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Euro 2016 Sees Wales Beat Belgium 3-1 To Secure Place In The Semi Finals Against Portugal

'It is something we've worked so hard for.'

01/07/2016 22:04 | Updated 02 July 2016

Wales are to proceed to the semi finals of Euro 2016 after coming from behind to beat Belguim 3-1 on Friday night. 

Belgium, ranked the No.2 side by Fifa, scored first during the clash, with Radja Nainggolan sinking a goal from 25 yards in the 13th minute. 

Ashley Williams equalised for Wales in the 31st minute, rising to head an Aaron Ramsey corner into the net. 

Twenty-four minutes later, Robson-Kanu gave Wales a 2-1 lead before Sam Vokes scored again for the Dragons in the 85th minute in what commentators said was one of the "greatest performances" in the history of Welsh football.

Wales will now face Portugal for a place in the finals in Lyon next Wednesday. 

Kanu said the victory was "hard to describe". 

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Sam Vokes, right, celebrates after scoring Wales third goal during their 3-1 victory over Belguim

He added: "It is something we've worked so hard for... to be where we are now is a credit to everyone involved."

Williams said the victory was "hard to take in", while manager Christopher Coleman said the team was "not afraid to dream, not afraid to fail". 

Paula Hart, 41, from Swansea, said: "It's just been immense. The Belgian fans have been the best, so fair play to them.

"I'm now thinking about the final. Portugal haven't been great so why not start thinking about it?"

Neil Davies, 49, from South Wales, said Wales had played "brilliantly" and he had tears in his eyes at full time, the Press Association reports.

He said: "I thought if Belgium went 1-0 up then that would be it. They did and I thought that's us done. To come back the way we did - unbelievable."

The side will now go on to Lyon to face Portugal in the semi-final.

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    Belgium's Radja Nainggolan, center, number 4, celebrates with teammates after scoring his side's first goal.
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    Wales' Hal Robson Kanu, left, and Belgium's Jason Denayer vie for the ball.
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    Wales supporters react after Belgium's Radja Nainggolan scored the opening goal.
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    Belgium's Radja Nainggolan, right, challenges Wales' Gareth Bale.
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    Wales' Ashley Williams, left, heads to score the equalizer during the Euro 2016 quarterfinal.
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    Wales' Ashley Williams, foreground, celebrates scoring an equaliser.
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    Wales players celebrate after scoring their first goal.
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    Belgium's Romelu Lukaku, left, and Wales' Joe Ledley jump for the ball.
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    Wales' James Chester, Ashley Williams, Joe Ledley and Gareth Bale and Belgium's Axel Witsel, Jason Denayer and Jordan Lukaku, from left, wait for a corner to be kicked.
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    Wales' Neil Taylor, left, and Belgium's Kevin De Bruyne challenge for the ball.
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    Wales' Gareth Bale, left, challenges for the ball with Belgium's Radja Nainggolan.
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    Wales' Hal Robson Kanu, center left, scores Wales' second goal past Belgium goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois.
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    Wales' Hal Robson Kanu, left, celebrates after scoring.
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    Sam Vokes, left, scores Wales' third goal past Belgium goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois.
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    Wales' Sam Vokes celebrates after scoring Wales' third goal.
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    Wales' Gareth Bale, Neil Taylor and Joe Allen celebrate after winning 3-1.
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    Wales' Sam Vokes, right, celebrates with his teammates.
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    Welsh players celebrate.
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    Belgium goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois applauds fans.
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    Wales' Sam Vokes, right celebrates with his teammate David Cotterill.
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    Wales' Gareth Bale, center, celebrates with his teammates.
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    Welsh players celebrate.
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