Wales caused a World Cup shock by progressing to the quarter-finals in Sweden, beating Hungary 2-1 in a play-off after the two ended level on points in Group C.
The Welsh had earlier drawn against Hungary, Mexico and hosts Sweden before goals from Ivor Allchurch and Terry Medwin helped Wales beat Hungary in the play-off to set up the Brazilian showdown.
Wales were without the injured John Charles and they missed the 'Gentle Giant' in the 1-0 defeat to the eventual champions. The great Pele scored his first international goal in Gothenburg en route to Brazil winning their first World Cup trophy.
Wales 1-1 Yugoslavia 1976 European Championship quarter-final second-leg Date: 22 May, 1976
Welsh football's class of '76 are often referred to as the forgotten team. They are often overlooked when remembering Wales teams who performed at the highest possible level because this quarter-final clash was not at a major finals.
Wales had lost the first leg 2-0 in Zagreb but Wales improved dramatically in one of the biggest days of Welsh football history as they held the Yugoslavs to a 1-1 draw at Ninian Park.
The visitors took the lead as Katalinski converted a penalty after Malcolm Page fouled Popivoda in the box. A passionate crowd lifted Wales and Ian Evans equalised with his first Wales goal but it could not inspire what would have been a famous comeback.
Wales 3-0 Czechoslovakia 1978 World Cup qualifier Date: 30 March, 1977
Wales needed a victory against Scotland at Anfield to qualify for the 1978 World Cup finals.
But Welsh football suffered their first glorious failure in a game marred by a controversial Scotland penalty through the infamous Joe Jordan handball incident.
The Scotland striker appeared to handle the ball in the Wales box under pressure from Wales defender David Jones as they challenged for Asa Hartford's long throw - and amazingly to the Welsh players' disbelief, French referee Robert Wurtz awarded a penalty.
Scottish skipper Don Masson calmly slotted home the spot-kick before Kenny Dalglish's late strike settled the tie to send Scotland to Argentina and leave Welsh fans heartbroken.
Wales 4-1 England 1980 Home Internationals Date: 17 May, 1980
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 Wales needed to beat a talented 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.
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.
The home side never recovered from the crushing blow and Florin Raducioiu's late winner for Romania shattered Welsh dreams once again.
Wales held the Russians to a goalless draw in Moscow in one of the best Welsh performances of recent times.
Mark Hughes' team hard-fought stalemate in their 2004 European Championship play-off first-leg at the Lokomotiv Stadium made Wales favourites ahead of the second-leg in Cardiff as Welsh fans started dreaming of qualifying for a major championships for the first time since the 1958 World Cup finals.
Wales 0-1 Russia 2004 European Championships qualifier Date: 19 November, 2003.
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