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Saturday, 26 March 2011
European Championship 2012 Group G qualification match

Wales 0 England 2 [0-2]

Match Summary
Wales Squad
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Team Records
   

  

The Red Dragons Squad for the match against England  March 2011
Player Birthdate Age Pos Club App G
Allen, Joseph Michael 14 March 1990 21 M Swansea City FC 2 0
Bale, Gareth Frank 16 July 1989 21 LM Tottenham Hotspur FC, England 27 3
Gareth Bale withdrew from the squad on 24 March due to a hamstring injury
Bellamy, Craig Douglas 13 July 1979 31 F Cardiff City FC, on loan from Manchester City FC, England 59 18
Blake, Darcy James 13 December 1988 22 DM Cardiff City FC 1 0
Darcy Blake was placed on the stand-by list on the day of the squad announcement
Brown, Jason Roy 18 May 1982 28 G Cardiff City FC, on loan from Blackburn Rovers FC, England 2 0
Jason Brown was placed on the stand-by list on the day of the squad announcement
Church, Simon Richard 12 December 1988 22 F Reading FC, England 11 1
Collins, Daniel Lewis 6 August 1980 30 CB Stoke City FC, England 9 0

Also has 6 caps with the England C team

Collins, James Michael 23 August 1983 27 CB Aston Villa FC, England 37 2
Cotterill, David Rhys George Best 4 December 1987 23 RW Portsmouth FC, England, on loan from Swansea City FC 17 1
David Cotterill was placed on the stand-by list on the day of the squad announcement
Crofts, Andrew Lawrence 29 May 1984 26 M Norwich City FC, England 15 0
Dorman, Andrew 1 May 1982 28 AM Crystal Palace FC, England 1 0
Andrew Dorman was placed on the stand-by list on the day of the squad announcement
Eardley, Neal James 6 November 1988 22 RB Blackpool FC, England 14 0
Earnshaw, Robert 6 April 1981 29 F Nottingham Forest FC, England 50 14
Rob Earnshaw withdrew from the squad on 20th March following a hamstring tear.
Easter, Jermaine Maurice 15 January 1982 23 F Crystal Palace FC, England 9 0
Jermaine Easter was placed on the stand-by list on the day of the squad announcement
Eastwood, Freddie 29 October 1983 27 F Coventry City FC, England 10 4
Evans, Ched 28 December 1988 22 F Sheffield United FC, England 12 2
Gabbidon, Daniel Leon 8 August 1979 31 CB West Ham United FC, England 43 0
Gunter, Christopher Ross 21 July 1989 21 FB Nottingham Forest FC, England 25 0
Hennessey, Wayne Robert 24 January 1987 24 G Wolverhampton Wanderers FC, England 29 0
King, Andrew 29 October 1988 22 M Leicester City FC, England 6 1
Ledley, Joseph Christopher 23 January 1987 24 LM Glasgow Celtic FC, Scotland 35 3
Morison, Steven William 29 August 1983 27 F Millwall FC, England 4 0

Also has 8 caps with the England C team, and 3 goals

Myhill, Glyn Oliver 9 November 1982 28 G West Bromwich Albion FC, England 9 0
Nyatanga, Lewin John 18 August 1988 22 CB Bristol City FC, England 33 0
Price, Lewis Peter 19 July 1984 26 G Crystal Palace FC, England 7 0
Ramsey, Aaron James 26 December 1990 20 CM Arsenal FC, England 11 2
Ribeiro, Christian Michael 14 December 1989 21 D Bristol City FC, England 2 0
Christian Ribeiro was placed on the stand-by list on the day of the squad announcement
Robson-Kanu, Hal 21 May 1989 21 F Reading FC, England 2 0

Also has two England U19 caps & one England U20 cap

Stock, Brian Benjamin 24 December 1981 29 M Doncaster Rovers FC, England 3 0
Brian Stock was placed on the stand-by list on the day of the squad announcement
Taylor, Neil John 7 February 1989 22 D Swansea City FC 1 0
Vaughan, David Owen 18 February 1983 28 M Blackpool FC, England 21 1
Vokes, Sam 21 October 1989 21 F Sheffield United FC, England, on loan from Wolverhampton Wanderers FC, England 16 2
Sam Vokes was initially placed on the stand-by list, but called into the main list on 20 March following Earnshaw's withdrawal.
Williams, Ashley Errol 23 August 1984 26 CB Swansea City FC 24 1

Squad details correct up to and including Wales' match against Republic of Ireland on 8 February 2011.
Tallies taken from
FAW

Diary

Friday, 18 March 2011 - Aaron Ramsey and Gareth Bale are in Wales boss Gary Speed's squad to face England.  Midfielder Ramsey has not featured for Wales since suffering a double leg break playing for Arsenal in February 2010.  Bale missed last month's 3-0 Nations Cup defeat to the Republic of Ireland with a back injury but is fit again.  James Collins (calf) and Robert Earnshaw (hamstring) are included.  There are also call-ups for Swansea City trio Ashley Williams, Joe Allen and Neil Taylor - the latter two are new inclusions from the original squad that was due to face Ireland.  Goalkeepers Wayne Hennessey, Boaz Myhill and Lewis Price will battle it out for the number one jersey with Wolves stopper Hennessey preferred in the last outing.  Stoke's Danny Collins and Blackpool's Neal Eardley along with West Ham's Danny Gabbidon, Chris Gunter of Nottingham Forest and Bristol City's Lewin Nyatanga join Williams and Taylor as Speed's defensive options.  James Collins is a doubt though with a calf injury and will miss Aston Villa's home match with Wolves on Saturday but could be fit in time to face England.  The 27-year-old, who is a contender for the Wales captaincy, was disciplined by Villa on Thursday following an incident during a team bonding exercise.  Bolton defender Sam Ricketts is out for the rest of the season after an Achilles operation.

