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Summary

  1. WALES QUALIFY FOR EURO 2016
  2. They go through despite losing
  3. Cyprus's 2-1 win in Israel proves decisive
  4. Wales not been at a major finals since 1958

Live Reporting

By Tom Rostance

All times stated are UK

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  1. Post update

    And that is that from us for the night.

    It's not a dream. Wales - you are going to the Euros...

  2. Sunday's fixtures

    Plan your evening around this lot:

    Armenia v Albania - 17:00

    Serbia v Portugal - 17:00

    Faroe Islands v Romania - 17:00

    Finland v Northern Ireland - 17:00

    Greece v Hungary - 17:00

    Germany v Georgia - 19:45

    Gibraltar v Scotland - 19:45

    Poland v Republic of Ireland - 19:45

  3. What next?

    There are still 12 spots at Euro 2016 up for grabs.

    Tomorrow Germany can secure their place with a point at home to Georgia, while either Poland or Republic of Ireland will join them.

    Romania or Hungary will join Northern Ireland too.

  4. Party in Peru

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    The Waterloo Gunner: The biggest party must be in the changing room itself... I can only imagine the champaigne spraying everywhere

  5. 'You think it's never going to happen'

    WALES QUALIFY

    PA journalist Phil Blanche: "You start to think it's never going to happen for Wales. It can be so disheartening and soul-destroying.

    "But this group have finally done it, and they deserve immense credit. The key for me has been the team unity. They are more than just team-mates, they are friends who have come through youth teams together."

    Read more reaction from people around the Welsh game here.

    Gareth Bale and his teammates
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    SMS Message: Well done Wales. Made Gary Speed proud, I hope he's looking down on his legacy from Andrew Ross
    Andrew Ross
    SMS Message: So delighted for Wales after all the heartache. The irony of qualifying after defeat! from Martin, Abergavenny
    Martin, Abergavenny
  7. WALES QUALIFY

    Some top class comments coming in from you tonight. Where's the best party in Wales right now? Or elsewhere?

    Wales fans celebrate
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    Rishi Verma: Any football fan who witnessed the near-misses of 1985, 1993 and 2003 cannot help but admire and celebrate Wales' qualification

    Andrew Girvan: Congratulations Wales! I will see you in France next year! It's great to see the passion in these home nation sides

  9. 'Qualification a fitting tribute'

    Gary Speed
    Image caption: Gary Speed died in November 2011

    Roger Speed, father of former Wales captain and manager Gary:

    "Watching this team has given me so much pleasure and Chris Coleman deserves a huge amount of credit for what he's achieved. It was so difficult for him to follow Gary but he's done a great job. The spirit in the side is something very special.  

    "Like a few of the players have already mentioned, qualification is a fitting tribute to what Gary put in place with this group of players. There's no doubt he would be immensely proud of their success. I know he's been watching from above and cheering the team on. I'd like to think he's been an inspiration."  

    Read more from Roger here.

  10. 'Goosebumps in Burnley'

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    Chris Coleman
    SMS Message: I know this won't get posted, but there are constant goosebumps of pride I keep getting, wave after wave, as Wales have been confirmed guests at France 2016. Forget tonight's result, unlike Scotland, Wales did the hard work so matches like these weren't crucial, I take my hat off to Wales. from Nick, a humble English man,from Burnley.
    Nick, a humble English man,from Burnley.
    SMS Message: Chris Coleman, Gareth Bale, Aaron Ramsey and all ..... thank you for making a dream come true for the nation. from Nigel Jones
    Nigel Jones
  11. Meanwhile, back in Cardiff

    WALES QUALIFY

    Qualification to Euro 2016.... such a relief!

    A Wales fan celebrates back in Cardiff
  12. Post update

    WALES QUALIFY

    Chris Coleman
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    Paul Owen: Marvellous.just come out of a show on Broadway...initial dissapoinment then realisation when got later alerts. da iawn Cymru

    Gareth Williams: mae hen wlad fy nhadau yn annwyl i mi!!!!! Cmon Wales

    Gareth Reid: Do you think the wife will notice when I try and convince her we holiday in France next summer?!

    Lens and Lille are lovely in June/July Gareth. What's the problem?

    Chris Coleman celebrates with the Wales fans
  14. 'Complete elation'

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    Chris Coleman tells Sky Sports: "When we come off losing 2-0 I thought we would have to go again but our secretary gave us the Israel result and it was complete elation.

    "It is a dream come true. All the players from my generation, and generations before, nearly got there and it was really tough. But this group have gone that extra yard.

    "They deserve everything they have got. From the first game to tonight they have given me their all. 

    "When I took the job I was in a sticky situation. Gary Speed was such a great man and a great presence that I wanted to carry on his work. But I couldn't.

