Wales boss misses flight to Macedonia - after losing passport
Wales manager Chris Coleman did not fly to Macedonia with the national football squad ahead of today's World Cup qualifier after losing his passport.
Coleman was forced to miss the team flight from Cardiff on Thursday, and did not attend a pre-match news conference or final training at the Philip II Arena.
He has since travelled to Skopje from Heathrow however, after obtaining a new passport.
Assistant manager Kit Symons faced the media and took training in Skopje in place of Coleman. He insisted the incident would not affect Wales' performance in their Group A encounter.
Symons said: "There were a couple of passport issues which needed to be resolved, and they have been.
"He will not make training but all the tactical stuff has been done during the week and it's just about the boys stretching their legs tonight, so it will not be a disruption.
"I am sure he will bat it off and get on with it and not be embarrassed."
Coleman, aged 43, is in talks with the Football Association of Wales to extend his time in charge of the national team.