Euro 2016: 11 ways to pass yourself off as a Wales fan if you're from England, Ireland or Scotland


After England were sent packing after a humiliating defeat against Iceland, and both the Republic and Northern Ireland crashed out in the second round, Wales are the last home nation team left in Euro 2016.

So, we can either wallow in defeat or source a Welsh dragon flag and become a proud Wales supporter for the rest of the competition.

Here's what you can do to help pass yourself off as a true fan for Wales' quarter-final clash against Belgium.

Wales' Joe Ledley, Gareth Bale and Chris Gunter during the national anthem before the UEFA Euro 2016, Group B match at Stadium Municipal, Toulouse.
(Mike Egerton/PA)

1. Sing the word "Gwlad" during the national anthem loudly, proudly, and in the right places. It means country or land. You can skim over the rest.

2. Keep going on about what an incredible achievement it is that Wales are in the tournament's quarter-finals. Wales haven't qualified for a major tournament for 58 years, so understandably the whole nation is very proud.

3. Order a Brains Bitter at the bar - or, if you can find one, a Felinfoel.

Wales fans in the stands show their support during the UEFA Euro 2016, Group B match at Stadium Municipal, Toulouse.
(Martin Rickett/PA)

4. Know that when holding up your Welsh flag the dragon's head must face to the left (if you were looking at it) and tail to the right.

5. Repeatedly remind everyone that "Gareth Bale is the best player in the world".

6. When talking about former players say: "Robbie Savage is a bit of a joke, but you can't fault his work rate."

7. Laugh at the fact that Hal Robson-Kanu doesn't have a club at the moment, despite playing in the national team. Since his contract ran out at Reading, no-one has offered Robson-Kanu another one.

Wales' Gareth Bale dribbles the ball during the Euro 2016 round of 16 soccer match between Wales and Northern Ireland, at the Parc des Princes stadium in Paris, Saturday, June 25, 2016. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek)
(Petr David Josek/AP)

8. Tell everyone the little known fact that Gareth Bale played for the same school sports team as Welsh rugby hero Sam Warburton.

9. Learn what "Gorau chwarae cyd chwarae" means on the Welsh shirts. Translation: "Best play is team play".

10. If learning Welsh is a bit daunting, a hearty "Waay-aaals" including as many syllables as possible will see you fit right in - or "C'mon Cymru" if you want to be bilingual.

11. Most importantly, whether they win or lose, be this guy.