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Marc Wilmots sacked as Belgium head coach following poor Euro 2016

• Wilmots leaves after Belgian FA’s ‘intended goals had not been reached’ • Star-studded side lost 3-1 to Wales in quarter-finals of European Championship Marc Wilmots has been sacked as Belgium head coach following the national team’s poor showing at Euro 2016. Belgium’s star-studded team, ranked…

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Euro 2016: Wales fans celebrate victory against Belgium – video

Wales fans cheer in Lille and Cardiff after beating Belgium 3-1 at the Euro 2016 quarter-final at the Pierre-Mauroy stadium in Villeneuve-d’Ascq, France on Friday. Wales national football team reached the quarter-finals of the 1958 World Cup but this is the first time ever they reach the…

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Chris Coleman tells Wales to stay grounded after ‘incredible’ high

• ‘We are not going to get carried away,’ says Wales manager • Aaron Ramsey and Ben Davies suspended for Portugal semi-final Chris Coleman said it was an indescribable feeling to lead Wales to the Euro 2016 semi-finals but insisted his players would be keeping their feet on the ground…

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Wales v Belgium: Euro 2016 quarter-final – as it happened

Wales came from behind to beat Belgium and qualify for the European Championship semi-finals at their very first attempt 10.06pm BST Related: Wales in dreamland after Hal Robson-Kanu’s magic touch stuns Belgium 10.00pm BST That’s all from me for tonight! I have to go and record an episode of our…

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Wales in dreamland after Hal Robson-Kanu’s magic touch stuns Belgium

Wales could hear the call of history. They reached the quarter-finals of the 1958 World Cup but had never been in the semi-finals of a major tournament and the challenge was to surpass those sepia-tinted images. How they answered it on a night that will surely go down as their finest on a football…

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Portugal need penalties to pip Poland – Euro 2016 Football Daily

The podders analyse Portugal’s win against Poland and look ahead to Wales’ quarter-final with Belgium. Plus, the view from Buenos Aires as the dust settles on Leo Messi’s international retirement Did you miss us? On tonight’s Football Daily , AC Jimbo and James Horncastle are joined by honorary…

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Chris Coleman insists Euro 2016 quarter-final not the limit for Wales

• ‘The pressure’s on us to keep performing, and that’s what we want to do’ • Belgium’s Jan Vertonghen ruled out of tournament with ankle injury Chris Coleman wants his Wales players to stay hungry and try to advance in Friday’s quarter-final against Belgium, rather than merely being satisfied with…

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Jan Vertonghen ruled out of Euro 2016 after tearing ankle ligaments

• Vertonghen injured during training before quarter-final with Wales • The Tottenham defender is now out for up to eight weeks The Tottenham defender Jan Vertonghen faces up to eight weeks on the sidelines after tearing ankle ligaments on the eve of Belgium’s Euro 2016 quarter-final with Wales .…

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Euro 2016 quarter-final previews

• Poland v Portugal, Wales v Belgium, Germany v Italy and France v Iceland By Martin Laurence for WhoScored? , part of the Guardian Sport Network Kicking off the quarter-finals on Thursday night, Poland make their first appearance at this stage of a European Championship against a side well…

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