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Wales manager Chris Coleman was left red faced when he missed his team's flight to Macedonia because he lost his passport according to the Daily Mail.

The passport gaffe also meant he missed his sides final training session and press conference ahead of their World Cup qualifier in Skopje.

Assistant manager Kit Symons was forced to take the reigns at training and face the media.

However the 43-year-old will rejoin his players in time for the clash after gaining a replacement at short notice.

Symons revealed:  "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.

"It’s obviously not ideal but that’s what has happened. The players are in good spirits.

"The session was planned a long time ago and it should make no difference whatsoever.

"It’s not going to affect the preparation in any way. We have had a fantastic week."

The man who did manage to remember his passport was Gareth Bale, the world's most expensive footballer isn't expected to play the full 90 minutes against Macedonia or Serbia a few days later due to injury despite being released with Real Madrid's blessing.

Wales are fourth in Group A and require nothing short of a miracle to qualify for the summer tournament in Brazil. 

With 12 points avaliable they trail second place Croatia by 10 points and group leaders Belgium by 13 points.

Coleman was appointed manager last year following the death of his late predecessor and friend Gary Speed.  

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