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Summary

  1. Last-gasp Benteke header saved
  2. Wales remain top of Group B
  3. Wales' last tournament was 1958 World Cup
  4. Rampant Netherlands beat Latvia 6-0

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By Stephan Shemilt

All times stated are UK

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But, for now, this Sunday night belongs to Wales and a wonderful result in Belgium. They top Group B and have inched a little closer in the bid to end a wait that began in 1958. Goodnight.

What next, I hear you cry? Tuesday night is your appointment to join us, with a menu containing nine FA Cup first-round replays, a full programme of international friendlies and the small matter of Scotland v England.

Match stats

Have a gander at these match stats. 61% possession for Belgium and 15 attempts on goal. Only five on target, though. Wales managed four of their own.

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Liverpool and Italy striker Mario Balotelli
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Liverpool striker Mario Balotelli will not feature for Italy after suffering a hamstring injury

There are five games still to be played today - all kicking-off 19:45 GMT.

Israel could take the outright lead in Wales' Group B if they defeat Bosnia-Hercegovina. In Group A, leaders Iceland and Czech Republic face each other. They are both on nine points, now only three ahead of Netherlands. In the other match, bottom side Turkey host Kazakhstan.

Arguably the match of the later session, sees World Cup 2014 sides Croatia and Italy fight it out to see who move clear in Group H. Both sides have nine points, along with Norway, who earlier defeated Azerbaijan.

Player reaction

Belgium defender Jan Vertonghen: "It was a frustrating night. Congratulations to Wales, but we wanted more.

"We had good chances in the first half, but they defended well. They came from a point and they got what they wanted. We wanted the win. The draw is OK, but not really good enough."

Manager reaction

More from Chris Coleman: "We are always in the game. Even when the opponents are on top we never buckle.

"We normally create a bit more but we were up against a superb team and we were value for a good point.

"It was not pretty at times but who cares? It's about points. We are on the right path."

Manager reaction

Wales manager Chris Coleman: "It was exciting. My heart was in my mouth once or twice but I thought it was an incredible performance from our lads.

"They say they are the best Belgium team in history so to come here and take a point speaks volumes for our players.

"The lads showed so much character and courage at times."

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Daniel Lewis: Great results for Wales. That's the point. They're getting results, not losing after good performances.

Hamaad Karim: Do you think Scotland, Northern Ireland, Wales, Republic of Ireland and the other country could all qualify?

Player reaction

Wales captain Ashley Williams: "It was one of the best performances I have seen in my time with Wales, as a team.

"It was not too pretty in the first half but we dug in.

"To get a point and a clean sheet is massive for us. It keeps the momentum going and we are still unbeaten. We wanted to win but we will definitely take a point."

Player reaction

Wales midfielder Aaron Ramsey: "It was a great performance defensively. We weren't that great going forward, but those are the nights you have to be solid and it's something we've worked on.

"We're in a great position. The confidence is here. The fans are behind us and we showed them our appreciation by giving them our shirts."

Player reaction

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Wales forward Gareth Bale: "It's a fantastic result, coming to the team that is fourth in the world and getting any result is a fantastic performance from us.

"We started a bit slow in the first half but the football we played in the second half showed true courage.

"I think everybody did everything and worked for each other. We put expectation on ourselves more than anyone because we know we are capable of."

So this is how it stands at the moment, with Israel hosting Bosnia later this evening. Would Wales prefer a nice stalemate in that game? Maybe a Bosnia win?

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Richard: Wayne Hennessey, what a hero.

Daniel Woodley: What a performance from Wales. Well done to all involved

Aamir Patel: I don't know why everyone's only talking about Bale when there's 10 other Welsh players.

What next? Wales still have to go to Israel and Bosnia, with the Israel game up next in March and the trip to Bosnia no until October. Those and the Belgian visit to Cardiff in June are the games you fancy will decide the Welsh Euro 2016 fate. The trip to Cyprus and visit of Andorra on the final day are must-wins.

Euro 2016 round-up

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Guus Hiddink has well and truly ripped up that resignation letter. The Netherlands coach said he would quit if his side lost to Group A rivals Latvia, but they tore apart the Baltic country with a 6-0 win. The brilliant Arjen Robben scored twice, Schalke striker Klaas Jan Huntelaar also grabbed a double, Manchester United's Robin van Persie notched while defender Jeffrey Bruma added the other.

In Wales' Group B, Cyprus recorded a 5-0 win over Andorra to move above third-placed Belgium - Apoel winger Georgios Efrem scored a hat-trick.

In Group H, Norway joined leaders Croatia and Italy on nine points after they secured a 1-0 win in Azerbaijan. Croatia and Italy play at 19:45 GMT.

Robbie Savage

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"I don't think we were at our best from an offensive point of view but defensively we were brilliant.

"When Belgium come to Cardiff I think we can beat them and I think we can qualify."

Wales did earn a point in their last trip to Belgium at the end of the 2014 World Cup qualifying campaign, but that was against a team already in Brazil. This match was 'live', with Belgium gunning to join Wales at the top of the group. As it is, they stay three points back, albeit with a game in hand.

