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  1. Wales beat Belgium 3-1 to reach Euro 2016 semi-final
  2. Ashley Williams, Hal Robson-Kanu and Sam Vokes the Wales goalscorers
  3. Portugal next up on Wednesday for a place in the final
  4. 'Amazing performance, amazing result' - Prime Minister David Cameron
  5. GET INVOLVED #bbceuro2016

Live Reporting

By Jamie Lillywhite

All times stated are UK

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Yes, we can

So a commanding 74% of you thought that Wales will win the tournament. Tune in on Wednesday to witness the next chapter when they face Portugal in Lyon. Good luck Wales. Cheerio now.

He hasn't had much else to shout about has he?

PM: Amazing performance, amazing result. Passion & pride shown by Wales team & fans are incredible to watch. Bring on Portugal! #EURO2016

Those celebrations again

A clip lasting one minute and nine seconds containing pure joy and exhilaration from Wales fans who are in wonderland. Watch people just quite literally jumping for joy. Fabulous.

Wales fans celebrate 'amazing' win

In dreamland

Chris Coleman is certainly bringing the best out of his players. "Don't be afraid to dream" he says. Trouble is, for most of us mortals, they don't come true Chris.

Euro 2016: Wales 3-1 Belgium - Chris Coleman says 'don't be afraid to dream'

Savour the moment

Watch those highlights again, from a remarkable night in Lille.

Highlights, goals and fun from the second quarter final of the European Championship.

Spare a thought for the other side. I'd almost forgotten Mousa Dembele was at the tournament. The Spurs man was an unused sub last night.

It's with sadness we go home today. Big thanks to the fans for all your support. 🇧🇪

It's with sadness we go home today. Big thanks to the fans for all your support. 🇧🇪

Dean Saunders and the car park, the finale

What a potentially tumultuous climax to an incredible journey.. 

Hi @Cardiff_Airport. Congrats for last night. The deal is if u win #euro2016 we'll waive the fee & greet him @bhx_official with some fizz!

Dean Saunders and the car park

Dean Saunders has been creating some intrigue with his car parked at Birmingham airport. The former Wales international, who is part of the BBC commentary team for the Euros in France, left the car in the short stay car park, perhaps not expecting such a lengthy run in the tournament for his side.

Is #DeanSaunders on twitter? What's his handle? We've got some good news for him re parking 😄

He's one of our own

Some club pride from Burnley, ahead of their Premier League return.

ICYMI: Sam Vokes became the first Claret ever to score at a European Championships: #bfc

ICYMI: Sam Vokes became the first Claret ever to score at a European Championships: #bfc

A squad game

More from James Chester in the spirit within the Welsh squad.

"All the lads who haven’t played, it has been difficult for them but they have been great. I know myself how difficult it is to be watching every week so their attitude has been great towards the ones who have been playing. 

"They have looked after themselves really well in training so whoever comes in I am sure they will do a good job.

"We spoke before the tournament about coming here and showing people our identity and playing the way we have done through qualifying which has put us in good stead and think for the most part apart from the England game we have done that and got results."

Ironic to think that England are the only team to beat Wales so far..with an injury-time Daniel Sturridge toe poke...

'A match for anybody'

James Chester

So can Wales see off Ronaldo's Portugal? More from his former Manchester United colleague James Chester. I'm sure Cristiano will be delighted to catch up and swap shirts after the game on Wednesday won't he?

Here are Chester's thoughts on whether Wales can win again. "I don’t see any reason why not. 

"They have had to go through extra-time twice which is of benefit to us and I think if we play like we have done tonight and fight for each other the way we have done tonight, then we will be a match for anybody."

John's talking about the match last night, not the prospect of the bookies losing all that money.

Magnificent, Magnificent , Magnificent.. Totally Magnificent..

Counting the cost


If Wales were to win Euro 2016 a £20m payout could be on the cards. No, not the bar bill across the country, but from bookmakers, who originally priced Chris Coleman's team at 66-1 and have now cut that to 8-1.

"On the whole it's been a relatively bookie friendly tournament with favourites falling at every stage however Wales victory could end up in an industry wide payout of £20m," said William Hill spokesman Joe Crilly. 

That could be just like Wales watching the England-Iceland game.

Euro 2016: Wales defend England celebrations


Joe Ledley
Ledley would look fabulous with Fellaini's hair wouldn't he?

So how will Wales approach Wednesday's semi-final with Portugal? Here's combative, hirsute midfielder Joe Ledley: "We will look at it as just another game. 

We cannot look at the final, we have to focus on the semi-final and take it game by game like we have done. We are a step closer but it doesn’t mean anything. Once we cross that line against Portugal we will give everything that we have got again. 

