Wales 2 – 1 Italy
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Wales in the pre Bale slash Ramsey years. There wasn’t a great deal to shout about. Then this happened. The Azzuri boasted a line up that included future World Cup winners Gianluigi Buffon, Fabio Cannavaro, Andrea Pirlo and Alessandros Del Piero and Nesta. The Welsh midfiled comprised Mark Pembridge and Robbie Savage. Given how high Wales flew that night, losing a comparatively winnable playoff second leg at home to Russia wasn’t so much a kick in the teeth but a kick in the whole body.