Robbie Savage

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"Magnificent performance from Chris Coleman's men, each and every single one of them. Defensively James Chester and Ashley Williams were great and Wayne Hennessey was always calm. A great performance, well done. Wales were brilliant."

Belgium 0-0 Wales

Gareth Bale calls the Wales players together for a huddle on the halfway line, while the home fans boo their disapproval. The men in yellow head to the visiting fans, who are dancing with delight. There are over 1,000 different beers to try in Belgium. That might not be enough for travelling supporters this evening.

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FULL-TIME

Belgium 0-0 Wales

That's it! Wales have held the fourth best side on the planet. A brilliant effort sees Wales earn a precious (and unexpected?) point in their quest to qualify for Euro 2016. For a few hours at least, they stop of Group B.

Gareth Bale celebrates Wales draw with Belgium
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Belgium 0-0 Wales

Whistle please, sir?

GREAT SAVE!

Belgium 0-0 Wales

Christian Benteke
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Brilliant from Wayne Hennessy. A header saved on the line, the ball scrambled away from the men in yellow. Surely that's it?

Belgium 0-0 Wales

Belgium corner. The last attack?

SUBSTITUTION

Belgium 0-0 Wales

The old 'substitution to waste time' trick. Emyr Huws on for Hal Robson-Kanu. The clock says there's only one minute to go.

Belgium 0-0 Wales

Another ball forward, another Wales clearance. Two to go.

Robbie Savage

BBC Radio 5 live

"He has been absolutely sensational, James Chester, back there for Wales. I think he has been the man of the match from a defensive point of view."

Belgium 0-0 Wales

All 11 Wales players are back defending as Adnan Januzaj jinks down the right, squaring across the goal to non-existent red shirts. When Eden Hazard is penalised for jumping at Gareth Bale, Wales have the chance of relief, much to the chagrin of the crowd. Three minutes to hang on.

Robbie Savage

BBC Radio 5 live

"I think if Wales come away with a point I think they have a real chance of qualifying from this group. Every man in that yellow shirt tonight has been fantastic."

Belgium 0-0 Wales

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There will be six minutes of added time, six minutes for Wales to hang on for a precious point. At the moment, they have Belgium at arms' length.

Euro 2016 latest

Arjen Robben
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Sighs of relief from Manchester United fans as striker Robin van Persie, moments after providing the assist for the Netherlands fourth goal against Latvia scored by Jeffrey Bruma, is brought off - not injured - by coach Guus Hiddink. Earlier, club-mate Daley Blind limped off with what appeared to be a knock to the leg.

Arguably the man-of-the-match, Arjen Robben, makes it 5-0 with his second of the night - yet again, he cuts in from the right. This time he aims low and beats former Crystal Palace keeper Aleksandrs Kolinko.

Belgium 0-0 Wales

Applause as Dries Mertins is carried off. He is conscious and moving, but in a neck brace as a precaution. After a lengthy delay, we're back under way.

SUBSTITUTION

Belgium 0-0 Wales

Dries Mertens gets treatment
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Adnan Januzaj readies himself to come on as Dries Mertens is tended to. George Williams, who took a hefty blow himself, is checked over and is clear to continue. Pictures show that the Napoli player was knocked out before he hit the floor, unable to put his arms out to break his fall. Plenty of worries faces as Mertens is surrounded by medical staff.

Robbie Savage

BBC Radio 5 live

"It was a 50-50 challenge, George William and Dries Mertens, but it looks very nasty. You just hope Mertens will be OK."

GREAT SAVE!

Belgium 0-0 Wales

Another reminder that Wales aren't only here to survive as Hal Robson-Kanu forces Thibaut Courtois into a low save. From the resulting corner, George Williams heads the back of Dries Mertens, a sickening blow that appears to have knocked the Belgian forward unconscious. There's no way he will be able to continue.

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Belgium 0-0 Wales

Belgium ease through the gears, moving from Charge of the Light Brigade towards Battle of the Alamo. Wales, though, are as firm as at any point on this Brussels night, even managing the odd counter. Minutes ticking down as an offside Christian Benteke forces a fine save from Wayne Hennessey.

Robbie Savage

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"The pattern has been set for the last 10 minutes. I think we are going to see plenty of crosses from Belgium and Fellaini might push forward to get those knock-downs."

Marouane Fellaini attempts to reach a cross
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Belgium 0-0 Wales

We're slowly slipping into the pattern of the first half, with red Belgians shirts laying seige to the Welsh goal. Wales have done well in this second half, but if they want something from this game, they will have to earn it in the final 10.

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Edward Herbert: In a game like this Bale should play in midfield. He is too good not to be on the ball more.

Matt Congreve: Whatever the result at the end of the night, Wales have shown confidence and character today, Bale has stepped up for us again.

Belgium 0-0 Wales

Eden Hazard still looks the most likely candidate to pick the Welsh lock, this time basing himself on the left for some dribbling trickery. Wales, though, are tireless in getting men behind the ball. When the yellow shirts keep the leather, they draw more jeers. Well inside the final 15 minutes.