Also available for selection in midfield are Norwich's Andrew Crofts, Leicester's Andy King, Joe Ledley of Celtic and Blackpool's David Vaughan. But West Ham's Jack Collison has yet to return from the knee surgery he had in May 2010 to repair cartilage damage. Wolves midfielder Dave Edwards (back) is also out.  Forest striker Earnshaw has been named by Speed despite being ruled out for three to four weeks with a minor hamstring tear, as he wants him to be part of the squad.  Reading duo Simon Church and Hal Robson-Kanu join Cardiff City striker Craig Bellamy - on loan from Manchester City - Ched Evans of Sheffield United, Millwall's Steve Morison and Coventry's Freddy Eastwood as the attacking options.  Speed has yet to name his captain, but says he has decided on who it is.

For the first time in five and a half years, the Wales football team have sold out the Millennium Stadium.  The Football Association of Wales has already confirmed all 69,000 tickets for Speed's first home and first competitive game have been sold.

Sunday, 20 March 2011 - James Collins has delayed joining up with Wales' squad. The Aston Villa centre-back and Welsh captaincy candidate has a calf injury and will remain at Villa for treatment.  Gary Speed hopes the 27-year-old trains with Villa and joins his squad on Monday as Collins is key player in the centre of his defence.  Speed has called up on-loan Sheffield United striker Sam Vokes as a hamstring injury forces Rob Earnshaw to miss out.  Collins missed Aston Villa's home defeat by Wolverhampton Wanderers on Saturday because of the problem but Speed hopes his calf injury will ease so he will be fit in time.  Speed has already lost Sam Ricketts for his first home and first competitive game as the Bolton Wanderers full-back is out for the rest of the season after an Achilles operation.  Now Nottingham Forest striker Earnshaw's absence has been confirmed after he suffered a hamstring tear while Swansea midfielder Joe Allen is nursing a shoulder knock - but Allen hopes to be passed fit.

Thursday morning, 24 March 2011 - Gareth Bale is out of Wales' Euro 2012 qualifier against England after suffering a hamstring injury.  The Football Association of Wales says in a statement the injury was suffered before Bale joined the Wales squad.  The 21-year-old Tottenham Hotspur winger did not train on Wednesday. "Due to a hamstring problem, Gareth Bale has had to withdraw from the Wales squad to face England.  He felt tight last week during training with his club. After playing 90 minutes on Saturday he felt some muscle tightness. Initially, this was expected to be muscle soreness after playing his first game. On joining up with the Welsh squad he was kept off his feet in training for two days to recover. As he still felt tight in the warm-up on Tuesday, Gareth was pulled out of the session. He did not train at all on Wednesday and was sent for a scan. The scan revealed that Gareth Bale picked up his injury last week."

Gary Speed has received better news over defender James Collins who has been passed fit to face England.

Thursday afternoon, 24 March 2011 - Arsenal midfielder Aaron Ramsey will captain Wales on Saturday.  The 20-year-old has not played for his country since the 3-0 win over Scotland in November 2009.  But he has been out since suffering an horrific double leg-break playing for Arsenal against Stoke City in February 2010.  "I thought about it a lot.  As I have mentioned before, it is about the future and planning ahead.  There were two or three candidates. I thought about what is best for the team going forward.  I spoke to Aaron before making the decision and told him there were certain responsibilities and duties that would go with it, and to see if he was happy with it. I'm delighted and he was really happy. I made the decision because I thought it was best for the team and the future of the team." said Wales manager Gary Speed.  Aston Villa defender James Collins and Swansea City's Ashley Williams had also been contenders for the Wales captaincy.

Wales Form: last six games
L W L L L L   f 6:a 12  success: 17%
578 23 May 2010 - Croatia 2 Wales 0 [1-0]
Stadion Gradski Vrt, Osijek (12,000)
Rakitić, Gabriæ Fr AL
579 11 August 2010 - Wales 5 Luxembourg 1 [1-1]
Parc y Scarlets, Llanelli (4,504)
Cotterill, Ledley (pen), King, Williams, Bellamy
Kitenge
HW
580 3 September 2010 - Montenegro 1 Wales 0 [1-0]
Stadion Pod Goricom, Centar, Podgorica (9,862)
Vučinić ECP AL
581 8 October 2010 - Wales 0 Bulgaria 1 [0-0]
Cardiff City Stadium, Leckwith, Cardiff
(18,800)
Popov HL
582 12 October 2010 - Switzerland 4 Wales 1 [2-1]
Sankt Jakob Park, Basel (38,500)
Stocker (2), Streller, Inler (pen)
Bale
AL
583 8 February 2011 - Republic of Ireland 3 Wales 0 [0-0]
Aviva Stadium, Dublin (20,800)
Gibson, Duff, Fahey BC AL

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