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    EURO 2012: Wales 0 England 2

    Wales v England: photo linked from bbc.co.ukWALES 0 ENGLAND 2
    Defeat for Wales against England at the Millennium Stadium. It was a comfortable victory for England has two goals in the first 14 minutes earned England the three points. It was Wales’ fourth defeat on the bounce in Euro 2012, which leaves Gary Speed’s team bottom firmly, rooted to the bottom of Group G.

    Wales starting line up:
    1. Wayne Hennessey (Wolves), 2. Chris Gunter (Nottingham Forest), 3. Danny Collins (Stoke City), 4. Andrew Crofts (Norwich City), 5. James Collins (Aston Villa), 6. Ashley Williams (Swansea City), 7. Joe Ledley (Celtic), 8. Craig Bellamy (loan Cardiff City), 9. Steve Morison (Millwall), 10. Aaron Ramsey (Arsenal) (Capt), 11. Andy KIng (Leicester City).

    Subs: 12. Boaz Myhill (WBA), 13.Neal Eardley (Blackpool), 14. Danny Gabbidon (West Ham United), 15. David Vaughan (Blackpool), 16. Joe Allen (Swansea City), 17. Simon Church (Reading), 18. Ched Evans (Sheffield United).

    Olegario Benquerenca from Portugal is the match referee.

    updated: Sun, 27 March, 2011 11:40 UK.

    Due to a hamstring injury, Gareth Bale has had to withdraw.

    After training last week and playing 90 minutes on Saturday for his club, Bale felt some muscle tightness. Initially, this was expected to be muscle soreness after playing his first game. On joining-up with the squad he was kept off his feet in training for two days to recover. As he still felt tight in the warm-up on Tuesday, Gareth was pulled-out of the session. He did not train at all on Wednesday and was sent for a scan, with the scan revealing that he has picked-up his injury last week.

    Aaron Ramsey will captain the side. "There were two or three candidates. I thought about what is best for the team going forward. I spoke to Aaron before making the decision and told him there were certain responsibilities and duties that would go with it, and to see if he was happy with it." - Gary Speed. 

    There maybe some doubts this evening Friday (25/03) about the quality of Millennium Stadium pitch. "When playing football & rugby in the same stadium the pitch will always be a concern. The groundsmen did a great job. Earlier this week the pitch was shocking." - assistant coach Raymond Verheije.

    There appear to be no fresh injury worries for manager Gary Speed as the squad trained fully for the first time this morning (22/03) ahead of the clash against England.

    James Collins
    has been passed fit to face England and could captain Wales on Saturday. The central defender took part in a full training session with his club today (Mon 21/03), before meeting up with the Wales squad in Cardiff. [source telegraph.co.uk]

    updated: Mon, 21 March, 2011 22:16 UK.

    James Collins
    has delayed joining up with the squad, the defender is still suffering from a calf injury and will remain at his club Aston Villa for treatment. He is set to  join the squad on Monday afternoon (21/03) after a fitness test.

    Called up is Sam Vokes (Wolves) as a hamstring injury has forced Robert Earnshaw to withdraw. Joe Ledley is also set to join the squad on Monday after playing for his club on Sunday.

    Gary Speed has named the Wales squad for the UEFA Euro 2012 qualifier against England on Saturday 26th March. There are injury doubts over James Collins (calf) and Robert Earnshaw (hamstring). 

    Wales squad:  

    Wayne Hennessey


    Boaz Myhill

    West Bromwich Albion

    Lewis Price

    Crystal Palace

    Danny Collins

    Stoke City

    James Collins

    Aston Villa

    Neal Eardley


    Danny Gabbidon

    West Ham United

    Chris Gunter

    Nottingham Forest

    Lewin Nyatanga

    Bristol City

    Neil Taylor

    Swansea City

    Ashley Williams

    Swansea City

    Joe Allen

    Swansea City

    Gareth Bale

    Tottenham Hotspur

    Andrew Crofts

    Norwich City

    Andy King

    Leicester City

    Joe Ledley


    Aaron Ramsey


    David Vaughan


    Craig Bellamy

    Manchester City (Loan Cardiff City)

    Simon Church


    Robert Earnshaw

    Nottingham Forest

    Ched Evans

    Sheffield United

    Freddie Eastwood

    Coventry City

    Steve Morison


    Hal Robson-Kanu


    Stand by players:
    Jason Brown (Blackburn Rovers -loan Cardiff City), Darcy Blake (Cardiff City), Christian Ribeiro (Bristol City), Andy Dorman (Crystal Palace), Brian Stock (Doncaster Rovers), David Cotterill (Swansea City -loan Portsmouth), Jermaine Easter (Crystal Palace). Sam Vokes (Wolves -loan Sheffield United)

    Gary Speed will announce the squad for the UEFA Euro 2012 qualifier against England on Friday 18th March 2011 at around mid-day.

    Robert Earnshaw is out, Earnshaw limped off at half-time with a hamstring problem during his club's game on Saturday (12/03). Gary Speed will be without Sam Ricketts (Achilles), David Edwards (back) and Jack Collison (knee).

    The Euro 2012 qualifer against England will be played at the Millennium Stadium, Cardiff, on Saturday 26th March 2011, kick-off 3pm.

    "The FAW is delighted to be taking the match to the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff as it is a world-class venue. The capacity means that all of the Wales fans should be able to purchase a ticket and it also allows for the travelling England fans to have a decent quota in their part of the ground, as is agreed in the rules of the competition. The knowledge and expertise that the Millennium Stadium has for staging such high-profile events means that we can all look forward to a great afternoon of football, played and supported in the best traditions of fairplay. The fact that this is also the 100th meeting between the two countries adds spice to the occasion. The first match was back in 1879 there is an awful lot of history between us!" - FAW Chief Executive, Jonathan Ford.

    Tickets news published by the FAW on Friday 10th December 2010.

    Fri 11, December , 2010 22:45 UK.



     Training photos

     Wales v England - Ticket info update





    other information:
    Euro 2012:
     Wales v England.
    Venue: Millennium Stadium, Cardiff.
    Date: Saturday 26th March 2011.
    Kick off: 3pm
    Olegario Benquerence.
    Other: Wales in all red.
    LIVE: Live on Sky Sports 1.


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