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Wales 1-2 Romania
1994 World Cup qualifier
Date: 17 November, 1993

Wales' 1994 World Cup qualification hopes were dashed in front of a packed and expectant Cardiff Arms Park crowd in their final qualifier.

Victories against Belgium and Germany had turned Cardiff into a fortress but needed to be an efficient Romanian side to qualify for USA '94.

Gheorghe Hagi opened the scoring after an uncharacteristic Neville Southall fumble in the Wales goal but Dean Saunders equalised for Wales.

And as Wales poured forward, Romania conceded a penalty but designated taker Paul Bodin will be remembered in Welsh footballing folklore for all the wrong reasons as he hit his spot-kick against the bar with glory beckoning

And Florin Raducioiu's late winner for Romania shattered Welsh dreams once again.


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