Wales 3 San Marino 0

Ryan Giggs

Wales 3 San Marino 0, Mil­len­ni­um Sta­dium, UEFA Euro­pean Cham­pi­on­ship Quali­fier, Mar­ch 28, 2007. The Welsh Dragons de­feated San Marino 3-0 in Car­diff thanks to goals from Ry­an Gig­gs, Gar­eth Bale, and Ja­son Kou­mas, the lat­ter scor­ing from the pen­alty spot. 

Man­chester Uni­ted fa­vour­ite Ry­an Gig­gs put Wales in­to an early lead in the third min­ute from a thro­ugh ball by West Brom­wich Al­bion mid­fielder Ja­son Kou­mas. The Welsh­men kept up the pres­sure as the ga­me pro­gressed and Gar­eth Bale doubled their ad­vant­age wi­th a curl­ing ef­fort from twenty yards out sev­en­teen min­utes la­ter, whi­le the fi­nal goal of the mat­ch came from Kou­mas who be­at San Marino net­mind­er Aldo Si­mon­cini from the spot three min­utes pa­st the hour ma­rk fol­low­ing a foul on Wi­gan Ath­let­ic wing­er Da­vid Cot­ter­ill in­side the area. Wales Te­am: Dan­ny Coyne, Sam Rick­etts, Ja­mes Mi­chael Collins, Ste­ve Evans, Si­mon Dav­ies, Gar­eth Bale, Carl Fletch­er, Ry­an Gig­gs, Ja­son Kou­mas, Craig Bel­lamy, Jer­maine East­er. Sub­stitutes: Lew­in Nyatanga, Paul Parry, Dave Cot­ter­ill. San Marino Te­am: Aldo Si­mon­cini, Nic­ola Al­bani, Si­mone Bac­cioc­chi, Ric­cardo Muc­ci­oli, Mat­teo An­dreini, Marco Domen­iconi, Al­ex Gas­p­er­oni, Cris­ti­an Negri, Carlo Valen­tini, Manuel Marani, Andy Selva. Sub­stitutes: Mat­teo Bugli, Fe­d­erico Nanni, Alan Toccaceli.

 

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Car­diff born Ry­an Gig­gs, who sig­ned his fir­st pro­fes­sion­al con­tract wi­th Man­chester Uni­ted in Dec­ember 1990, was named as the cap­tain of the Great Bri­tain Olympic Foot­ball Te­am early in the sum­mer of 2012. Des­pite of be­ing the most dec­or­ated foot­baller ever in the long his­tory of Brit­ish soc­cer, the ever­green vet­er­an had nev­er be­fore played in a ma­jor in­ter­na­tion­al tour­na­ment wi­th his na­tive country.

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