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Euro 2016: Record number watch Wales' historic win over Belgium

Cardiff's packed out fan zone Image copyright Wales News Service
Image caption Cardiff's packed out fan zone

A record number of viewers in Wales witnessed the team make history by reaching the Euro 2016 semi-finals.

The audience in Wales for the 3-1 win over Belgium peaked at 1.27m - the highest-ever TV audience in the country for live sport, the BBC said.

It was also the third-highest TV audience in Wales this century, only exceeded by the 2012 Olympics opening and closing ceremonies.

Welsh football fans hailed the quarter-final win as Wales' greatest victory.

Before this tournament, the previous highest audience for a Wales international football match this century was against Russia in November 2003 - the second leg of the Euro 2004 play-off.

Prior to that, the highest audience in the previous decade was Wales v Romania World Cup 1994 qualifier in November 1993.

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Image caption BBC Cymru Wales director Rhodri Talfan Davies tweeted about the 'new record'

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