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Saturday, 3 September 2005
World Cup 2006 UEFA Group 6 qualification match

Wales 0 England 1 [0-0]

Match Summary
England Squad
Wales Squad
Team Records
   
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The Red Dragons Squad for the matches against England and Poland  September 2005
Player Birthdate Age Pos Club App G
Bellamy, Craig Douglas 13 July 1979 26 F Blackburn Rovers FC, England 33 9
Craig Bellamy will miss the England match due to a groin injury.
Collins, Daniel Lewis 6 August 1980 25 D Sunderland AFC, England 1 0
Danny Collins will miss the England match due to an achilles injury.
Collins, James Michael 23 August 1983 21 D West Ham United FC, England 6 0
Coyne, Daniel 27 August 1973 31 G Burnley FC, England 8 0
Davies, Simon 23 April 1974 31 M Everton FC, England 24 4
Delaney, Mark Anthony 13 May 1976 29 D Aston Villa FC, England 33 0
Mark Delaney will miss the England match due to a persistent knee injury.
Duffy, Richard Michael 30 August 1985 19 D Coventry City FC, England, on loan from Portsmouth FC, England 1 0
Earnshaw, Robert 6 April 1981 24 F West Bromwich Albion FC, England 19 9
Edwards, Robert Owen 25 December 1982 22 D Wolverhampton Wanderers FC, England 7 0
Fletcher, Carl Neil 7 April 1980 25 M West Ham United FC, England 8 0
Gabbidon, Daniel Leon 8 August 1979 26 D West Ham United FC, England 19 0
Giggs, Ryan Joseph 29 November 1973 31 F Manchester United FC, England 51 8
Hartson, John 5 April 1975 30 F Glasgow Celtic FC, Scotland 46 14
Jones, Paul Steven 18 April 1967 38 G Millwall FC, England, on loan from Wolverhampton Wanderers FC, England 43 0
Koumas, Jason 25 September 1979 25 M Cardiff City FC, on loan from West Bromwich Albion FC, England 14 1
Ledley, Joseph 23 January 1987 18 M Cardiff City FC 0 0
Joe Ledley was added to the squad at a later date.
Page, Robert John 3 September 1974 30 D Coventry City FC, England 38 0
Parry, Paul Ian 19 August 1980 25 M Cardiff City FC 5 1
Partridge, David William 26 November 1978 26 D Bristol City FC, England 2 0
Price, Lewis Peter 19 July 1984 21 G Ipswich Town FC, England 0 0
Ricketts, Samuel Derek 11 October 1981 23 D Swansea City FC 3 0
Roberts, Gareth Wyn 6 February 1978 27 D Tranmere Rovers FC, England 8 0
Robinson, Carl Phillip 13 October 1976 28 M Sunderland AFC, England 22 0
Thatcher, Benjamin David 30 November 1975 29 D Manchester City FC, England 7 0
Ben Thatcher is suspended for the match against England.
Vaughan, David Owen 18 February 1983 22 M Crewe Alexandra FC, England 2 0
Williams, Gavin John 20 June 1980 25 M West Ham United FC, England 0 0

Squad details correct up to and including Wales' match against Slovenia on 17 August 2005.

Diary

Friday, 19 August 2005 - Craig Bellamy and Mark Delaney have been named in Wales' squad for the World Cup qualifiers with England and Poland despite their fitness concerns.  Bellamy has been ruled out after picking up a thigh injury in Wales training this week, while Delaney has not played this season because of a knee problem.  Manager John Toshack has also included the seven other players who pulled out of this week's friendly with Slovenia.  Robbie Savage is again overlooked as Toshack continues his rebuilding work.  It is the first time Savage has been omitted from a Wales squad for a qualifying match since the 30-year-old declared his wish to end his self-imposed international retirement.  Ben Thatcher is included in the 25-man squad despite being suspended for the England game in Cardiff's Millennium Stadium on 3 September.  But his three-match suspension for stamping on a Polish player will have ended for him to be available for the trip to Warsaw four days later.  With no wins from their six games in Group Five, Wales have no hope of reaching the finals in Germany next year.  But a win against either of their next opponents would have a major impact on which side qualifies.

Monday, 22 August 2005 - Mark Delaney is almost certain to miss the 3 September World Cup qualifier with England.  Aston Villa are resigned to losing the 33-cap man for another three weeks after he injured his knee pre-season.  Wales are awaiting official confirmation on Delaney but expect him to miss out.
Danny Collins is back in training after injury, and Simon Davies and Ryan Giggs should play in Europe this week.  Veteran keeper Paul Jones is also expected to play his first game of the season this week following his fractured cheekbone.  James Collins faces a race against time to recover from his calf injury ahead of the Wales tie, though.

Friday, 26 August 2005 - John Toshack has ruled full-back Mark Delaney out of the 3 September qualifier. He has not featured since injuring his knee in pre-season.  Delaney joins Craig Bellamy (thigh) and Sunderland defender Danny Collins (achilles) in missing out, while James Collins (calf) is rated very doubtful.  Toshack is also upset that defender Rob Edwards is being allowed to play for Wolverhampton Wanderers at Molineux on Tuesday.  The FAW asked for Edwards to be withdrawn from the game, but their request was turned down by FIFA.  In better news for Wales, both Ryan Giggs and Simon Davies came through their midweek European exertions unscathed.

Sunday, 28 August 2005 - Paul Parry is expected to miss Wales' World Cup double-header.  The Cardiff winger will meet up with the squad on Monday, but Bluebirds boss Dave Jones says he is not fit to play.  "He's got a knee ligament problem and once the Wales medical team see that they will send him back," said Jones.

Tuesday, 30 August 2005 - James Collins has surprisingly declared himself fit.  But the centre-back is very unlikely to feature, having been out with a calf injury since pre-season, and may be selected for the Under-21s on Friday.  Paul Parry, Mark Delaney, Danny Collins and Craig Bellamy are out injured.  Gareth Roberts (bug) and Simon Davies (shin) are expected to step up their training later in the week.

Friday, 2 September 2005 - Simon Davies seems set to shake off a shin injury and take his place in the Wales midfield for the World Cup qualifier against England.  The Everton winger should play as part of a midfield also including Ryan Giggs, Carl Fletcher and Carl Robinson.  Gareth Roberts, however, might not be able to play because of a bug.  Robert Page, Danny Gabbidon, David Partridge, Richard Duffy and Sam Ricketts are tipped to play in defence.

Wales Form: last six games
L L W L L D   f 4:a 8  success: 25%
524 9 October 2005 - England 2 Wales 0 [1-0]
Old Trafford, Stretford, Manchester
  WCP AL
525 13 October 2005 - Wales 2 Poland 3 [0-0]
Millennium Stadium, Westgate Street, Cardiff
  HL
526 9 February 2005 - Wales 2 Hungary 0 [0-0]
Millennium Stadium, Westgate Street, Cardiff
  Fr HW
527 26 March 2005 - Wales 0 Austria 2 [0-0]
Millennium Stadium, Westgate Street, Cardiff
  WCP HL
528 30 March 2005 -  Austria 1 Wales 0 [0-0]
Ernst Happel Stadion, Leopoidstod, Wien
  AL
529 17 August 2005 - Wales 0 Slovenia 0 [0-0]
Millennium Stadium, Westgate Street, Cardiff
  Fr HD

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