BBC Sport - Euro 2016 countdown: Paul Bodin misses penalty as Romania end Wales' 1994 World Cup dream
Rewind: Romania end Wales' 1994 World Cup dream
- From the section Football
Wales' 1994 World Cup qualification hopes are dashed in front of a packed and expectant Cardiff Arms Park crowd in their final qualifier in November 1993.
Victories against Belgium and Germany had turned Cardiff into a fortress but Wales needed to beat a talented Romanian side to qualify for USA '94.
Gheorghe Hagi opened the scoring after an uncharacteristic Neville Southall fumble in the Wales goal but Dean Saunders equalised for Wales.
As Wales poured forward, Romania conceded a penalty but designated taker Paul Bodin will be remembered in Welsh footballing folklore for all the wrong reasons as he hit his spot-kick against the bar with glory beckoning.
The home side never recovered from the crushing blow and Florin Raducioiu's late winner for Romania sealed a 2-1 win and shattered Welsh dreams once again.
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