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Wales face biggest match in 60 years

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>> They never thought they would get this far, and that's another reason for Welsh fans to be jubilant ahead of their quarter final match against Belgium. The Northern French town of in a festive mood on Friday as fans from both sides gathered chanting and singing in the streets.
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Reuters' Mitch Phillips is in France following the Welsh team. Who haven't reached a major final since 1958.>> Yes, it's a huge day for Wales and Welsh football. They've never been in the European Championships before. The only time they've played in a major tournament was once in the 1958 World Cup.
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They got to the quarter-finals then, but they came up against Brazil and a young guy called Pele. And that was that. 58 years later in the European championships they find themselves in the quarter final against Belgium. With Portugal waiting in the semi finals, and what an impressive last night, whoever wins this game is thinking this is a really great chance to get through to the final.
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Really on a high, they've topped their group ahead of England, Gareth Bale's on fire. And they go look at this match and think, this is a match we can win. We've come into this tournament as massive outsiders, but they're actually starting to think we can get to the final.
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And once we're in the final, who knows? So huge occasion for both teams. Belgium have started to play well, but it's all about Wales, and everybody in Wales is thinking, this is our year.>> Belgium is currently ranked second in the world, with players like Chelsea's Hazard and Courtois, and City's De Bruyne.
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The team has won the past three games, including a ruthless four-nill victory against Hungary. But Wales's strength is best shown when counterattacking, and the ease of being the underdog could prove the decisive factor that will make Bale and company lead the team to history.