    "So I decided to do my own thing and it has been a fantastic campaign. Gary Speed played his part and I'm sure he is smiling tonight."

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    Joel Ejike: What a way to do it! Not according to the script but history won't remember this defeat. Welsh football on the rise

    Chris Coleman
  16. "My proudest moment"

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    Wales captain Ashley Williams, speaking to Sky Sports: "I said at the start of the campaign that qualifying would be my proudest moment and it definitely is.

    "Because the game was how it was it’ll take a bit of time to sink in, but everyone is over the moon.

    "We always had belief from the start but we knew it would be a lot of hard work.We didn't manage to do it in front of our home fans but when we go home now we’ll hopefully win that game and have a nice night after it." 

  17. Post update

    WALES QUALIFY

    The 700 or so fans in Zenica are still giving it their all, huge celebrations as the players and staff finally head off back into the dressing rooms. A night they'll never forget.

    Gareth Bale slides in celebration
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    SMS Message: I never thought I'd ever see Wales qualify for a major championship on my life time....sat at home crying..a truly magnificent effort. from Gareth, Rudry
    Gareth, Rudry
  19. Wo-oh! We're halfway there

    WALES QUALIFY

     There are now 12 teams confirmed at Euro 2016. Twelve spots still to fil.

    Who's there:

    France

    Austria

    Czech Republic

    England

    Iceland

    Italy

    Northern Ireland

    Portugal

    Spain

    Switzerland

    Belgium

    Wales 

  20. Post update

    WALES QUALIFY

    Phil McNulty

    BBC Sport chief football writer

    "Fantastic achievement by Wales to reach Euro 2016 - & delighted for all the band of followers (fans & media) who went through the lean years."

    Wales celebrate qualification
  21. Sweet FA

    WALES QUALIFY

    The Welsh FA is very happy this evening!

  22. Get Involved

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    Daniel Roberts: We lose and we still go through; we lose and we still go through; we lose and we still go through.

    Sarah Morgan: Well done Wales on qualifying for Euros - players and manager alike continued Gary Speed's legacy magnificently.

    Aaron Billing: Allez Le Galles!!!!!

  23. 'A dream come true'

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    Wales forward Gareth Bale: "The best defeat of my life! It was a difficult game but we have done it and everyone is very happy.

    "This is right up there in my career. It was a dream from when I was a small child to play in a major tournament. It doesn't stop here, we have business to do in France.

    "We can breathe a sigh of relief and enjoy the occasion. We are like brothers on the pitch. If we lose the ball we fight for it back. We can now test ourselves against the best."

    Gareth Bale slides in celebration
  24. "See you in France!"

    Bosnia-Herzegovina 2-0 Wales

    Wales midfielder Aaron Ramsey, speaking to Sky Sports: "What a great moment for Welsh football. What an achievement to have made history, we are finally going to a major tournament. It's not going to sink in for a while, I'm so proud. We are finally going.

    "This group of players is quite special. It didn't quite happen tonight, but the togetherness, we've been really hard to beat.

    "This has been a dream of mine, I know for the others it's been the same. We’re only a small nation, but we've done it. We're over the moon. Thanks to all the supporters. See you in France!"

  25. WALES QUALIFY

    Wales qualify graphic

    Brilliant, jubilant scenes in Zenica. The result has already been forgotten as the players and staff celebrate with the fans. A real sense of togetherness.  The players give Chris Coleman the bumps!

  26. Post update

    Bosnia-Herzegovina 2-0 Wales

    Quote Message: Chris Coleman was disappointed, he was livid and didn't shake hands with anybody. A Welsh FA member came over and told him Israel had lost, and then he ran with his arms aloft to the Wales supporters. They are so, so happy that it has been done. These players have done what other Wales players have not been able to do. They deserve it. from Kevin Ratcliffe Former Wales captain on BBC Radio 5 live sports extra
    Kevin RatcliffeFormer Wales captain on BBC Radio 5 live sports extra
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    Wales defender Chris Gunter: "It is disappointing to lose tonight but we have waited 65 years for this. This means more than a game of football. It's a special feeling.

    "We knew we could qualify last month and we had to wait but it will be a good night. There are 40 people here who have worked hard for two or three years."

    Chris added on a few more years of hurt there...

  29. WALES QUALIFY

    Wales manager Chris Coleman: "I thought we did enough to get something out of the game, I was gutted coming off but wow! I can't explain how it feels.

    "These fans are unbelievable. They deserve it. It's a dream. For the first time tonight we got a bit flustered but under the circumstances you can understand that.

    "But we conceded four goals in nine games. It's fantastic. We've all dreamed about this. They have delivered"

    Wales celebrate
  30. FULL-TIME

    Bosnia-Herzegovina 2-0 Wales

    And now it's all over! Chris Coleman is initially annoyed at defeat but as a huge roar goes up from the away fans he breaks into a huge smile!

