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Euro 2016: Wales football fans await draw

Wales players celebrate qualifying for Euro 2016 Image copyright AP
Image caption Wales players celebrate qualifying for Euro 2016

Excitement is building as football fans wait to hear which teams Wales have drawn after qualifying for their first major tournament since 1958.

Wales manager Chris Coleman has travelled to Paris for the Euro 2016 draw with Football Association of Wales president David Griffiths.

Gareth Bale has said his side can win and will not just "make up the numbers" in France.

Wales are among the bottom seeds and are ranked 17th in the world.

"I honestly believe if we have a bit of luck along the way and play our football we have a great chance of winning. Why not?" Bale told the BBC's Sport Wales programme.

Former Wales international footballer Kelly Davies told Radio Wales: "I'm very excited about it and really hopeful about what the day might bring.

"A lot of people don't want to play Wales at the moment because there is a lot of momentum."

Coleman has already said he hopes his side avoid England in the group stages.

BBC Wales football correspondent Rob Phillips said: "Some Welsh fans will not mind who they are drawn against, as they still bask in the glory of qualification.

"But if they have dreams of watching Wales progress beyond the group stage, they will have their fingers crossed for a kind draw."

Wales fan and football author David Collins, 56, said: "Personally, I'd rather not play England. I want it to be our turn and the focus on us. I'm getting so excited it's ridiculous - I've waited 56 years for this."

Wales are joined in the draw by England, Northern Ireland and Republic of Ireland.

  • Live coverage of the draw at 17:15 GMT: Match of the Day Live on BBC Two Wales, BBC Sport website, BBC Radio Wales; BBC Radio Ulster & BBC Radio 5 live

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