World Cup 2010 qualifier Group Four - Wales v Russia Venue: Millennium Stadium Date: Wednesday, 9 September KO: 1945 BST Coverage: Full commentary on BBC Radio Wales and BBC Radio Cymru, live text commentary and score updates online and score updates on BBC Radio 5 Live. Live on Sky Sports Extra
John Toshack replaced Mark Hughes as Wales boss in November 2004
John Toshack is backing a Football Association of Wales proposal to take some Welsh international qualifiers away from the Millennium Stadium.
The Wales manager admits Welsh players "feel more comfortable" playing games at Wales' smaller grounds.
The FAW's International Committee will discuss the proposal on 15 September to be ratified at their next full council.
"Maybe now is the time to sit down and analyse where we play our home qualifiers," Toshack told BBC Sport.
The Millennium Stadium has staged all of Wales' World Cup and European Championship qualifiers since 2000
The Welsh FA's proposal is to continue hosting the big qualifiers - such as Germany, Italy and England - at the Millennium Stadium.
But competitive games against lesser nations are set to be moved at the new £50m 26,500-capacity Cardiff City Stadium, the 20,500-capacity Liberty Stadium in Swansea and Llanelli's Parc y Scarlets, which holds 14,000.
Wales once averaged crowds of 73,000 and were the best supported nation in Europe when Mark Hughes' men narrowly missed out on qualifying for the 2004 European Championships.
But the Welsh national team have been in transition since the retirements of star players such as Gary Speed and Ryan Giggs and Wales' youngsters under Toshack's revolution have produced inconsistent performances.
We'd be quite happy if the Millennium Stadium was two-thirds empty as it is normally more empty than that
Wales boss John Toshack
Wales have enjoyed just one Millennium Stadium crowd of over 30,000 fans in their last 10 qualifiers and Toshack's team have played friendly games away from Cardiff's 74,500 capacity arena.
And Toshack told BBC Wales' Sport Wales television show: "We'd be quite happy if the Millennium Stadium was two-thirds empty as it is normally more empty than that.
"The problem is if we get over 26,000 fans there is no other ground in Wales we can use.
"Cardiff City's new ground holds 26,000 if you use the Germany match as an example as we'd played anywhere other than the Millennium Stadium then there would have been people left outside....maybe we should try and go down that road.
"There is no doubt that players or us generally feel more comfortable at these grounds than we do at the Millennium Stadium. That's not a criticism of anyone or an excuse - we just do."
Toshack also points to Wales' poor record at their qualifying home since their memorable 2-1 Euro 2004 qualifying win over Italy in October 2002.
Wales have lost nine and drawn five of their 21 games at the Millennium Stadium while their seven victories were against Scotland and six weaker nations as Liechtenstein, San Marino, Cyprus and Azerbaijan three times have been beaten in Cardiff.
"Before I took over, the last five games at the Millennium Stadium the side failed to win," Toshack recalled.
"So it is not a new thing, it has been coming since the win over Italy.
"Teams like the Czech Republic are not going to get 45,000 against us so they take us to places that will have a full house of 20,000-22,000 fans - and that suits them better.
"The Russia qualifier next Wednesday is our last competitive game at home for 12 months.
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