Macedonia v Wales preview
Chris Coleman missed Wales' final training session ahead of Friday's World Cup qualifier against Macedonia after losing his passport.
Coleman was not present for Wales' pre-match press conference, nor their final training session at the Philip II Arena after he had to rush to Newport on Thursday morning in order to obtain a new passport, having realised he had lost the existent document the night before.
That meant the 43-year-old could not travel with the rest of the Wales team from Cardiff Airport, and instead made the journey to Skopje from Heathrow via Vienna.
The incident represents an embarrassing episode for Coleman and the FAW, with the former Fulham boss, who is close to agreeing a contract extension, nowhere to be seen as his team went through their final pre-match preparations.
Coleman was once famously late for a press conference when in charge of Spanish side Real Sociedad. He claimed a faulty washing machine had flooded his flat, but later admitted he had been out late "somewhere I shouldn't have been".
Assistant manager Kit Symons stepped in to face the media and take training in Skopje, but insisted the incident would have no effect on Wales' performance in their Group A encounter.
Symons said: "There were a couple of passport issues which needed to be resolved and they have been and he will be landing imminently.
"It was a minor issue which has been dealt with, it is sorted so there are no dramas.
"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 have not spoken to him since this morning, I am sure he will bat it off and get on with it and not be embarrassed.
"It is not going to affect the set-up for the game in any way, shape or form.
"It is unfortunate and we do not want it happening again. But it is not the end of the world and it will be no excuse if we do not perform."
Captain Ashley Williams appeared amused by the incident, joking: "I've got my passport!"
The Swansea defender added: "Most people did not realise anything was wrong until we were on the plane, he is touching down any moment I think.
"I don't think it is too much of a big deal to be honest, it is something that can happen to any of us, we are all human.
"We had our meeting yesterday and we will have meetings tonight and tomorrow, and I am sure it will not be a disruption."
Wales are without Joe Allen, Neil Eardley and Jazz Richards, with Newcastle's uncapped Paul Dummett and Cardiff youngster Declan John stepping into the squad.