Match Day Thread Wales v Slovakia

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  1. PGFWhite

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    WALES v SLOVAKIA
    European Championships 2020 Qualifying Group E
    Cardiff City Stadium – Sunday March 24th 2019 – Kick Off 2pm

    Wales embark on their journey to EURO 2020 with their first match in the qualifying campaign at the Cardiff City Stadium on Sunday (2pm). After the disappointment of failing to qualify for the 2018 World Cup it gives Wales a chance to get back onto the big stage.For manager Ryan Giggs it will be his first full campaign in charge and he has a squad full of youth and experience to choose from.

    TEAMS IN GROUP E - Croatia, Wales, Sovakia, Hungary, Azerbaijan.
    EURO 2020 QUALIFYING FIXTURE LIST - https://www.uefa.com/european-qualifiers/season=2020/matches/index.html#/md/33806
    TABLES - https://www.uefa.com/european-qualifiers/season=2020/standings/index.html

    Several players have already dropped out of the fixture with the team to be finalised after the midweek friendly against Trinidad & Tobago in Wrexham on Wednesday night (19:45 KO).

    Wales will be without injured trio Ethan Ampadu, Sam Vokes and Tom Lawrence on Sunday. Aaron Ramsey will miss Wednesday's friendly against Trinidad and Tobago in Wrexham ,but Ryan Giggs confirmed Ramsey will be available to face Slovakia.

    David Brooks, Dan James and James Lawrence should be fit despite training separately from the main squad.

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    The last time Wales and Slovakia met was in the opening game of EURO 2016. Wales snatched a late winner to make a dramatic return to major tournaments after a 58-year absence. Gareth Bale's dipping free-kick gave Wales a half-time lead before Ondrej Duda punished passive Welsh defending to equalise. Substitute Hal Robson-Kanu's scuffed finish won it for Wales late on and the rest is history!

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    Head to Head – W2 D0 L1
    07 Oct 2006 Wales 1 Slovakia 5 – (UEFA European Championship Qualifier)
    12 Sep 2007 Slovakia 2 Wales 5 (UEFA European Championship Qualifier)
    11 Jun 2016 - Wales 2 Slovakia 1 (EURO 2016)

    Wales Squad - https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/47532944
    Buy Tickets - https://www.eticketing.co.uk/fawtickets-english/
    Elis James Podcast - https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p0739n30
    EURO 2020 Finals - https://www.uefa.com/uefaeuro-2020/matches/#/dw/1185

    Background Info
    Slovakia
    officially the Slovak Republic is a landlocked country. It is bordered by Poland to the north, Ukraine to the east, Hungary to the south, Austria to the west, and the Czech Republic to the northwest. Slovakia's territory spans about 49,000 sq km and is mostly mountainous. The population is over 5.4 million. The capital and largest city is Bratislava, and the second largest city is Košice.
     
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  2. Stereo

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    COME ON WALES !! Make me dream again !!
    The Euros were amazing. Just the best time ever being able to cheer on our country.
    The Belgium match is my favourite ever night of football.
    I need more of that drug.
     
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  3. swanseaandproud

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    Should win both games i hope...
     
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    Hopefully we'll see Giggs make some progress. The crowd will be buzzing which should give the players a boost. 2 - 0 Wales.
     
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    See McBurnie played an hour in Kazakhstan while they are getting thumped. Thought he’d been ill...that won’t do him much good physically or confidence wise.
     
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    Sick note is an apt name for him....
     
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    Matthew Bound Still Lurks Well-Known Member

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    and beaut is one for you although the list is extensive
     
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  9. swanseaandproud

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    I like Beaut...Thanks...
     
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    my pleasure , honestly it is
     
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    Slovakia currently leading Hungary 1-0, while Croatia just equalised against Azerbaijan.
     
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    England currently leading Czech Rep 2-0. Surprised Taffvalerowdy hasn't created a special thread <whistle>
     
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    Just the 5 then <laugh>
     
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    Now why would I do that ....<cheers>
     
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    Because you would be honoured and privileged to do a thread for the world's best team? :emoticon-0112-wonde

    Anyway, enough. Hope Wales have a good qualifying campaign and reach the finals. Along with Scotland for a laugh.
     
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  17. swanseaandproud

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    I hope we all reach the knock out stage....
     
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    I would have done in 1966 if the internet had been around.... <cheers>
     
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    My earlier confidence has leaked away! Think this could be a hard fought draw now, which wouldn't be the worst result.
     
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    WE are playing very well, just need the second goal, need to step it up second half, James and Brooks having a very good game, Joe Allen doing what he does best also.......................<ok>
     
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