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FYR Macedonia v Wales

A 2-1 defeat for Wales in Macedonia, final score 2-1 .
FYROM (1) 2 Wales (1) 1.

Trickovski 21.
Ramsey (Pen) 39.
Trajkovski 80

Wales line up:

B Myhill, C Gunter, B Davies, S Rickets, A Williams, J Ledley, D Vaughan, C Bellamy, J Collison, A Ramsey, J Williams

Subs: W Hennessey, D John, D Gabbidon, A Matthews, A Crofts, G Bale, A King, S Vokes, S Church, O Fon Williams, P Dummett.

Chris Coleman has named a 23-man squad for the World Cup qualifying matches against Macedonia (Away 6th Sept) and Serbia (Home 10th Sept). There is no place for James Collins (West Ham United).


David Vaughan (Sunderland) and Ashley Richards (Swansea City) are called up to replace the injured pair of Joe Allen and Neil Taylor.

Neal Eardley has withdrawn due to injury, Newcastle United's Paul Dummett is called up. Declan John (Cardiff City) called up as replacement for Ashley Richards.

Squad fly out on Thursday.

Gareth Bale not fully fit.

Wayne Hennessey, Boaz Myhill, Owain Fon-Williams.

Ben Davies, Neal Eardley, Danny Gabbidon, Chris Gunter, Adam Matthews, Sam Ricketts, Neil Taylor, Ashley Williams.

Joe Allen, Jack Collison, Andrew Crofts, Andy King, Joe Ledley, Aaron Ramsey, Jonathan Williams.

Gareth Bale, Craig Bellamy, Simon Church, Hal Robson-Kanu, Sam Vokes.

Wales Squad: PDF format
Match referee: Sascha Kever (Switzerland).
Wales will be in Green and White halves for the game in Macedonia.

Tuesday, September 3rd, 2013
Players' media session, St David's Hotel, Cardiff.
Training session at the FAW pitch, The Vale Resort, Hensol.

Wednesday, September 4th.
"Behind the Line" launch. Manager and player. St David's Hotel, Cardiff.
This is a campaign aimed at improving the behaviour of adults during junior football matches.
Thursday, September 5th.
In Skopje, Macedonia.
National Manager and Captain Media Conference at Match Stadium.
Official Training Session at Stadium.


Aaron Ramsey is doubtful with a groin injury. Neil Taylor is also sidelined, he is out for 4-6 weeks with a thigh injury.

Players already on yellow cards for the game in Macedonia are Joe Allen*, Chris Gunter, Gareth Bale, Ashley Williams, and Sam Vokes, Hal Robson-Kanu is suspended.


Comments (3)
Posted: Friday 6th September 2013
by lonwelsh @ September 6, 2013, 8:09 pm
So angry. Williams goes off and he's replaced by Crofts. Please! In a match we have to win? Abnd then we replace a midfielder (Collison) with a right-back (Matthews). Can Coleman not see that Gunter cannot actually play football? And after the Macedonian goal, we wait 4 minutes and bring on Vokes. We have the most expensive player in the world on the bench and we bring on Vokes. Bale had better be dead. Seriously, one-legged and he'd take up 3 of their players. That was the worst managerial performance since...No, it was the worst. So angry.

by Rob @ September 6, 2013, 10:18 pm
You drag Bale to Macedonia and dont use-if he was a sub why the hell did he not come on ? I understand why he could not replace Joniesta but should have replaced Collinson.Vokes should have played instead of Collinson or Vaughan as playing 34 yr old Bellamy on his own up front was ridiculous.As was playing league 1 full~back Ricketts at centre half~Dumnett or Gabiddon would have been better~premiership players.Also King,Vokes or even Declan John as a winger should have come on ahead of Crofts.Coleman should know by now that Wales strength is attacking not defending

by Rob @ September 6, 2013, 11:12 pm
Trefor Lloyd Hughes is a passionate Welshman who CARES.Can he ditch the Coleman extension or will the OAP council stop it-more money for jollies for them if no compensation to pay to Coleman

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