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Sparky Czech-ed out Prague and Germany.

Byline: By IAN CARBIS South Wales Echo

In Wednesday's Boot Room we reported on a manager who took charge of two teams in two different countries on the same day. Thanks to reader J Cooke for pointing out that one player ran out in two games for different sides in different countries on the same day.

In November 1987, Mark Hughes played for Wales in their 2-0 defeat against Czechoslovakia in Prague in a European Championship match.

He was then driven across the border where he came on as a substitute for Bayern Munich in their 2-1 German Cup success over Borussia Moenchengladbach.

But Sparky wasn't the first Welshman to achieve this feat.

Legendary goalkeeper Jack Kelsey played for Wales (v England, 2-2 draw) and Arsenal (v Juventus, 3-1 win) on the same day in November 1958.
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Publication:South Wales Echo (Cardiff, Wales)
Date:Aug 11, 2006
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