    Gareth Bale leads a wave of celebrations in front of the away fans as the Bosnia fans applaud Wales!

    Gareth Bale and Joe Ledley
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  32. BreakingWales have qualified

    Bosnia-Herzegovina 2-0 Wales

    It's all over in Jerusalem - Israel have lost so WALES ARE THROUGH!

  33. BreakingBelgium have qualified

    Andorra 1-4 Belgium

    Belgium celebrate
  34. Post update

    Bosnia-Herzegovina 2-0 Wales

    Quote Message: Not dealing well with crosses for either goal. Wales don't deal with the second ball again. They have suffered by not being as resilient as the have in the past. The unbeaten record goes. The disappointing thing is that Bosnia are not a great side. from Kevin Ratcliffe Former Wales captain on BBC Radio 5 live sports extra
    Kevin RatcliffeFormer Wales captain on BBC Radio 5 live sports extra
  35. GOAL - Bosnia-Herzegovina 2-0 Wales

    Vedad Ibisevic (90 mins)

    Huge celebrations as Wales concede another very scrappy goal. A corner is not dealt with at the front post, Milan Djuric shoots across goal and Vedad Ibisevic is on hand to smash in from a few yards out.

    Wales still going through...

    Bosnia celebrate scoring
  36. Post update

    Bosnia-Herzegovina 1-0 Wales

    Ashley Williams has a header saved by Asmir Begovic as Wales continue to push on hard for a leveller.

    Wales still going through with defeat don't forget...

    Asmir Begovic
  37. Post update

    Bosnia-Herzegovina 1-0 Wales

    Wales add Simon Church and Dave Edwards to the mix - you can't knock Chris Coleman for attacking subs.

  38. YELLOW CARD

    Bosnia-Herzegovina 1-0 Wales

    Bosnia have now made all of their subs so we won't be seeing Edin Dzeko tonight. Aaron Ramsey does too much this time as he loses the ball and then gets booked as he tries to win the ball back.

    Wales eight minutes away from defeat - but qualification...

  39. CYPRUS AHEAD!

    Israel 1-2 Cyprus

    Another bit of breathing room for Wales as Cyprus go back ahead. Walsall's right-back Jason Demetriou smashes in

    Israel must win to make Wales get another point.

    Chris Coleman
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  41. CLOSE!

    Bosnia-Herzegovina 1-0 Wales

    Another almost moment as Aaron Ramsey loops a fine volley over the top. Great connection. Just two feet too high...

  42. Israel level

    Israel 1-1 Cyrpus

    Israel are level thanks to Nir Bitton's screamer. Pick that one out!

    Wales still through as it stands. Israel must win.

  43. SUBSTITUTION

    Bosnia-Herzegovina 1-0 Wales

    A positive move from Chris Coleman as he brings on Sam Vokes for Joe Ledley. Wales don't really need a result tonight but they are going for one.

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  45. Post update

    Bosnia-Herzegovina 1-0 Wales

    This is the first time Wales have been behind in the group since the opening game in Andorra. No time to panic, Wales are through regardless if Israel lose. But can they respond? The game was going nowhere.

    Chris Coleman
  46. Post update

    Bosnia-Herzegovina 1-0 Wales

    Quote Message: You couldn't really see a goal coming from open play. It is a goal from nothing, it is all about second balls. The centre backs did not go up but Wales did not deal with the first or second one. Wales don't deserve that, but they are a goal behind. from Kevin Ratcliffe Former Wales captain on BBC Radio 5 live sports extra
    Kevin RatcliffeFormer Wales captain on BBC Radio 5 live sports extra
    Wales' players stand dejected
  47. GOAL - Bosnia-Herzegovina 1-0 Wales

    Milan Djuric (71 mins)

    There's the noise! Fantastic cheer inside the Bilino Polje as substitute Milan Djuric heads the hosts into the lead. It's a scruffy goal, a free-kick pumped into the penalty area, it is allowed to bounce and Djuric guides a looping header over Wayne Hennessey and in.

    Bosnia up to third in the group - Wales going through anyway as it stands...

  48. Post update

    Bosnia-Herzegovina 0-0 Wales

    It was promised that the atmosphere would be hostile tonight and the home fans are starting to turn on their own side. A pass backwards is heavily jeered.

  49. Are the Netherlands heading out?

    Czech Republic 0-1 Turkey

    A big goal in the Czech Republic, too, at least from a Netherlands perspective. 

    Turkey have taken the lead against the Czechs, meaning they'll need just a point from their last game on Tuesday to secure third place in Group A and a place in the play-offs, ahead of the Dutch. 

    The Netherlands had leapfrogged Turkey with a 2-1 win in Kazakhstan earlier today but as it stands are now back down to fourth...

