Rewind to 2002

Welsh Dragon roars

December 1, 2011
By Jon Carter
The death of Gary Speed at the age of 42 this week shocked the Welsh nation and, indeed, the footballing world. One of his finest moments on the pitch - and in the words of team-mate Robbie Savage one that defined him as a player - was a 2-1 win over Italy in 2002, in which the midfielder filled in at left-back. It would be one of the best results in Wales' history, although their qualifying campaign for Euro 2004 would end with a heartbreaking play-off defeat to Russia.

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