WALES manager Chris Coleman has been hit by a further five withdrawals from his squad to face Macedonia and Belgium.
Coleman's side have suffered six defeats in eight qualifying matches for the FIFA World Cup, leaving them bottom of UEFA Group A.
Gareth Bale, Joe Ledley, Joe Allen and Andrew Crofts were already missing for Wales' final games, but the nation's injury list has now grown to nine players.
Ben Davies, Sam Ricketts, Danny Gabbidon, Jack Collison and Adam Matthews have all pulled out, leaving Coleman with a largely youthful squad.
The 43-year-old has added Lloyd Isgrove, Owain Tudur Jones, Danny Alfei, James Wilson, Rhoys Wiggins, Jermaine Easter, Shaun MacDonald, David Cotterill and Ashley Richards to his group.
Between them the new players have 38 senior caps and four - Isgrove, Alfei, Wilson and Wiggins - have yet to make their senior international debuts.