    Sneijder celebrates scoring for the Netherlands
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    SMS Message: What you have to appreciate is that Wales and Northern Ireland can still both qualify as group winners, so even if the competition hadn't been expanded they'd still make it to France, that is truly incredible from Tom in Swansea.
    Tom in Swansea.
  51. Post update

    Bosnia-Herzegovina 0-0 Wales

    He gets through an awful lot of work up front, HRK. He's basically a full-time decoy to occupy defences and free up space for Gareth Bale and Aaron Ramsey. And he's great at it.

    Wales just 25 minutes away now. That Cyprus goal is also good news for Bosnia's play-off chances.

    Gareth Bale
  52. Post update

    Bosnia-Herzegovina 0-0 Wales

    Quote Message: Hal Robson-Kanu is growing with every game. He is getting more and more confident. He has made that role up front of his own. He edges ahead of Sam Vokes because he is more mobile. from Kevin Ratcliffe Former Wales captain on BBC Radio 5 live sports extra
    Kevin RatcliffeFormer Wales captain on BBC Radio 5 live sports extra
  53. Post update

    Bosnia-Herzegovina 0-0 Wales

    Dafydd Pritchard

    BBC Sport Wales in Zenica

    The news that Cyprus are beating Israel has reached the Wales fans here and, as you can imagine, it has prompted scenes of wild celebration in their little corner of the stadium in Zenica.

  54. Post update

    Bosnia-Herzegovina 0-0 Wales

    The pocket of travelling Wales fans pick up on that goal in Israel and start making even more noise. Half an hour away from booking flights.

  55. BIG NEWS

    Israel 0-1 Cyprus

    A goal for Cyprus! Dossa Junior heads them ahead in Israel and as it stands Wales will be through even if they lose both remaining games...

  56. Post update

    Bosnia-Herzegovina 0-0 Wales

    Quote Message: Gareth Bale has just taken that a little bit early, the ball was running away from him. We expect better from him, don't we? from Kevin Ratcliffe Former Wales captain on BBC Radio 5 live sports extra
    Kevin RatcliffeFormer Wales captain on BBC Radio 5 live sports extra
    Gareth Bale
  57. CLOSE!

    Bosnia-Herzegovina 0-0 Wales

    It's been a night of almosts and nearlys for Wales tonight and again they go close to freeing Aaron Ramsey. But then Gareth Bale does get a run at the defence, he's too quick and strong for Anel Hadzic but can't control his shot, putting it well over.

    Eden Hazard has scored from the penlaty spot and it's now Andorra 1-3 Belgium.

  58. Post update

    Bosnia-Herzegovina 0-0 Wales

    Gareth Bale almost connects with Aaron Ramsey with a delicious chip over the top. Wales looking nice and steady.

    Andorra have pulled one back against Belgium from the penalty spot!

  59. Post update

    Bosnia-Herzegovina 0-0 Wales

    Chris Coleman is Mr. Positive on the sidelines, cajoling and cheering his players at every opportunity. Gareth Bale beats his man well but doesn't get the corner he wants as the ball just takes a touch off Bale's heel.

    Aaron Ramsey
  60. KICK-OFF

    Bosnia-Herzegovina 0-0 Wales

    Bosnia-Herzegovina with a change at the break, centre-back Edin Cocalic on for Emir Spahic. And we are under way!

  61. Who has qualified?

    Euro 2016 finals

    Who is definitely there?

    France

    Austria

    Czech Republic

    England

    Iceland

    Italy

    Northern Ireland

    Portugal

    Spain

    Switzerland

    Are Belgium and Wales next?  

  62. Post update

    Bosnia-Herzegovina 0-0 Wales

    Lovely stuff from Chris Coleman - he thought that late chance for Neil Taylor was in and was celebrating for an age as play went on! Always good to see.

  63. HALF-TIME

    Andorra 0-2 Belgium

    Belgium are heading to France next summer as it stands. Kevin de Bruyne got a second goal for the Red Devils with a dipping free-kick from 25 yards. 

    Kevin de Bruyne celebrates
  64. Post update

    Bosnia-Herzegovina 0-0 Wales

    Quote Message: Wales have been very patient and dealt with them very well. Bosnia are playing a very high line and we must have the belief to go on and win the game. The longer it is 0-0, they will have to come out because they need a win. Wales just need a point. from Kevin Ratcliffe Former Wales captain on BBC Radio 5 live sports extra
    Kevin RatcliffeFormer Wales captain on BBC Radio 5 live sports extra
  65. HALF-TIME

    Bosnia-Herzegovina 0-0 Wales

    Chris Coleman heads off into the tunnel surely a happy man. Wales 45 minutes away from ending a 57-year wait...

