Condition: 9/10 Superb
Size: - Adults XXL (tight fitting)
Chest Measurement: 44-46 Inches / 111-117 CM
Material: 95% Polyamide 5% Lycra
Seasons: 2004/2005 & 2005/2006
Official Kappa Wales home football shirt from the 2004/05 international season.
Condition of this original football shirt is 9/10 – Superb.
Material is bright, vivid and smooth. All patches are all also in superb condition. Fantastic looking shirt, ideal for a collection of your own.
Under Mark Hughes, Wales came close to qualifying for a place at UEFA Euro 2004 in Portugal, being narrowly defeated by Russia in the play-offs. The defeat, however, was not without its controversy as Russian midfield player, Yegor Titov, tested positive for the use of a banned substance after the first qualifying leg, a scoreless draw in Moscow. However, the sport's governing body decided to take no action against the Football Union of Russia other than instructing them not to play Titov again, and the Russian team went on to beat Wales in Cardiff 1–0 to qualify for UEFA Euro 2004.
Following a disappointing start to 2006 FIFA World Cup qualification – UEFA Group 6, Hughes left his role with the national team to take over as manager of English Premier League outfit Blackburn Rovers. On 12 November 2004, John Toshack was appointed manager for the second time.