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Romania U21 0-3 Wales U21

Wales Under-21 manager Brian Flynn
Manager Brian Flynn is hoping for a landmark qualification for Wales

Wales Under-21s reached the play-offs for next year's Uefa European U21 Championships after a superb win in Romania.

Middlesbrough defender Rhys Williams put the weakened Welsh side ahead by firing Aaron Ramsey's 12th-minute corner home from eight yards.

And it was Ramsey's corner on 57 minutes that led to the second goal which Reading's Simon Church grabbed.

A tap-in 10 minutes later by Crystal Palace's Rhoys Wiggins sealed the win.

The victory means Wales win Group 10 and will now be seeded for a favourable draw on Friday for next month's play-offs.

Those games will clash with the senior side's World Cup qualifying matches against Liechtenstein and Germany on 11 and 15 October respectively.


Romania U21: Tatarusanu, Homei (Ochirosii 69), Tudose, Mardare, Sepsi, Tanase (Deac 45), Ropotan, Chiacu, Keseru, Torje (Bicfalvi 58), Stancu.
Subs Not Used: Panitilimon, Latovlevici, Luchin, Hora.

Booked: Stancu, Mardare, Chiacu, Ochirosii.

Wales U21: Fn Williams, Blake (Mike Williams 21), Wiggins, Ramsey, Eardley, Rhys Williams, King, Bradley, Church, MacDonald, Adams.
Subs Not Used: North, Allen, Basey, Brown, Klein-Davies.

Booked: Rhys Williams.

Goals: Rhys Williams 12, Church 57, Wiggins 67.

Att: 8,000


see also
Country profile: Romania
09 May 08 |  Country profiles
Flynn rallies young Wales charges
20 Aug 08 |  Internationals
Wales U21 0-1 Romania U21
20 Aug 08 |  Internationals
Pick your Wales XI
05 Feb 07 |  Internationals
International tables
26 Nov 07 |  Tables
Wales' international fixtures
22 Aug 07 |  Internationals
Wales' results archive
10 Oct 05 |  Internationals
BBC Sport Wales coverage
23 Mar 08 |  Wales


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