Gareth Bale: Wales have 'great chance' to win Euro 2016

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Wales won't struggle for goals - Gareth Bale
Euro 2016 draw
The draw for the 24-team Euro 2016 finals takes place in Paris on Saturday. There is live coverage on BBC Two from 17:15 GMT, BBC Radio 5 live from 17:20, and on the BBC Sport website.

Wales forward Gareth Bale believes his side can win Euro 2016 and will not just "make up the numbers" in France.

Wales are preparing for their first major tournament since 1958.

"I honestly believe if we have a bit of luck along the way, and play our football, we have a great chance of winning. Why not?" Bale told the BBC's Sport Wales programme.

Chris Coleman's side will discover their group-stage opponents in Saturday's draw in Paris.

Coleman has said he would prefer to avoid England in the group stages.

Wales are among the bottom seeds for the Euro 2016 draw and are 17th in Fifa's world rankings.

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Bale said: "We are not going there to make up the numbers. We are going there to do a serious job and try to win the tournament.

"If you don't go there to win, there's no real point in going just to be a second-fiddle team.

"We want to play on the biggest stage in the world and test ourselves against the best teams.

"We're going to have to do that in the tournament. We have to dream big. That's the plan.

"I'm sure any other country will not want be looking forward to facing us. We're a strong group, we've got a great team spirit and a lot of character, and we play some good football as well."

The full interview with Gareth Bale on Sport Wales will be available soon on the BBC iPlayer

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