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Wales boss Toshack admits "debacle" has job on the line

Wales boss John Toshack admits his future is in doubt after yesterday's embarrassing 3-1 defeat by Cyprus.

Although Cyprus put Wales under pressure throughout the first half they lacked a cutting edge, and Toshack's side were much more direct in possession.

James Collins broke the deadlock in the 21st minute as he escaped his marker at the back post and coolly guided a volley past Antonis Georgallides from Gareth Bale's left-wing free-kick.

Yiannakis Okkas saw a goal harshly disallowed for offside in the first minute of the second half, but he did not have to wait long to get on the scoresheet as he headed home an equaliser after 59 minutes.

Okkas smashed home a second from close range in the 68th minute, before substitute Costas Charalambides completed the fightback with a header 11 minutes from time.

Afterwards, Wales boss John Toshack described the defeat as a "debacle" and questioned his own position.

He said: "I will have to have a long hard look at myself and what I am doing here.

"After what I have seen in this match I am obviously doing something wrong.

"I was bitterly disappointed by the performance and want to apologise to our fans who made the trip out here to watch this debacle."

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