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Wales football news - September 2000.
 Poland ticket prices.
The FAW are set to raise the matter of ticket prices with the FIFA commissioner during the World Cup qualifier against Poland next month. Prices have been set by the Polish FA at 38 for travelling Welsh fans.

The Poles have advised that the match is now sold out for Polish supporters and that no other tickets will be
available in Warsaw on matchday.

More information: Mark Evans, International Match Secretary.

Friday, September 29th 2000.

 Wales squad.
Mark Hughes has named a 22-man squad for Norway and Poland matches in October. John Hartson has been included after he withdrew from the last squad when his proposed move to Glasgow Rangers collapsed.

Mark Delaney, Dean Saunders, Matthew Jones, Mark Pembridge and Kit Symons have also been included, after pulling out of the Belarus game with injuries.

Friday, September 22nd 2000.

 Bellamy handed two-match ban.
Craig Bellamy has been handed a two-match ban following his sending off against Belarus. Bellamy will miss the Norway and Poland matches in October. The FAW has also been fined just over 1,000.

Mark Hughes said he was relieved that Craig had not been hit by a longer suspension.

It would have been a lot worse especially when a player is sent off for raising his arms.

  Mark Hughes  

Thursday, September 21st 2000.

 Mark Hughes dilemma.
Mark Hughes is considering his options ahead of the 2002 World Cup qualifier against Norway. With Craig Bellamy missing through suspension and Dean Saunders struggling with injury, Ryan Giggs maybe called upon to play up-front. Also with Paul Jones having just recovered from his back injury the battle is also on to be Wales' No1.
Hughes announces the squad this week.

Sunday, September 17th 2000.

 Desperate to play.
John Hartson is desperate to play for Wales against Norway and Poland next month after missing the World Cup opener against Belarus.

I wasn’t in the right frame of mind to play for Wales in Belarus. But I will be fired up for the games against Norway and Poland.

We have to pick up points from those games.

  John Hartson  

Tuesday, September 12th 2000.

 Wales v Belarus - Friday night team news.
Mark Hughes looks certain to recall Paul Jones in goal. Iwan Roberts looks set to partner Craig Bellamy up-front. Robert Page will surely play at right back if Mark Hughes opts for a 4-4-2 formation with Chris Coleman also returning from injury.


Nathan Blake has a sore achilles and John Robinson has a slight groin strain.

Paul got a shock when he was dropped, he certainly didn't expect it and he was bitterly disappointed. But he's okay now and I certainly know all about his qualities from my time at Southampton.

  Mark Hughes  

Friday, September 1st 2000.

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