|The FAW are still
optimistic that the final Euro 2000 qualifier
against Switzerland will be played at Cardiff's
City, Ninian Park in October as originally
plan to play in Cardiff had been put in jeopardy
by the fact that the Welsh rugby team will be in
action against Japan in the Rugby World Cup at
the city's Millennium Stadium on the same day.
Italy are in
Belarus in their final match of Group One that
same day and unless Italy have already qualified
and Belarus are no longer in contention it is
likely that UEFA will decide on the dates and
kick-off times of the two games.
FAW secretary general David Collins said:
"South Wales Constabulary have told us it
would not be possible to police both matches on
the same day but, according to the international
calendar, our match can be played on the Saturday
or on Sunday, October 10,"
further meetings with the police and various
other parties, we remain hopeful of implementing
plans to play Switzerland in Cardiff that
April 14 1999.