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Last Updated: Wednesday, 24 September, 2003, 15:22 GMT 16:22 UK
Wales honour 50-cap club
Ian Rush is one of the 22 Wales players to be honoured
Ian Rush is one of the 22 Wales players to be honoured
The 22 Wales internationals who have won more than 50 caps will be honoured in a special presentation next month.

The Football Association of Wales has decided to award special gold caps to each of the players, which will carry the player's name, number of caps and the dates.

The presentation will be made over two games, beginning with Wales' final Euro 2004 group match against Serbia & Montenegro on Saturday 11 October.

The presentation will be completed before kick-off of the home leg of Wales' Euro 2004 play-off tie in November, which will be on either 15 November or 19 Wednesday against opponents yet to be decided.

The four members of this exclusive club who are still actively involved with Wales - manager Mark Hughes, Gary Speed, Andy Melville and Mark Pembridge - will receive their caps prior to the match with Serbia & Montenegro.

Also scheduled to receive their caps on that night are Leighton Phillips, Mickey Thomas, Dai Davies, Kevin Ratcliffe, Rod Thomas, David Phillips and Leighton James.

Others who will be receiving the special caps are Neville Southall, Dean Saunders, Ian Rush, Joey Jones, Peter Nicholas, Brian Flynn, Terry Yorath, Barry Horne, Cliff Jones, John Mahoney and Esme Allchurch on behalf of her late husband, Ivor.

  • Wales Under-19s had a fine win over Greece in their Uefa U19 youth tournament qualifying match Group 7 in Minsk, Belarus on Wednesday.

    It was scoreless at half-time, but after the break Wales scored twice through David Edwards (Shrewsbury Town) and Stuart Fleetwood (Cardiff City).

    The Greeks managed to score once, but Wales managed to hold out for a 2-1 victory.

    On Monday the side lost narrowly to Portugal and now finish the qualifying group against hosts Belarus on Friday, still with a chance of qualification.

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