Injured Savage ruled out of Wales' finale

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Robbie Savage will miss Wales' Euro 2004 qualifier against Serbia and Montenegro at the Millennium Stadium tomorrow after failing to recover from an Achilles injury. Savage was also suspended for last month's draw with Finland, when Wales earned a play-off place.

Wales have also lost Robert Page, Andy Johnson and Simon Davies to injury, and Jason Koumas is suspended. Carl Robinson or Gary Speed may come in to midfield, with David Vaughan or Darren Barnard playing at left-back.

Scotland's preparations for their must-win game against Lithuania at Hampden Park have also been hit by injuries, with Paul Lambert, Steven Thompson and Neil McCann all out. Barry Ferguson, however, has recovered from illness and the defender Steven Pressley could also be fit.

Greece seek automatic qualification against a Northern Ireland side who have failed to score in their last 12 matches - a European international record.

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