Wales in history-making bid to reach Euro 2016 semi-final


Wales fans are urging their team to "make history" as they take on Belgium in their Euro 2016 quarter-final clash.

Chris Coleman's side saw off Northern Ireland in the last 16 and a win against the Red Devils will see them set up a clash with Portugal in Lyon on Wednesday.

Fans will be hoping Gareth Bale continues his fine form in the tournament in France - with his three goals in four games putting him joint top in the Golden Boot competition.

The Real Madrid star told reporters ahead of the clash that Wales are the "bogey team" for Belgium - after registering a win and draw against the side in qualifying for the tournament in France.

He said: "We want to keep going, we want to keep riding this wave. We want to go as far as we can and try to win the tournament."

Supporters - who were in good voice in Lille on Thursday night - are backing their side to book their ticket for the semi-finals.

James Moore, 24, originally from Bridgend, said: "I was just amazed when we qualified, I was amazed when we topped the group and I'll be amazed when the lads make history by beating Belgium.

"I just don't want the Euros to stop. It's been an amazing ride."

Paul Ross, 25, now based near Bristol, said: "I'll go for a 1-1 draw and then Wales to hopefully grab something in extra time.

"I don't think my fingernails could last until penalties."

The side's last foray at a major footballing championship was at the World Cup in 1958 when the side went down 1-0 to Brazil in the quarter finals, thanks to a Pele goal.