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 Wales football news - February 2004.
Hungary friendly
The friendly international with Hungary on 31st March will be held at the Ferenc Puskas Stadium in Budapest. 

The Ferenc Puskas Stadium, was originally known as the Nep (People's) Stadium, but was renamed in honour of their greatest international footballer in 2002, it has a capacity of 69,000. Wales last played there in April 1975 and won by two goals to one.

A return match with the Hungarians and will be played on the 9th February 2005 at the Millennium Stadium.

Thursday, February 26th 2004.



FAW lodge appeal
The FAW today has lodged a Notice of Appeal against the decision of the UEFA Control & Disciplinary Body dated 3rd February 2004. 

The appeal was lodged in accordance with Article 52(1) of the UEFA Disciplinary Regulations. 

The FAW are waiting for a hearing date from UEFA. Meanwhile, they continue to work on the appeal with their medical and legal team, which includes a London QC.

Friday, February 6th 2004.



Appeal rejected
UEFA have rejected Wales' appeal to have Russia thrown out of the Euro 2004 finals, after Yegor Titov tested positive following Russia v Wales match on 15 November 2003.

The UEFA Control and Disciplinary Body this afternoon decided that:

1. The complaint of the FAW is rejected for being unfounded.
2. The CHF 1,000 fee paid by the FAW shall be refunded.
3. This decision (para.1 only) can be appealed against by Friday 6th February 2004 24.00 hours at the latest.

In light of this, the FAW will meet with its management, medical and legal representatives over the next two days to consider such an appeal.

Tuesday, February 3rd 2004.




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