Wales have lodged an official protest with UEFA following the revelation that Russia’s Yegor Titov failed a drugs test after the first leg of the play-off tie bewteen the two countries.

“Following the disclosure last Friday that UEFA have banned Yegor Titov (Russia) for 12 months following testing positive for the banned substance Bromantan in the Euro 2004 play-off match Russia v Wales in Moscow on 15 November 2003, the Football Association of Wales has lodged an official protest with UEFA today,” the Football Association of Wales said on its website on Monday.

“The FAW in citing various UEFA Disciplinary Regulation and UEFA Regulation Governing Doping Control articles has asked UEFA to award the match to Wales with a 3-0 result,” the FAW said.

“If UEFA uphold the FAW protest, Wales could take the place of Russia in Group A of the Euro 2004 finals in Portugal.”

However, it is thought unlikely that UEFA will punish the whole team for the actions of one individual.


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