    Neil Taylor of Wales
  66. CLOSE!

    Bosnia-Herzegovina 0-0 Wales

    So close to the opener for Wales! Aaron Ramsey again just takes a touch too much as he dances inside the defender but can't get a shot off, it deflects past Asmir Begovic and Neil Taylor looks certain to slide it over the line but a blue shirt does brilliantly to come on the blind side and clear! Wonderful defending...

    Chris Coleman
  67. Post update

    Bosnia-Herzegovina 0-0 Wales

    Quote Message: That was a golden opportunity for Aaron Ramsey. He didn't need that much power in the free-kick, just needed to get the direction right. from Kevin Ratcliffe Former Wales captain on BBC Radio 5 live sports extra
    Kevin RatcliffeFormer Wales captain on BBC Radio 5 live sports extra
  68. Post update

    Bosnia-Herzegovina 0-0 Wales

    Aaron Ramsey overcooks a free-kick from wide on the left, nearly taking a defender's head off when a little flicked one would have been better. Seconds later he gets the ball back and chips over his arriving team-mates.

  69. Post update

    Bosnia-Herzegovina 0-0 Wales

    They can't hear you Isobel...

    Wales fans in Bosnia

    Lovely feet again from Gareth Bale to skip out of trouble, Aaron Ramsey takes it on and he has a pass on to find Hal Robson-Kanu but just waits too long. He was in!

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  71. Post update

    Bosnia-Herzegovina 0-0 Wales

    Living the dream Dave! What a place Vegas is. Mad, but brilliant.

    Do yourself a favour and go for a steak in Circus Circus.

    Anyway, back to Zenica - Wales are more in control now with Joe Allen looking good in midfield. 

  72. Get Involved

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    SMS Message: Following the score from Vegas tonight and off to watch David Copperfield later. Hopefully Wales will produce some magic of their own tonight too! from Dave from Ammanford
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  73. Post update

    Bosnia-Herzegovina 0-0 Wales

    Quote Message: There was no conviction in Gareth Bale's free-kick, not much power in it. Asmir Begovic is a good goalkeeper and we have seen a lot of him over the years with Stoke and recently with Chelsea from Kevin Ratcliffe Former Wales captain on BBC Radio 5 live sports extra
    Kevin RatcliffeFormer Wales captain on BBC Radio 5 live sports extra
    Gareth Bale
  74. Post update

    Bosnia-Herzegovina 0-0 Wales

    Gareth Bale has the licence to shoot in this Wales team and does indeed try one - it's tame though and an easy save for Asmir Begovic. Wales are more than a third of the way there though. 

  75. Post update

    Bosnia-Herzegovina 0-0 Wales

    Wonderful stuff from Aaron Ramsey as he collects the ball right on the right touchline, weaves past one man, cuts inside another and then buys a free-kick with nothing on ahead of him. Excellent midfield play.

    Will Gareth Bale shoot here? 35 yards out...

    Aaron Ramsey
  76. Post update

    Bosnia-Herzegovina 0-0 Wales

    Another strong run and cross from Gareth Bale just evades Hal Robson-Kanu in the centre. Wales have got goals in them on the counter. Bosnia need the win and are pushing plenty of bodies up the pitch as a result. 

    Gareth Bale sends in a cross
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  78. Post update

    Bosnia-Herzegovina 0-0 Wales

    A wave of Bosnian pressure but again, the break is on for Wales. One good pass and Gareth Bale is away - nobody can catch him. His cross from the left is an ambitious one but he almost nails it to find Aaron Ramsey streaking into the box. 

  79. Elsewhere in Europe

    First of many, I feel. Belgium take the lead against Andorra through Roma midfielder Radja Nainggolan. As it stands, Marc Wilmots' side go top of Group B, one point ahead of Wales.

    Radja Nainggolan celebrates
  80. Post update

    Bosnia-Herzegovina 0-0 Wales

    You'd have to give Ashley Williams a '20' for positioning on your football manager game wouldn't you? He seems to be in the right place, every time. Cuts out a decent cross from the left and then follows it up to block a shot from wide right. He suits a three-man defence snugly.

  81. Post update

    Bosnia-Herzegovina 0-0 Wales

    Big in NJ! Wales have the world watching. A draw is enough tonight of course and at the moment that is looking like the likely outcome. Can Wales get the ball to Gareth Bale?

    Gareth Bale
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  83. Post update

    Quote Message: Great closing down by Wales. It all starts with Jazz Richards who sprints out, then everybody has to follow suit. If they don't, they get caught out. from Kevin Ratcliffe Former Wales captain on BBC Radio 5 live sports extra
    Kevin RatcliffeFormer Wales captain on BBC Radio 5 live sports extra
  84. CLOSE!

