Wales makes surprising run to Euro semis

Wales manager Chris Coleman said the feeling of beating Belgium in the quarter-finals of Euro 2016 was "indescribable" as he insisted his team had shown themselves to be capable of beating any opponent.

Wales will be without Aaron Ramsey and Ben Davies for the semi-final after they picked up their second bookings of the tournament on Friday, but Taylor is determined to give them one more game at the finals.

Wales advanced to the semi-finals of an worldwide tournament for the first time in their history, after surpassing a talented Belgium side in the Euro 2016 quarter-finals.

"It is indescribable. Four years ago we were as far away from this as you could be". "We've already made history and hopefully we can make more".

The 25-year-old also scored in the 3-0 group game victory against Russian Federation to add to his four assists.

"Immediately after they scored we bossed the first half, we were the better team".

"We have to say since that 1958 quarter-final, you have to put this down as the biggest game our country's been involved in, which is a great place to be and a great pressure to have". In one swoop, he sent three Belgium players - defenders Thomas Meunier, Jason Denayer and Marouane Fellaini, the wrong way and then unleashes a deadly finish straight to the back of the net with his left foot and Thibaut Courtois had no chance to save that shot.

It took them 58 years to qualify for a major global tournament but now as they are there, Wales national football team have taken the world by storm.

Belgium's starting 11 had an average age of just 24 but contained a number of familiar and established Premier League players including Chelsea's Eden Hazard and Kevin de Bruyne of Manchester City.

The Tottenham defender is likely to be replaced by James Collins, but Ramsey feels Wales have enough strength in depth to cover with the loss of two first-choice players.

"Everybody is ready to step in", said Ramsey. Everyone wants to achieve something special for each other.

Injured Belgium captain Vincent Kompany has spoken of his disappointment at the team's exit.

Right on cue, Bale appears behind his captain, chanting "we're in the semi-final", with the laughing Williams admitting that a clash between the Wales forward and Ronaldo will likely be the talk of the town ahead of the match in Lyon. "But Gareth will tell you himself that it is not about that".

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