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Summary

  1. Wales miss chance to book place at Euros
  2. They qualify if Belgium do not beat Cyprus later
  3. Wales denied penalty after clear handball

Live Reporting

By Neil Johnston

All times stated are UK

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Goodbye

Wales 0-0 Israel

So the champagne remains on ice, Chris Coleman's side tantalisingly close to Euro 2016. 

Belgium's failure to defeat Cyprus in Nicosia later will be enough to spark late night celebrations in Wales but it could be next month before they confirm their place in France next summer.

Thanks for your company. Until next time...

'We were tired'

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Chris Coleman
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The lads were tired at the end of a five hour flight to Cyprus and five hours back. Then playing Israel today, it has taken it out of us. We are four more points closer to where we want to be. We need one more nudge and then we are there."

Chris ColemanWales manager

'Golden generation'

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John Hartson

Former Wales striker

These boys know each other so well because they have played together since their youth. John Toshack, who blooded these players very young, always said they would be a golden generation. 

Their spirit is excellent. They haven't got the best individual players to ever play for Wales, but as a group, with their spirit, this is by far the best groupof players Wales have ever had.

Strong Belgium side

Around 20 minutes to kick-off in Nicosia where Belgium have to defeat Cyprus - or Wales qualify for Euro 2016.

It's another strong Belgium line-up on show with Marouane Fellaini, Kevin De Bruyne, Vincent Kompany, Christian Benteke and Eden Hazard among the starters.

Vote result

He might not have been able to get the decisive goal this afternoon, but Gareth Bale does have something to smile about. You've voted him Wales' greatest player, ahead of Ryan Giggs in second and John Charles in third.

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'We needed early goal'

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Chris Coleman
Reuters

Had we scored early, it would have settled us down. The atmosphere was great but we have two games left. It is in our hands so Israel and Belgium have to do their work to catch us."

Chris ColemanWales manager

'Extra officials a waste of time'

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John Hartson

Former Wales striker

John Hartson is still fuming at that decision not to avoid Wales a penalty in the second half...

"What is the point in the extra officials? I've never seen them make a proper decision. They're just a waste of time; a waste of money. 

"That is three yards away. It is criminal. It might have been difficult for the referee because of the angle he's at. But the other official is in the perfect position."

'Still in our hands'

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Wales midfielder Aaron Ramsey, speaking to Sky Sports: "We will take a lot of positives from the result. It just didn't quite come off in front of goal.

"Ultimately we did alright because we had a long journey over to Cyprus and a few of the boy were struggling. 

"We are still top of the group. We'd have taken that at the start of the week."

'Positive week'

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Ashley Williams (left)
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Wales captain Ashley Williams, speaking to Sky Sports: "They made it difficult for us, we wanted a win but it is another point and another clean sheet.

"We wanted to get it done and dusted today but is has been a positive week with four points.

"We have two more games to go, we are still top of the group and we keep the momentum going."

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Bye bye holland? They will not be missed. WC 2014 semi-finalist big fall. Depay and Blind overrated? #bbcfootball #bbceurofooty

Netherlands in trouble

Turkey 3-0 Netherlands

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It's all over in Turkey, where Netherlands have suffered their heaviest competitive defeat since 1996. Can you remember that 4-1 loss against England? Alan Shearer wheeling away in celebration?

Elsewhere, Czech Republic have beaten Latvia 2-1, meaning the Dutch can only qualify if they can somehow finish third. 

They have to hope Turkey drop points from their last two games now. A summer tournament without the Dutch? That's the way it's shaping up.

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Everyone saying Wales should have scored by now. How about Israel's defence being solid... #bbcfootball

Wales shouldn't feel too disappointed. Even if they lose to Bosnia, they'd still only have to beat Andorra to qualify #bbcfootball

Unlucky @FAWales! Deserved a penalty at least in that game but with Andorra to come I think you are safely through!!! #bbcfootball

'My daughter would have done better'

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John Hartson

Former Wales striker

I don't think we should be disappointed at all. Wales gave absolutely everything they had to a man. They've been terrific. 

They should have won today's game but a totally incompetent official gets a big decision wrong. He's bottled it. My five year-old daughter Stephanie would have done better than him today. But I believe we are on our way to France.

Almost there

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With Belgium and Israel still to play one another, Wales are so, so close...

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'Fantastic decision'

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Robbie Savage

Former Wales midfielder

I think it's a fantastic decision. Great decision from the linesman. That's the one they got right. Church could have been the hero, but it's not to be.

FULL-TIME

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Postpone the party. Frustration for Wales but they will qualify for Euro 2016 if Belgium fail to beat Cyprus.

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Simon Church scores a rebounded shot but is later disallowed
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Huge drama.

