Germany 1 - 0 Wales
by Badfinger Taffy (U2169089) 13 October 2008
Wales were narrowly defeated against Germany in their 2010 World Cup qualifying Group Four match in Moenchengladbach tonight however they did themselves and the nation proud. My man of the match James Collins and keeper Hennessy held the back line like troopers until the 72nd minute when Piotr Trochowski's swerving shot teased its way into the back of the net.
Liechtenstein's Darlington defender Franz Burgmeier, who’s side lost 6-0 to the Germans last month, has said "Germany and Russia are the strongest teams in the group, but if Wales can hold Germany I think they could finish third in the group." Not the words Welshman would like to hear as 2nd spot will be the target and the hope of qualifying as one of the best runners up.
You know what to expect, you know you are going to be up against it and you know you have to be right on top of your game, otherwise it will be a very tough evening." Wales Manager John ToshackEleven months ago Wales went to Germany and held them to a 0-0 score-line in the European Championships after a 2-0 home defeat 2 months earlier. In the last 7 meetings Wales have won just 2 games and drawn 2 with the biggest defeat being 4-1 in 1991.
Wales squad to face Germany:
Wayne Hennessey (Wolves), Boaz Myhill (Hull City), Lewis Price (Derby County), Gareth Bale (Tottenham Hotspur), Chris Gunter (Tottenham Hotspur), James Collins (West Ham), Craig Morgan (Peterborough United), Lewin Nyatanga (Derby County), Sam Ricketts (Hull City), Ashley Williams (Swansea City), Andrew Crofts (Gillingham), Simon Davies (Fulham), David Edwards (Wolves), Carl Fletcher (Crystal Palace), Owain Tudur Jones (Swansea City), Jason Koumas (Wigan Athletic), Carl Robinson (Toronto FC), David Vaughan (Blackpool), Craig Bellamy (captain, West Ham United), David Cotterill (Sheffield United), Ched Evans (Manchester City).
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