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Wednesday, 16 October, 2002, 21:02 GMT 22:02 UK
Clockwatch: Euro 2004 qualifiers
RESULTS

England 2-2 Macedonia
Northern Ireland 0-0 Ukraine
Rep of Ireland 1-2 Switzerland
Wales 2-1 Italy

Goals and major incidents


2154: In Belfast the game between Northern Ireland and the Ukraine ends in a goalless draw.
Northern Ireland 0-0 Ukraine

2153: One last chance for England but Darius Vassell is unable to get any power on his shot.
England 2-2 Macedonia

2152: David Beckham hits a first-time shot, but his effort goes wide.

2151: Alan Smith is sent off after picking up a second yellow card.

2147: Macedonia's Petar Milosevski pulls off a wonderful block to foil Alan Smith's volley.

2143: Gary Neville crosses to the near post, but substitute Darius Vassell is unable to wrap his foot around the ball sufficiently to turn it home.

2140: Wales record a famous victory over Italy, a win that see Mark Hughes' team top group nine with six points, two ahead of the Azzurri and Yugoslavia.
Wales 2-1 Italy

2137: A second Craig Bellamy goal is disallowed as the referee brings the play back for an Italian foul.

2120: The Republic of Ireland lose for the first time at Lansdowne Road in a competitive game under Mick McCarthy.

The Irish now no points after two games, while Switzerland top the group with seven points, one ahead of Russia.
Republic of Ireland 1-2 Switzerland

2117: Craig Bellamy outsprints the Italian defence before beating Gianluigi Buffon.
Wales 2-1 Italy

2114: Fabio Celestini restores Switzerland's lead with a quick shot after a sweeping Swiss move.
Republic of Ireland 1-2 Switzerland

2104: Ludovic Magnin puts the ball past his goalkeeper Jorg Stiel under pressure from Gary Breen.
Republic of Ireland 1-1 Switzerland

2103: England's game with Macedonia resumes as does the Northern Ireland match with the Ukraine.

2100: Damien Duff goes close for the Republic of Ireland but Switzerland hack the ball away.

2058: Paul Jones comes to Wales' rescue with a reaction save from another deflected free-kick this time from Andrea Pirlo.

2052:Wales and Italy restart in the Millennium Stadium.

2051: Northern Ireland and Ukraine end the first half 0-0.

2048: Shay Given keeps the Republic of Ireland in the match saving from Ricardo Cabanas.

2048: Portuguese referee Arturo Dauden Ibanez blows his whistle to draw a close to an eventful first half at the St Mary's Stadium.

2035: Turkey go top of group seven with nine points after beating Liechtenstein 5-0 in Istanbul with a brace from Serhat Akin and goals from Okan Buruk, Umit Davala and Ilhan Mansiz.

2035: Steven Gerrard equalises with a goal reminiscent of his strike in Munich, with a superb volley.
England 2-2 Macedonia

2034: French referee Gilles Veissiere blows for half-time at the Millennium Stadium.

2032: The match between Switzerland and the Republic of Ireland restarts in Dublin.

2029: Ryan Giggs hits the corner of the upright and the crossbar with a superbly flighted free-kick.

2024: Vanco Trajanov restores Macedonia's lead after poor defending from Sol Campbell.
England 1-2 Macedonia

2019: Alessandro Del Piero pulls Italy level after his free-kick is deflected off Mark Delaney past Paul Jones.
Wales 1-1 Italy

2015: On the stroke of half-time Hakan Yakin deftly chips Shay Given. Almost immediately referee Rune Pedersen blows for the interval.
Republic of Ireland 0-1 Switzerland

2013: David Beckham immediately restores parity for England, calmly lobbing Petar Milosevski.
England 1-1 Macedonia

2010: Artim Sakiri scores for Macedonia direct from a corner as the ball lofts over David Seaman's flapping hand.
England 0-1 Macedonia

2006: Colin Healy shoots wide from close range after Damien Duff crosses. Also immediately Alexander Frei has a goal disallowed for offside.

2000: England kick off against Macedonia in Southampton, as do Northern Ireland against the Ukraine in Belfast.

2000: Spurs' Simon Davies rifles the ball bast Gianluigi Buffon to give Wales the perfect start against Italy.
Wales 1-0 Italy

1958: Yugoslavia go joint top of Wales' group after beating Finland 2-0 in Belgrade thanks to goals from Darko Kovacevic on 55 minutes and a Sinisa Mihajlovic penalty five minutes from time.

1957: In group six Greece open their Euro 2004 campaign with a 2-0 win over Armenia thanks to a brace from Demis Nikolaidis in Athens.

1955: Danny Gabbidon spurns a good chance for Wales sending the ball high over the bar after John Hartson causes havoc in Italy's penalty area.

1948: Wales start their game against Italy in the Millennium Stadium.

1931: The Republic of Ireland kick off against Switzerland in Dublin.

Earlier on Wednesday Russia went top of group ten after romping past Albania 4-1 in Moscow courtesy of two goals from Sergei Sernak and one apiece from Alexander Kerzhakov and Viktor. Klodian Duro replied for Albania.


Team news

England: Southampton's Wayne Bridge has won a surprise England call-up on his home ground for the Euro 2004 qualifier against Macedonia.

Bridge has been handed England's problem left flank role in place of Manchester United's Nicky Butt.

Republic of Ireland: Gary Kelly replaces Steve Finnan at right-back and Colin Healy is preferred in place of Jason McAteer.

Wales: Coach Mark Hughes brings Newcastle striker Craig Bellamy into the side - the only change from the side that beat Finland.

Northern Ireland: After impressing as a second-half substitute against Spain in the 3-0 away defeat, Michael Hughes starts in midfield, while defender Colin Murdock drops to the bench.

 WEDNESDAY RESULTS

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