"We have proven what a good team we can be. It is going to be a difficult game but we will enjoy it and enjoy the atmosphere. Everyone at home is buzzing and it is fantastic to see." 

Let's twist again

Those celebrations can never been seen too many times surely?

Wales celebrate after reaching the semi-finals of Euro 2016 after beating Belgium

Player ratings

Surely the entire Wales team would receive 10s for their performance last night? It's not about the individuals of course with the Welsh, it's the team ethic, the Band of Brothers mentality. That renowned hard taskmaster Mr Chris Bevan has been dissecting them individually though, not literally, and here are his 10s?!...he's a Welshman as well....commendable objectivity.

Semi-final tickets

Tickets go on sale this afternoon for Wednesday's semi-final showdown in Lyon. It will be more difficult than Glastonbury won't it? Easier to get to Lyon than Glastonbury though probably...

More than a one-man team

Cristiano Ronaldo and Gareth Bale

A lot of people will see Wednesday's match as Bale v Ronaldo of course. Just how well do those lads get on? Anyway, here's Neil Taylor of Wales with his thoughts on the two Real Madrid sharpshooters locking horns.

"It is good that two of the world’s best players can meet at this part of the tournament, which is why we are so happy for Gareth and players like him, that we have managed to get him to this part of the tournament where he can really affect games and show what he is all about.

"But I think tonight we showed we are about more than just that and we are definitely a team. We had three different scorers and I should have scored myself – it was a very good save. 

"I think we showed again we are about the team – the subs that came on did really well too. Apart from a goal we could not do anything about, there was not much threat really."

Facing Ronaldo

Cristiano Ronaldo

Next up for Wales of course is Portugal and a certain C Ronaldo. West Brom defender Chester began his career at Manchester United and says of the early days with twinkle toes: "He was at United when I was a young lad. 

"I think what I took from him was the same as everyone else who was there playing at the top of the game, what good professionals they were and how they looked after themselves away from the pitch is something I have took through my career and has taken me as far as I have got today. 

"Just watching him, I am well aware of how fortunate I was coming through at united, at such a big club and just to watch them how they behaved and played has helped me through my career."

Strength in depth

Aaron Ramsey and Ben Davies
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So two key players, Aaron Ramsey and Ben Davies, will be missing for Wales in the semi-final with Portugal on Wednesday but defender James Chester believes the team can cope.

"Obviously they have started every game here for us so far. I think Aaron has  got the undoubted ability but how much work he puts in maybe gets overlooked and think Ben has been our stand-out defender in the tournament so far. 

"They will both obviously be a miss but think the biggest thing we have got in the squad now is strength in depth and players playing at the top level so hopefully it won’t hamper us too much." 

Sporting behaviour

But after all that crowd disturbance in the early stages of the tournament, how about the Belgium fans giving a guard of honour to their Welsh counterparts after the match last night. Super stuff.

Celebratory scenes

Magnificent celebrations from Wales fans everywhere after that epic victory over the Belgians and you can re-live them here.

I particularly like the moment six seconds into the clip, as the rather disorientated be-wigged Belgium fan is brushed aside in a wave of euphoria.

Belgium and Wales fans
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Wales fans celebrate 'amazing' win
A night we will never forget ❤ #TogetherStronger #euro2016 #WALBEL

A night we will never forget ❤ #TogetherStronger #euro2016 #WALBEL


Now here is a chance for you to display your national pride. But we want you to give your considered, balanced opinion of course. The question is very simple and should be at the top of your screens now. Can Wales win Euro 2016? Vote now.

'Not afraid to fail'

Chris Coleman
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It seems an eternity ago now but Chris Coleman lost his first four matches in charge of the Wales team, and needed a 2-1 victory over Scotland in October 2012 to avoid becoming the Welsh boss to lose their first five games.

Recalling that time, the 46-year-old said after the Belgium triumph: "Four years ago I was as far away from this as you could imagine. I'm enjoying it, it's great and we deserve it.

"If you work hard enough and you're not afraid to dream then you're not afraid to fail.

"I'm not afraid to fail. Everybody fails. I have had more failures than I've had success."


They say there is too much hype these days, but these are the facts for Wales. In their first major finals since the 1958 World Cup they are through to the last four. 

Yet as recently as August 2011, Wales fell to their lowest position in the Fifa world rankings - 117th - behind Guatemala, Guyana and Haiti.

Robson-Kanu replay

It's about time we saw that Robson-Kanu goal again isn't it? 

The man himself, who is surely not going to be short of offers for a new club, says of the wonder strike: "I’ve not watched it back yet. I was in the box just trying to make space to get a shot off. 

"I had my back to the goal and was presuming they thought I was going to lay it off and I have 'Cruyffed' and put it in the net. It was going to take something like that to break them down." 

