Euro 2016: Wales secure a place in the semi-finals

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Gareth BaleGetty Images

Wales have reached the semi-finals of a major tournament for the first time ever after an incredible win over Belgium.

They beat Belgium, ranked second in the world, 3-1 in front of 20,000 fans in the European Championship quarter-final in Lille, France.

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Gareth Bale, Ashley Williams, Hal Robson-Kanu and Sam Vokes give their thoughts on the win

The Dragons haven't made the final stages of a major football competition since 1958.

They'll now go on to play Portugal for a place in the final.

Sam Vokes took his first goal in 12 games for Wales, since scoring against Iceland in March 2014EPA
Sam Vokes took his first goal in 12 games for Wales, since scoring against Iceland in March 2014
Goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois of Belgium is beaten as Wales goes 3-1 upEPA
Goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois of Belgium is beaten as Wales goes 3-1 up

Radja Nainggolan put Belgium ahead but a header from Wales captain Ashley Williams saw Wales equalise in the first half.

Hal Robson-Kanu, a striker without a club, then gave them the lead with a second stunning goal.

Wales sealed their win through a header from substitute Sam Vokes.

Wales Ashley Williams celebrates scoring an equalizer during the Euro 2016AP
Ashley Williams celebrates scoring an equalizer
Wales players celebrate after the UEFA Euro 2016, quarter final match at the Stade Pierre Mauroy, LillePA
The Dragons have scored 10 goals at Euro 2016

But the team will have to play for a place in the final without Arsenal midfielder Aaron Ramsey and Tottenham defender Ben Davies.

Their bookings against Belgium mean they'll now be suspended.

Players of Wales celebrate with fans after they won 3-1 in the UEFA EURO 2016EPA
This Welsh team have become the first from their country to reach the semi-final of the European Championships

Wales manager Chris Coleman: "I said before we kicked the ball today, we are not here to enjoy it, we are here to compete."

"We defended like soldiers. All I can do is reiterate to the players never to forget what it took to get here. I know my team are good enough to perform against anybody."