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Euro 2016 quarter final: Wales manager: There’ll be wailing in Belgium


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Wales manager, Chris Coleman, is on cloud nine over the fine run of his country in the Euro 2016 soccer tournament and he has vowed that not even star studded Belgium can put spanners in the works of his country.
Wales would today in the city of Lille, face Belgium in the second quarter final match of the tourney in a match in which the Belgians are clear favourites. Coleman is however optimistic that his team (the underdog) would come of the encounter unscathed. As far as Coleman is concerned, the wailing and gnashing of teeth would be in Belgium after the game.
Coleman told the media yesterday ahead of the cracker that his players are under what he described as “fantastic, positive pressure.” He was quick to add that the match is the country’s biggest soccer battle in 58 years.
It would be noted that Wales last reached this stage of a major tournament at the 1958 World Cup, where their hopes were shattered by Brazil and a 17-year-old Pele, who scored the game’s only goal in a 1-0 win.
Coleman, stressed that his players, who had endured several failed qualification campaigns before reaching Euro 2016, will not be feeling the strain with a best-ever tournament finish and a place in Welsh soccer history books up for grabs.
“We know what is at stake, it is a fantastic pressure to have, a positive pressure that we have earned. We have experienced the other pressure (of being unsuccessful), which is tough, a lot tougher than this one we have got, I promise you that.
We have to say since that 1958 quarterfinal, you have to put this down as the biggest game our country’s been involved in, which is a great place to be and a great pressure to have,” Coleman told reporters last night. - THE SUN

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