Hal Robson-Kanu scores to put Wales 2-1 up against Belgium

In dreamland

Wales celebrate after the third goal from Sam Vokes

Retired radio commentator Ron Jones - who reported on five European Championships for the BBC - was the paper reviewer on Radio Wales this morning.

"I was sitting there wondering whether I was dreaming," he said.

"Not only because we won it (well, he is Welsh) but because we played so well. There was no element of luck about it.

"And it wasn't just a battling, backs-to-the-wall performance, we played such wonderful football.

"It was something very special." 

European reaction

"Wilmots has to go" is the headline of Belgium's La Derniere Heure, and it's a sentiment shared across the nation's press this morning after their shock defeat in Lille, not that Wales supporters would call it a shock.

Het Laatste Nieuws announces the "death of the golden generation" and says "after this scandalous elimination, Wimots cannot coach anymore".

European reaction

The reaction on the continent is rather different, though this seems to encapsulate the situation rather well.

Le Soir's headline is "Belgium have talent, Wales have a team." 

Meanwhile Het Niewusblad calls the match a "missed opportunity," adding "Wales is a B country. We should be able to win against Wales, especially if Gareth Bale is not at his best."

Le Soir
Le Soir

'Let's just keep it going'

Speaking of the fleet-footed Mr Ledley, here are his thoughts: "I have had a few videos of back home, showing older guys crying and it means the world to us what we have achieved and we appreciate their support, the fans have been fantastic, they have behaved so well and it was the same again here. 

"There have been remarkable scenes and they need to enjoy it just as much as we are, we are enjoying every minute and I know for a fact that my mates back home are enjoying it, the people here are enjoying it so let’s just keep it going."

Joe Ledley
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Celebrate good times

I think we would all have liked to be in the Wales dressing room after the match. Here's David Cotterill's tweet to show you the latest Joe Ledley interpretive dance masterclass.

Usual antics from this ledge 😂 @joe16led 🔥👏🏻👏🏻

'We can go as far as we want'

Euro 2016: Wales 3-1 Belgium - We believed we would win - Gareth Bale

The main man is in no doubt either, Gareth Bale told BBC Sport: "We know what we are doing, we need to just keep enjoying ourselves and doing what we have been and we can go as far as we want.

"We fought as hard as anyone and covered every blade of grass and we thoroughly deserve to be in the semi-final."  

No word of a lie

Can Wales win the tournament? Here's Neil Taylor's view: "It is obvious to say that we have the belief we can beat anybody, we have always said that, we are not lying when we say it."

Wales celebrate
Rex Features

'A chance to go for the jugular'

Watch match highlights as Wales beat Belgium 3-1 to reach the semi-finals of Euro 2016

Want to know how Wales beat the Belgians? Here's more from the industrious Neil Taylor...maybe he should apply for the England job...

"We just got hold of the ball, started moving it well. We got a good pitch tonight that was wet after having a bit of rain on it and when it is like that we can move the ball well. 

"We started to do that and as we started to edge into the game you could see they were creeping backwards a little bit and we sensed a chance to go for the jugular. We did that."

Williams plays down fitness fears

Ashley Williams

The inspirational Wales captain Ashley Williams had his left arm in a sling as he left the ground following last night's win.

He was a doubt for the game after suffering a shoulder injury in the 1-0 win over Northern Ireland, but he assured reporters he would be fit to face Portugal in Wednesday's semi-final.

"It's okay, it's fine. I've just got the sling on because it keeps clicking and it's painful, but this just eases it a little bit," he said.

"But it'll be fine I think. I have to give a lot of credit to the medical team because I was afraid I wouldn't be able to play tonight and they've done an unbelievable job.

"It's a lot better than it was after the last game."

'Together stronger'

What a goal by Hal Robson-Kanu, a free agent as of this moment after being released by Championship side Reading. How many offers will he have a result of that Cruyff turn and precise finish into the corner that put Wales ahead? Here's his reaction to the victory.

We all continue our journey together... Huge effort by the whole nation tonight #DaretoDream #TogetherStronger
We all continue our journey together... Huge effort by the whole nation tonight #DaretoDream #TogetherStronger
We all continue our journey together... Huge effort by the whole nation tonight #DaretoDream #TogetherStronger
We all continue our journey together... Huge effort by the whole nation tonight #DaretoDream #TogetherStronger

We all continue our journey together... Huge effort by the whole nation tonight #DaretoDream #TogetherStronger

'You can do it without me'

Aaron Ramsey says his team can beat Portugal without him on Wednesday and reach the Euro 2016 final.  

"I am sure it will sink in before then that I will not be playing - but I will be right behind my team, cheering them on and kicking every ball. I will be right in the mix of it, so hopefully they can do it."  

Aaron Ramsey