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Wales-Scotland result Feb 18, 2004

Wales 4-0 Scotland

Rob Earnshaw hat-trick (1,31,58)
Gareth Taylor (79)

News in brief Feb 17, 2004

Team news

Simon Davies and Robbie Savage took part in training today. Both look like being fit for tomorrow night.

Nine players have withdrawn from the original squad, "We would have liked to have more senior players available, that hasn't been the case, but there's always the opportunity for the players that come in to make an impression." said Hughes.

Kevin Kyle, Steve Crawford and Tommy Miller out for the Scots.

Ticket sales

42,000 sold so far including 6,000 for Scotland. Tickets details as follows

Tickets still on sale through Ticketline call them on 08700 667799.

Ticket booths open on matchday outside Ticketline Office in Westgate Street and also Cardiff Castle Moat in Castle Street.

Squad update Feb 16, 2004

Here is the revised squad for the match with Scotland on Wednesday 18th February 2004:

Danny Coyne - Leicester City, Mark Crossley - Fulham
Paul Jones - Wolverhampton Wanderers, Darren Ward - Nottingham Forest

Rob Edwards - Aston Villa, Danny Gabbidon - Cardiff City
Andy Melville - West Ham United, Robert Page - Sheffield United
Rhys Weston - Cardiff City, Kit Symons - Crystal Palace (See Below)
Carl Fletcher - Bournemouth, Darren Barnard - Grimsby Town (See Below)

Simon Davies - Tottenham Hotspur, Ryan Giggs - Manchester United
John Oster - Sunderland, Carl Robinson - Portsmouth (on loan Sheff Utd)
Paul Parry - Cardiff City, Robbie Savage - Birmingham City
Gary Speed - Newcastle United

Rob Earnshaw - Cardiff City, Gareth Taylor - Nottingham Forest
Neil Roberts - Wigan Athletic

The list above includes Kit Symons who will join the squad later today
(Monday). Darren Barnard has left the squad today to return to play for Grimsby Town on Tuesday. A decision on his return will be taken after that match.

The full list of withdrawals:
Mark Delaney, John Hartson, Craig Bellamy, Nathan Blake, Mark Delaney, Jason Koumas, Andy Johnson, Mark Pembridge & Ben Thatcher (Not eligible for this match).

Team news Feb 16, 2004

Both Simon Davies and Robbie Savage didn't train yesterday as a precaution, Ryan Giggs joined the squad last night.

Carl Fletcher (Bournemouth) has joined the squad today. He qualifies for Wales through his maternal grandmother who
was born in Ebbw Vale. Carl is a midfielder and captain of Bournemouth.

Darren Barnard did meet up with the squad, but he will be released to play for his club on Tuesday night, he is therefore unlikely to play on Wednesday.

Adrian Williams has also withdrawn due to injury.

Squad changes Feb 15, 2004

Paul Parry (Cardiff City) has been added to the squad for the match. This is Paul's first call-up to the senior squad. Last season he represented Wales at semi-professional level whilst with Hereford United.

Neil Roberts of Wigan Athletic has also been added to the squad. No further replacements will be named today.

Three other players have withdrawn from the squad for Wednesday night's game in Cardiff, they are Mark Pembridge, Jason Koumas and Andy Johnson.

Wales probable starting 11

Darren Ward, Rob Edwards, Robert Page, Andy Melville, Danny Gabbidon, Simon Davies, Robbie Savage, John Oster, Gary Speed, Ryan Giggs, Robert Earnshaw.

Squad news Feb 13, 2004

Confirmation that Cardiff City's defender Rhys Weston has been added to the squad for the match.

The following players have offically withdrawn:

John Hartson, Craig Bellamy, Mark Delaney and Nathan Blake.

Players ruled out Feb 12, 2004

Ben Thatcher will not start the friendly international against Scotland. The Leicester City defender who is eligible to play for Wales under a new FIFA ruling is ruled because his clearance hearing is not until Thursday 19th February. Wales play Scotland the night before in Cardiff. If given the ok by FIFA he will be selected in the squad to face Hungary at the end of March.

Both Mark Delaney and Craig Bellamy look set to miss the game due to injuries sustained playing for their clubs. John Hartson is also doubtful after missing Celticís last SPL matches with a back injury.

Confirmation that both Mark Delaney and Nathan Blake have been ruled out.

Squad news Feb 10, 2004

The majority of the squad will meet on Saturday evening ahead of the game on Wednesday 18th February. The squad will have its first training session at the team HQ on the Sunday afternoon, with a further training session at the Millennium Stadium before the game. Players who are playing for their clubs on Sunday will join up with the squad thereafter. At the moment there are no players on standby.

News in brief Feb 10, 2004

There is no pre-match entertainment for the game, please note the bars will be open until 15 minutes before kick-off.

Confirmation there isnít an official band for the match. message board postings

Ticket sales Feb 9, 2004

35,000 tickets have so far been sold for the game, this includes 6,000 tickets to Scotland fans.

Tickets still on sale through Ticketline call them on 08700 667799.

Ticket booths open on matchday outside Ticketline Office in Westgate Street and also Cardiff Castle Moat in Castle Street.


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