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Uefa gives Wales fans 'outstanding contribution' award

Wales fans applaud the team after their defeat to Portugal Image copyright Getty Images
Image caption Wales players and fans applaud each other at Euro 2016

Wales football fans have been given an "outstanding contribution" award from Uefa for their part at Euro 2016.

Tens of thousands of Wales supporters travelled to France in the summer to see their side progress to the tournament's semi finals.

They were branded "the red wall" by the Wales players.

Uefa's executive committee has also recognised supporters from Iceland, Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland.

The announcement coincides with Wales rising to 10th in the Fifa world rankings.

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