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Wales football news - January 2002.
 Training session.
With no friendly fixture until the end of March a squad training camp has been arranged for February.

A full day's session will be held at the Vale of Glamorgan Hotel. Players will meet up on Saturday evening February 9th, a full day's activities is planned for Sunday before the players return to their clubs on Monday morning.

The full day's activities on Sunday will discuss Euro 2004, matches against the Czech Republic and Germany and include a light training session.

"We have not arranged an international friendly fixture for February and I feel it is important to get the squad together." -
Mark Hughes.

Thursday, January 31st 2002.
 No switch.
The FAW have ruled out the possibility of playing some of the Euro 2004 home qualifying matches away from the Millennium Stadium.

Secretary-general David Collins said the games wouldn't be switched to any of the smaller grounds.

Hopefully a meeting to arrange the fixture schedule can be held with the other four nations on the 21st or 22nd of February.

"The Millennium Stadium is our home and that's where we want to play our qualifying matches." -
David Collins.

Sunday, January 27th 2002.
 Tough one.
Once again Wales have been handed a tough draw in Group 9 of the 2004 European Championship's. Italy, Yugoslavia, Finland and the former Soviet republic of Azerbaijan will face Mark Hughes's men when the campaign start's either in September or October.

Fixture list for these games will be announced sometime in early February when all five nations will meet, probably in Italy.

The winner of the group earns a place in the finals. The runner-up will contest a home-and-away play-off match.

Friday, January 25th 2002.
 FAW confirm.
It has been confirmed that Wales will only play two friendly senior matches before the end of season. The matches against the Czech Republic (27.03.02) and Germany (14.05.02) will both be at home.

A date in April is also open with a possibility of a game or a squad get-together. Regarding a Far East tour at the end of the season well discussion's are still in progress.

"Singing area" tickets will be available for the above matches though general ticket information will be confirmed shortly.

Friday, January 18th 2002.
 Announcement shortly.
Looking forward to matches. The FAW International committee meets on Wednesday.

Announcements regarding senior and youth matches are expected. This is a bi-monthly international committee meeting with manager Mark Hughes hopefully present.

With regards to the possibility of playing any B internationals in the future there are no plans at the moment for this.

Monday, January 14th 2002.


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