THREE Cherries missed out on a trip to Euro 2024 in Germany as Wales lost out on penalties to Poland.

After nothing could separate the two teams in 120 minutes of football, with no goal scores, the tie headed to penalties.

It was a mixed game for Cherries’ Welsh contingent.

After being used as a sub in the semi-final win over Finland last time out, Kieffer Moore led the line for Wales, whilst Chris Mepham remained at the back.

Both played the full two hours of regular and extra time, Moore somehow denied by a fantastic Wojciech Szczęsny stop.

Right as the game was about to head to penalties, Mepham received a harsh second yellow card, meaning he missed the shootout and instead had to endure an early bath.

By account of his illness Brooks was named on the bench, the Southampton loanee brought on in the 84th minute before being replaced by Nathan Broadhead in the second half of extra time.

Discussing Brooks’ illness, Wales boss Rob Page shared: "Brooksy has been ill since Thursday. He has not trained a minute on the grass. He was a gamble.

"Someone of Brooksy's quality, you want to get them on the pitch. We realised straight away that he didn't have a run in him.

"He admitted that. It was a tough one. We had to bring Broady on because we just wanted to get over the line and make sure that we had legs to do that."

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In the shootout Moore must have briefly thought he had missed his spot-kick, his powerful effort crashing off the bar before ricocheting off the ground and eventually ending up in the back of the net after an agonising wait.

But it would prove to be for naught, as Daniel James missed Wales’ last penalty to allow Poland to advance 5-4 winners from the shootout.