 13th 2000.


 Mark Delaney doubtful.
Mark Delaney looks doubtful for the opening World Cup qualifier in Belarus. He has a knee ligament injury.


Monday, August 7th 2000.


 Saunders doubt.
Dean Saunders maybe a doubt for the World Cup qualifier against Belarus in September. He faces a month out after being diagnosed with fluid on his knee.


Thursday, August 3rd 2000.



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