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There was a lot wrong with Euro 2016 but we should revel in the fact it became a story of the collective rather than individuals. DW’s Jonathan Harding takes a look back at a dramatic if not awe-inspiring tournament.
Euro 2016 has been an opportunity for many fans to bring their own party to France, and much like the Irish and Icelanders, the Welsh brought a blaze of color and a tune or two to the likes of Bordeaux, Lille and Lyon.
Their way to the semifinals may not have been scintillating, but on Wednesday the Portugese rediscovered their scoring boots. A 2-0 win over Wales means they can now take the title that eluded them 12 years ago.
Real Madrid teammates Cristiano Ronaldo and Gareth Bale will get all the focus ahead of Wednesday’s Euro 2016 semifinal, but Portugal against Wales is about so much more than the two La Liga superstars.
After four games, 15 goals and a few pathetic penalties the quarterfinals are over. There will be a major first tournament semifinal for Wales, who are joined by three of the usual suspects. But what else did we learn?
With many expecting Belgium to finally fulfil their potential and seal a place in the last four, Wales produced a stunning performance to set up a semi-final with Portugal.
Throughout Euro 2016, team spirit has prevailed over individual quality. Smaller nations have overcome the odds as more illustrious opponents have faltered. Wales will hope to continue that trend against Belgium.
Marc Wilmot’s men secured their first quarterfinal place at the Euros since 1980 with one of the most impressive displays in France. They will take on Gareth Bale’s Wales on Friday evening for a place in the last-four.
Wales continued their fairytale run at Euro 2016, beating Northern Ireland 1-0 to make the last eight. Gareth McAuley turned Gareth Bale’s cross into his own net after 75 minutes to settle a scrappy contest.
Gareth Bale scores his third goal of Euro 2016 as Wales crush Russia in Toulouse, meaning England must settle for second place after a dour goalless draw with Slovakia.