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Euro U21s qualifying: Wales U21s 1-0 Belgium U21s

Paul Bodin
Paul Bodin played for Cardiff City, Swindon Town, Crystal Palace and Reading

Brennan Johnson's early goal gave Wales Under-21s a notable win over Belgium in their opening Euro 2021 qualifier at Wrexham's Racecourse.

Nottingham Forest's Johnson struck after just three minutes on his debut.

Sebastiaan Bornauw, Loïs Openda and Louis Verstraete went close for the visitors while Dan Mooney nearly doubled Wales' lead.

After the break Cardiff City's Mark Harris, on loan at Wrexham, could have made it 2-0 with 11 minutes remaining.

Wales resisted late pressure to hold on to their lead to give new manager Paul Bodin a winning start.

Bodin's side host Euro 2019 runners-up Germany at the same venue on Tuesday, 10 September.

Bosnia-Herzegovina and Moldova are the other teams in Group 9 with the group winners and the best runners-up qualifying automatically for the finals in Hungary and Slovenia.

The other eight group runners-up will secure a play-off spot with four further teams qualifying for the finals.

Former Wales and Swindon Town left-back Bodin was promoted from his role with the U19s to succeeded Robert Page as U21s boss.

Page had selected the U21s squad before being promoted to Ryan Giggs' coaching staff with the senior side, but Bodin is familiar with the players.

Scores, Results & Fixtures

Friday 6th September 2019

As It Stood

A

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1R. of Ireland U2122004046
2Iceland U2111003033
3Italy U2100000000
4Sweden U2100000000
5Armenia U21100101-10
6Luxembourg U21200206-60

B

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Georgia U2111004043
2Liechtenstein U21210114-33
3Azerbaijan U2121012203
4France U2100000000
5Switzerland U2100000000
6Slovakia U21100112-10

C

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Kosovo U2122007166
2Turkey U21411279-24
3Austria U2111003123
4England U2111003213
5Albania U21302156-12
6Andorra U21301239-61

D

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Czech Rep U2111002023
2Greece U2111005053
3Scotland U2111002023
4Lithuania U2121013213
5Croatia U2100000000
6San Marino U213003010-100

E

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Bulgaria U2111004043
2Poland U2111001013
3Russia U2111001013
4Latvia U21100101-10
5Serbia U21100101-10
6Estonia U21100104-40

F

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Kazakhstan U2132015326
2Montenegro U2121014223
3Spain U2111001013
4Israel U2100000000
5North Macedonia U2100000000
6Faroe Islands U21200216-50

G

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Norway U2111002113
2Belarus U211100100103
3Portugal U2111004043
4Cyprus U2121012203
5Netherlands U2100000000
6Gibraltar U213003015-150

H

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Finland U2111002023
2Malta U2110100001
3Northern Ireland U2110100001
4Denmark U2100000000
5Romania U2100000000
6Ukraine U21100102-20

I

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Bosnia and Herzegovina U2111004043
2Wales U2111001013
3Germany U2100000000
4Belgium U21100101-10
5Moldova U21100104-40
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