Simon Church has the ball in the back of the Israel net after Gareth Bale's header.

Fans are going wild but the celebrations are ended by an offside flag.

Gareth Bale and Simon Church looks dejected
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Aaron Ramsey lines up a shot and lets fly...but it's not good enough to beat the keeper.

Netherlands in trouble

Turkey 3-0 Netherlands

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It is game over for Netherlands. There are five added minutes but it won't be enough. 

Burak Yilmaz has added a third late on for Turkey. 

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Israel have one aim only..to run down the clock. They're succeeding. The Cardiff City Stadium is a sea of frustration right now. 

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Four minutes of additional time. Wales fans find their voice again.

Is this going to end in frustration?

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Inside the last minute. Eitan Tibi produces a fine challenge to deny Sam Vokes from close range.

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Gareth Bale
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Israel have been stubborn at the back but here's an opening.

Gareth Bale is trying to create some magic and very nearly does. His low shot from 20 yards is parried by the keeper and the ball squirms across the six yard area...before being hacked clear.

Vokes replaces King

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John Hartson

Former Wales striker

Chris Coleman instructs
Reuters

"This is very positive from Chris Coleman. That's the second striker he's brought on now. He clearly wants to win the game, he wants to take Wales to France and get the job done. He has five minutes to do it."

SUBSTITUTION

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Gareth Bale lashes another attempt wide before Sam Vokes comes on for Andy King. Not long left now. 

Netherlands in trouble

Turkey 2-0 Netherlands

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Defeat to Turkey will leave the Netherlands' hopes of qualifying for the European Championship in France next summer in serious jeopardy. 

If the score remains the same, the Dutch will have to rely on Turkey dropping points in their last two games if they are to head back up to third.

Whoever finishes behind Group A's likely top two of Iceland and Czech Republic will be guaranteed a place in a two-legged play-off against another of the third-placed sides.

But that's not looking like being the Netherlands. They're running out of ideas, and frustration is growing.  

GREAT SAVE!

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Israel have hardly caused the Wales defence any problems but suddenly they're on the counter.

In comes a cross and Tomer Hemed heads towards the net forcing Wayne Hennessey to tip over.

'Surprising change'

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Robbie Savage

Former Wales midfielder

"I'm surprised by that substitution. Why not put Sam Vokes on? There will be more and more long balls played up and you need someone to profit from them."

TEN MINUTES REMAINING

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Gareth Bale
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Israel are running down the clock.Can Wales come up with another late winner like they did in Cyprus?

Church on, Robson-Kanu off

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John Hartson

Former Wales striker

"He's gone like for like with this substitution. He's quick, he's lively, but I would not have taken Hal Robson-Kanu off personally."

SUBSTITUTION

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Simon Church comes on for Hal Robson-Kanu, who has run himself into the ground.

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#bbcfootball How was that not a pen but a corner? For it to go for a corner the ref has to admit it hit his hand! No other physical way!

Once again one of the extra officials fails to make a decision. As useful as a chocolate teapot. Pointless. #bbcfootball #WALvISR #Cymru

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Gareth Bale
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Israel are packing their defence. Even Gareth Bale cannot find the right combination to unlock it. 

Wales change coming up.

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Hal Robson-Kanu has been everywhere. He's caused pandemonium in the Israel defence and he's just sent Omri Ben Harush flying with a wholehearted challenge.

He wants to spend next summer in France but will he get there?. Fifteen minutes left.

Netherlands heading out

Turkey 2-0 Netherlands

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It's one of the most familiar sights in international football - the scores ofNetherlands fans clad in synchronised orange, crammed into a stadium halfway around the world. 

But as things stand they are looking increasingly unlikely to make the short journey to France for next summer's European Championship. 

Turkeyare bossing this one. The Dutch are pouring forward in search of the two goals they need to hold on to third but it's their hosts who've come closest to scoring, on the break.

Wales 0-0 Israel

Cardiff City Stadium is bouncing again. 

The fans are trying to lift their players. They have been magnificent all afternoon.

One thing is for sure, they're going to add to the fun of Euro 2016 if/when Wales get there.

TWENTY MINUTES LEFT

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Can Wales dig deep and find a goal?

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John Hartson

Former Wales striker

What is the fifth official doing there? He is two or three yards away from the incident - that's what's frustrating about this. He can't even make a simple decision from three yards away.

'Definite penalty'

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Robbie Savage

Former Wales midfielder

"Unbelievable! Robson-Kanu made a great run and the defender just stuck his arm out. It's a definite penalty!"

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Hal Robson Kanu reacts
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It's all Wales now.

Hal Robson-Kanu wants a penalty after Gareth Bale's inswining ball strikes Eitan Tibi on the arm.

The referee is not interested. Moments later Ben Davies goes close with a header.