Special event to celebrate returning Welsh heroes


The Wales Euro 2016 team will be welcomed back as heroes when they arrive home today.

The Football Association of Wales (FAW) will host a special event in Cardiff for fans to celebrate the achievements of Chris Coleman's side.

It will take place at Cardiff City Stadium and start at around 5.15pm.

After qualifying for a first major tournament since 1958, Wales finished top of their group that included England, Slovakia and Russia before going on to reach the semi-finals.

FAW bosses said the support the national side received in France and back on home soil has been nothing short of remarkable.

Chief executive Jonathan Ford said: "We feel this event is a great way of everyone celebrating what has been a historic period for Welsh football.

"The scenes we have seen both at home and over in France have been fantastic and we hope that our passionate supporters can enjoy another moment with the players to end a memorable few weeks."

Prior to the event, there will also be a celebratory open top bus tour for the team from the city centre for the public to show their appreciation.

A sell-out crowd of more than 33,000 fans is expected to cram into the Cardiff City Stadium for the celebration, which will also feature a performance from rockers Manic Street Preachers.