    Bosnia-Herzegovina 0-0 Wales

    Aaron Ramsey! He takes a fee-kick from 40 yards or so out, everyone expects the cross, Asmir Begovic creeps off his line and at the last second Ramsey decides to go for goal. It's a cracking effort too, Begovic knows he is in trouble but the ball drifts over the top...

  85. Post update

    Bosnia-Herzegovina 0-0 Wales

    Bosnia still seeing all of the ball. Hal Robson-Kanu must get through the most yards covered per touch in international football. He's a professional closer-down...

  86. Elsewhere in Europe

    Ivan Perisic has given Croatia an early lead over Bulgaria, to keep alive their hopes of automatic qualification from Group H. In that same group, Italy confirmed their place at Euro 2016 with victory over Azerbaijan earlier.

    Croatia v Bulgaria
  87. CLOSE!

    Bosnia-Herzegovina 0-0 Wales

    The Wales defence has been lauded through the competition but they get this one all wrong! First there is a slip from Ben Davies, Miralem Pjanic dives in and feeds a pass into the run of Edin Visca. Great pass, he's onside - but drags a shot just beyond the far corner...

  88. Post update

    Bosnia-Herzegovina 0-0 Wales

    Quote Message: Joe Allen has been breaking things up and starting things off from midfield. That is what he is there to do. from Kevin Ratcliffe Former Wales captain on BBC Radio 5 live sports extra
    Kevin RatcliffeFormer Wales captain on BBC Radio 5 live sports extra
  89. Post update

    Bosnia-Herzegovina 0-0 Wales

    Well played Hal Robson-Kanu! The lone frontman holds it up well before releasing Aaron Ramsey into space. The Arsenal man plays a blind cross in but it's a good one, Neil Taylor is in space at the far post but can't control a difficult volley on the stretch. Bright start from both sides in Zenica.

  90. Post update

    Bosnia-Herzegovina 0-0 Wales

    Promising stuff for the Wales gameplan as one clearance from Ashley Williams lets Gareth Bale loose on the Bosnian defence. He beats one man, but delays his pass to Hal Robson-Kanu and is eventually shut down.

    Gareth Bale of Wales
  91. Post update

    Bosnia-Herzegovina 0-0 Wales

    The hosts seeing all of the ball in the opening stages as Wales drop into a well-drilled line-up. That three-man defence very quickly becomes a back five as Jazz Richards and Neil Taylor drop in. 

  92. Post update

    Bosnia-Herzegovina 0-0 Wales

    Dafydd Pritchard

    BBC Sport Wales in Zenica

    As the locals promised, the Bilinol Polje Stadium is bouncing - and quite literally too.

    The vociferous home fans are bouncing in unison - like a front-facing Poznan - and creating an almighty din.

    It's difficult to compete with such noise but Wales' travelling contingent are doing a sterling job as they try to do so with a rendition of 'Men of Harlech'.

  93. KICK-OFF

    Bosnia-Herzegovina 0-0 Wales

    We are under way! A big 90 minutes in Welsh footballing history coming up in Zenica...

    The Wales football team to face Bosnia
  94. LINE-UPS

    Bosnia-Herzegovina v Wales (19:45 BST)

    The teams line up ahead of kick off

    Bosnia-Herzegovina: Begovic, Mujdza, Spahic, Sunjic, Zukanovic, Visca, Pjanic, Hadzic, Salihovic, Lulic, Ibisevic. Subs: Sehic, Grahovac, Bicakcic, Cocalic, Stojan Vranjes, Ognjen Vranjes, Medunjanin, Dzeko, Djuric, Hodzic, Hajrovic, Buric.

    Wales: Hennessey, Gunter, Ashley Williams, Taylor, Ramsey, Davies, Allen, Richards, Ledley, Bale, Robson-Kanu. Subs: Fon Williams, King, Jonathan Williams, Church, Vokes, Edwards, Chester, Collins, Vaughan, Lawrence, Henley, Ward.

    Referee: Alberto Undiano Mallenco (Spain)

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    It's a tight, tense tunnel as the players squeeze out onto the pitch. The rain has been rattling down all day - add in what's at stake and it's made for some sliding tackles...

    Fans
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  98. 'We were in mourning'

    John Hartson

    Former Wales striker

    "When Gary Speed was taken away from us, the whole country was in mourning and these players were realty affected by it. So for Chris Coleman to have come in and picked the team up and to have moved forward the way they have has been magnificent."     

    It will be four years next month since Wales manager Gary Speed died at the age of 42.

    Gary Speed
  99. 'It will be hostile'

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    Wales manager Chris Coleman: "The mood is good, we know what is coming. This is a notoriously difficult place to come, it will be hostile but we are looking forward to this.

    "It's Bosnia's last chance. They will be aggressive and streetwise. But in all honesty we have done what we have always done.

