Confusion reigns over matches with Georgia

August 11, 2008

The Georgian football federation have told Wales they still want to play their friendly at Swansea next week despite the war raging in their country - while the Republic of Ireland want to move their World Cup qualifier in September away from the capital Tbilisi.

The Football Association of Wales have been monitoring the situation for the past few days, and privately felt the chances of the Georgians making it to the Liberty Stadium on August 20 were remote following their conflict with Russia.

But after discussions between the two associations on Monday, the Georgians have asked for a decision over whether the match can be played to be delayed until tomorrow.

The FAW issued a statement saying: 'There will be further talks regarding the Wales v Georgia friendly on Wednesday.

'The Georgian FA are still very keen to play the match, but much will depend on events over the next 36 hours.

'We would not expect to make any further comment until the conversation on Wednesday.'