WALES (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 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.
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.
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]
David 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)
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.
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).
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.
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.