    "Having Gareth Bale fit is a boost, whether he can play for 90 minutes is another matter."

  100. Get Involved

    #bbcfootball

    Lewis Lloyd: I know it's not Wales related, but if Ukraine don't beat Spain, Romania & Hungary will both qualify with one as best 3rd team   

    We'll try and keep you all updated on all of the goings on elsewhere tonight. Plenty of maths to be worked out yet.

  101. 'Right up there with his achievements'

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    John Hartson

    Former Wales striker

    Gareth Bale

    "Gareth Bale will be delighted, he will put this right up there with his achievements because he is a proud Welshman. He is a freak of nature, a superstar, and he has taken to La Liga like a duck to water but it will still mean everything to him.

    "The lads think the world of him. He’s a great lad, he doesn’t come with an entourage, and is down to earth like all the lads are. We are a down to earth nation."    

  102. The history boys?

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    Just had a quick flick through the Wales archive at the qualifying record. It's consistent...

    2012 – did not qualify

    2008 – did not qualify

    2004 – did not qualify

    2000 – did not qualify

    1996 – did not qualify

    1992 – did not qualify

    1988 – did not qualify

    1984 – did not qualify

    1980 – did not qualify

    1976 – did not qualify

    1972 – did not qualify

    1968 – did not qualify

    1964 – did not qualify

    1960 – did not participate  

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  104. Tune in

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    BBC Radio 5 Live Sports Extra

    You can listen to full match commentary from Zenica on 5 live sports extra this evening - starting at 19:40 BST.

    Listen online, on a DAB radio or in this page at the top. 

  105. 'We're not a one-man team'

    John Hartson

    Former Wales striker

    "Gareth Bale is one of the best players in the world and we embrace him but he doesn’t play any part in keeping the six clean sheets Wales have achieved in eight games.

    "He doesn’t go in and attack the ball in Wales’ own box, he doesn’t stick his head in where the studs are flying defensively like Ashley Williams, Chris Gunter, James Collins or James Chester have done."

  106. The picture in Group H

    Group H

    Italy have just booked their place at next summer's Euro 2016 finals by beating Azerbaijan 3-1.

    Norway, who have just beaten Malta 2-0, will join them if Croatia fail to beat Bulgaria later this evening (19:45 BST kick-off)

    Croatia can't catch Italy but they could still leapfrog Norway, who play Italy in their last game on Tuesday, when Croatia take on Malta.

    Third in the group guarantees a spot in the play-offs, remember. And of all nine third-placed teams across the groups, the one with the most points gets an automatic qualifying spot too.  

  107. Get Involved

    Big night nerves?

    How are we all feeling then?

    Wales are unbeaten in 10 competitive games as they tiptoe towards that historic qualification - and now it's so close you can almost taste it.

    Everyone feeling OK? Settled in for a big night? Any concerns? What's the gameplan?

    Let us know. You can text us on 81111 (UK Only with a name on it) or tweet us at #bbcfootball.

  108. The picture in Group B

    Group B

    Wales can qualify for their first international tournament since 1958 with a draw against Bosnia-Herzegovina tonight. 

    Belgium can join Chris Coleman's side if they beat Andorra.

    Israel, who play Cyprus, can still qualify automatically if Wales and/or Belgium slip up in their final two games. 

    Bosnia and Cyprus could both still overtake Israel to finish third and grab a play-off place. 

  109. 750 Wales fans...

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    Dafydd Pritchard

    BBC Sport Wales

    Zenica is about an hour away from the capital city Sarajevo, where some ticketless Wales fans will be watching the game - they were only allocated 750 at the 15,000-capacity stadium.

    Bosnian journalists expect a hostile atmosphere at this compact ground, where the hosts will be hoping to put Welsh celebrations on hold as well as chasing a win to keep their own play-off hopes alive.

  110. The picture in Group A

    Group A

    The big story in Group A is the Netherlands struggling to qualify.  

    Iceland and Czech Republic have already qualified automatically.

    That leaves Turkey and Netherlands to compete for third place. The Dutch have just beaten Kazakhstan to leapfrog Turkey, who play in the Czech Republic at 19:45 BST...

    Third place guarantees a spot in the play-offs, remember. And of all nine third-placed teams across the groups, the one with the most points gets an automatic qualifying spot too.  

  111. Wales lose first leg

    It is a huge day for Welsh sport today - and the first leg has not gone to plan.

    Australia weathered a Welsh storm to win World Cup Pool A with a 15-6 victory at Twickenham.

    Wales paid a high price for failing to make their extra numbers count when the Wallabies were reduced to 13 men for seven minutes in the second half.

    Fly-half Bernard Foley kicked all Australia's points, with Dan Bigger twice on target for Wales.

