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Norway v Wales : Latest May 27, 2004

Norway..0 Wales..0 FULL TIME

Wales line up :-

Danny Coyne
Mark Delaney, James Collins, Danny Gabbidon, Ben Thatcher
John Oster, Carl Fletcher, Carl Robinson, Paul Parry
Robert Earnshaw, Craig Bellamy.

Team news May 26, 2004

There are late injury doubts about Goalkeeper Martyn Margetson, defender Adrian Williams and midfielder Jason Koumas.

The Cardiff City goalkeeper missed training on Wednesday with a back injury and is rated doubtful. Danny Coyne is the only other keeper available in the squad.

Jason Koumas has an Achilles problem, while Adrian Williams has a bout of the flu.

Latest news May 25, 2004

Wales news
The Wales squad consisting of 20 players are training this evening in Oslo.

WALES SQUAD out in Norway.
Goalkeepers: D Coyne (Leicester), M Margetson (Cardiff).

Defenders: J Collins (Cardiff), M Delaney (Aston Villa), R Edwards (Aston Villa), D Gabbidon (Cardiff), A Williams (Reading), D Barnard (Grimsby), B Thatcher (Leicester), G Roberts (Tranmere).

Midfielders: C Fletcher (Bournemouth), P Parry (Cardiff), J Koumas (West Brom), C Robinson (Portsmouth), D Vaughan (Crewe), J Oster (Sunderland).

Strikers: R Earnshaw (Cardiff), N Roberts (Wigan), C Llewellyn (Wrexham), C Bellamy (Newcastle).

Norway news
There are two changes in the Norway squad for the match on Thursday. Withdrawn from the squad are Tommy Larsen and Sigurd Rushfeldt, called up are Rune Lange and Tron Andersen. Henning Berg looks set to start of the game, he will be winning his 100th cap for Norway.

Norway v Wales May 25, 2004

Wales travel to Norway today ahead of the friendly on Thursday evening. Mark Hughes has 11 players missing from the original squad of 30 players. Having been omitted from the original party due to injury, Craig Bellamy was called up yesterday as late replacement. The match will kick off in Oslo at 7pm local time. The squad will travel back on Friday for Sundayís friendly against Canada at Wrexham.

Probable starting line up

Coyne
Delaney, Williams, Gabbidon, Thatcher
Oster, Koumas, Robinson, Parry
Bellamy, Earnshaw.

TV and radio coverage May 25, 2004

Match of the Day Wales: Norway v Wales (BBC Two Wales, 1745-2000 BST)
Sportstime: Norway v Wales (BBC Radio Wales, 1750-2000 BST)

Pel-droed: Norway v Wales (S4C, 1755-2000 BST)
Pel-droed: Norway v Wales (BBC Radio Cymru, 1800-2000 BST).

Latest news May 24, 2004

Latest update of squad changes for Wales against Norway.

IN
Craig Bellamy

OUT
Mark Crossley - Back, Paul Jones - Honeymoon
Andy Melville - Play-Off, Robert Page - Back
Rhys Weston - Leg, Simon Davies - Calf
Ryan Giggs - Leg, Robbie Savage - Back
Gary Speed - Hamstring, Christian Roberts - Play-Off
Eifion Williams - Hamstring

A decision on any replacements will be taken later today.

Squad news May 24, 2004

Bellamy call up
Craig Bellamy has been called up into the squad.

More players out
Five more players have withdrawn from the squad to face Norway. Gary Speed (hamstring), Robert Page (hamstring), Simon Davies (calf), Ryan Giggs (took a knock on Saturday) and Mark Crossley are out.

News in brief May 22, 2004

Savage blow
Robbie Savage is the latest withdrawal from the squad. Savage has had an operation on his back, and will be out for around 8 weeks.

Meet up
The squad will meet up at the Carden Park Hotel outside Wrexham on Monday morning.

Players out May 21, 2004

Confirmation of the following changes in the squad for the match with Norway.

OUT
Rhys Weston - Awaiting confirmation of injury
Paul Jones - On Honeymoon!
Christian Roberts - Play Off
Eifion Williams - Torn Hamstring
Andy Melville - Play - Off

Mark Hughes quotes May 10, 2004

ďItís a squad Iím looking to build on the last two performances, Iíve been pleased with the way players have come in and acquitted themselves. We are building, at this moment in time, for the World Cup. Iíve based the squad on the situation we find ourselves at the moment which is a national side that isnít involved in the European Championship in the summer.Ē - Wales manager Mark Hughes.

Squad named for Norway and Canada May 10, 2004

In Wrexham this morning Mark Hughes named a 30-man squad for the two forthcoming friendlies against Norway (May 27th in Oslo) and Canada (May 30th)

Paul Jones (Wolves), Danny Coyne (Leicester City)
Mark Crossley (Fulham), Martyn Margetson (Cardiff City)

James Collins (Cardiff City), Mark Delaney (Aston Villa)
Rob Edwards (Aston Villa), Andy Melville (West Ham United)
Danny Gabbidon (Card City), Robert Page (Sheffield United)
Rhys Weston (Cardiff City), Adrian Williams (Reading)
Darren Barnard (Grimsby Town),Ben Thatcher (Leicester City)

Simon Davies (Tottenham Hotspur), Carl Fletcher (Bournemouth)
Gareth Roberts (Tranmere Rovers), Paul Parry (Cardiff City)
Robbie Savage (Birmingham City), Jason Koumas (West Bromwich Albion)
Carl Robinson (Portsmouth), Gary Speed (Newcastle United)
David Vaughan (Crewe), John Oster (Sunderland)

Robert Earnshaw (Cardiff City), Neil Roberts (Wigan Athletic)
Ryan Giggs (Manchester United), Carl Llewellyn (Wrexham)
Christian Roberts (Bristol City), Eifion Williams (Hartlepool)

Squad named May 9, 2004

Mark Hughes will name his squad for the forthcoming friendly international against Norway on Monday 10th May in Wrexham. Squad named around 10am. Match to be played in Oslo, Thursday 27th May, Kick-off:- 7.00pm (local time).

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