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Latest news - May 2000.
 Injury problems mount.
Wales have major injury problems ahead of the friendly against Portugal in Chaves next Friday. Robbie Savage has been ruled out with an ankle injury, Dean Saunders has a calf injury and Ryan Giggs is doubtful with a thigh strain.

Thursday, May 25th 2000.

 Mark Hughes prepares for Brazil and the future.
Mark Hughes has pointed to the fact that the Brazil and Portugal friendlies are key preparation matches ahead of the World Cup opener against Belarus in September.

What Mark Hughes said:

"These were the two matches I always formed in my own thoughts as the key ones in building up to the World Cup."

Sunday, May 21st 2000.

 Chris Coleman ruled out of Brazil clash.
Chris Coleman has been ruled out of the forthcoming friendly matches against Brazil and Portugal. He faces a knee operation, which will keep him out of action until early July.

What Chris Coleman said:

"I'm devastated to be missing the chance to play against the Brazilians, it's the chance in a lifetime to be on the same pitch as some of the best players in the world."

Thursday, May 18th 2000.

 Jones in determined mood.
Matthew Jones is determined to make Wales' game
against Brazil on May 23. Treatment is being delayed on his shin splint injury until after the game.

What Matthew Jones said:

"Any treatment will be delayed until after the game. I don't want to lose out by not playing for Wales

Wednesday, May 17th 2000.

 Brazil and Portugal squad announced.
Mark Hughes has named his squad for the friendly international's against Brazil and Portugal.

click here for full squad details.

What Mark Hughes said about Craig Bellamy:

"He's a very confident lad, a bubbly character, and I just want him back and fully fit. Players like him are the future for Wales.

Tuesday, May 9th 2000.

 Ticket prices set to remain the same.
The FAW are set to reward the public for their support over the two sell-out games against Finland and Brazil by keeping ticket prices the same value for the 2002 World Cup. Wales kick-off their home campaign in October against Norway.

Thursday, May 4th 2000.

 Coleman linked with Spurs move.
Chris Coleman is being linked with a possible move to Tottenham Hotspur. Coleman has been targeted recently by several Premiership clubs.

Tuesday, May 2nd 2000.

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