    Australia now face Scotland in the quarter-final on 18 October, with Wales against South Africa the day before.

    Over to you boys in Bosnia...

  112. 'They've reached the holy grail'

    John Hartson

    Former Wales striker

    Wales

    "I had 10 years of wearing the number nine shirt and I was the proudest man ever playing for Wales because I followed in the footsteps of John Charles, Trevor Ford, Ian Rush, Mark Hughes and Dean Saunders. I’ll feel extremely proud that this group of players have achieved something that we failed to achieve.

    "We had our chances but we failed as national footballers. We never achieved the holy grail, but this group has. I’m not envious at all, I’ve not got an ego and don’t live with any bitterness. I shouldn’t be here after I recovered from cancer six years ago when I was a dead man on the slab at one stage. We will be immensely proud in France. We will have our Welsh scarves around our necks, and we will sit in with the fans or doing media commitments."

  113. 'History weighs heavily on Bosnia'

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  114. What does that mean?

    Italy have now qualified for Euro 2016 after that win, while the Netherlands move up into the third place in Group A. Their play-off hopes remain alive. 

  115. The view from the afternoon

    Four matches kicked off at 17:00 BST this afternoon - here's how they ended up:

    Azerbaijan 1-3 Italy

    Norway 2-0 Malta

    Iceland 2-2 Latvia

    Kazakhstan 1-2 Netherlands

  116. World Mental Health Day

    Everton

    A quick change of pace for a moment now to mention the work being done at Everton as part of World Mental Health Day, which is today. 

    They've made a short but very powerful film about one Lee Johnson, who spent 18 years of his life sleeping rough on the streets of Liverpool, and now works helping people overcome the same issues he experienced.

    You can watch it over here.

  117. Remember the name

    Pele slays the Dragons

    Pele
    Image caption: Pele was just 17 when he lit up the 1958 World Cup

    It may be over 57 years since Wales last played in a major tournament, but we all know the guy who scored the decisive goal.

    Pele - heard of him? - bagged the only goal as Brazil knocked Wales out of the 1958 World Cup quarter-final in Stockholm.

    Tonight Wales can secure their place at the Euro 2016 finals and end that 57-year wait...

  118. Post update

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    Dafydd Pritchard

    BBC Sport Wales

    Falres

    With Euro 2016 qualification just a point away, this is one of the most important nights in Welsh football history.

    But judging by the home fans’ preparations for the game, it seems a fairly big deal for Bosnia-Herzegovina as well.

    There have been flares, drums and loud chanting outside the Bilino Polje Stadium in Zenica, and that’s still with almost an hour to go before kick-off.

  119. Team News

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    Wales XI

    Here's the Wales line-up tonight, expect Gareth Bale to have a free role behind Hal Robson-Kanu.

    Bosnia are without former Manchester City striker Edin Dzeko, who is only fit enough for a spot on the bench. Chelsea goalkeeper Asmir Begovic is captain. 

  120. What would it mean?

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    Dafydd Pritchard

    BBC Sport Wales

    Welsh football history has been defined by failure; sometimes abject, often agonisingly narrow.

    There have been several near misses. Paul Bodin's penalty against Romania in 1993 hit the bar and saw Wales fall just short of the 1994 World Cup, while a play-off defeat at home to Russia a decade later cost them a place at Euro 2004.

    It is those false dawns which would make qualifying for Euro 2016 all the sweeter, a momentous celebration for generations starved of success.

  121. Team News

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    Wales make two changes from the team which drew 0-0 with Israel last month. Joe Allen and Joe Ledley return to the midfield in place of Andy King and Dave Edwards.

  122. What do Wales need?

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    Wales' task is simple.

    To qualify for the Euro 2016 finals Wales need a single point from games against Bosnia-Herzegovina tonight and Andorra on Tuesday.

    That's it.

    The hosts are still in the running for a play-off place, but need to gain three points on Israel in their final two games. Israel have the better head-to-head record in the event that the sides finish level on points.

  123. Party like it's 1958

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    Elvis

    June, 1958.

    The James Bond novel Dr. No was published. The Cold War was in full swing, with both sides stepping up their space programmes. We were still 11 years away from putting man on the moon...

    1958
    Image caption: 'How do you mean, Ipod?'

    Pizza Hut was founded in America, Elvis Presley - with 11 number one singles in the US - had just joined the army, work on the M1 had just started and Paul Weller had just been born.  

    Wolves
    Image caption: Champions Wolves unveiled these plans for a new stadium in 1958. Why did this not happen?!

    Manchester United were still in mourning after the recent Munich air disaster, Wolves were league champions and Tottenham's Bobby Smith was the top scorer with 36 league goals.

    And Wales were involved in a major tournament!

    Much has changed but tonight - finally - that long, long wait can come to an end...