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Wales will pay tribute to their former manager Gary Speed with a memorial game against Costa Rica in Cardiff in February.

Speed, who also managed and played for Sheffield United, died on November 27 and the match will be especially poignant as it was against the Costa Ricans, 22 years ago, when Speed gained the first of his international caps.

Speed was aged just 20 when he made his full bow. On the scoresheet during the win that day was current Doncaster Rovers manager Dean Saunders.

Speed, who took his own life in November chalked up an outfield record 85 Welsh caps for his country.

The memorial game will take place on Wednesday, February 27 at the Cardiff City stadium.

•Wales team which beat Costa Rica 1-0 on May 20, 1990, at Ninian Park.

Neville Southall (c), Clayton Blackmore, Paul Bodin, Eric Young (Andy Melville, 70), Mark Aizlewood, Peter Nicholas, Jeff Hopkins, Barry Horne, Glyn Hodges (Gary Speed, 76), Mark Hughes (Malcolm Allen, 75), Dean Saunders

•Goalscorer: Saunders (10).