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Shamoon Hafez

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  1. Goodbye

    FT: China 0-6 Wales

    Ryan Giggs

    The Ryan Giggs era starts with a bang, as Wales hit China for six.

    Gareth Bale had a small part to play.

    Have a read of the report

    We are back on Friday for international friendly action.

    Until then.

  2. Elsewhere...

    Lionel Messi

    A couple of international friendlies take place on Friday, including Argentina against Italy in Manchester.

    There was a nice surprise for City's under 7 and under 8 side as superstar Lionel Messi turned up to take some pics.

    Head here to read the story

  3. Stat attack

    FT: China 0-6 Wales

    • This is Wales’ biggest margin of victory since August 1996 when beating San Marino by the same scoreline.
    • The loss was Marcello Lippi’s biggest margin of defeat as an international manager.
    • Wales have scored as many goals in 2018 as they did in the whole of 2017 (six goals, eight games).
    • Gareth Bale has now scored the first goal under three of the last four managers of the Welsh national team (Brian Flynn, Chris Coleman and Ryan Giggs).
    • Bale's hat-trick was his first at international level, making him the first player to bag a treble for Wales since Robert Earnshaw v Scotland in 2004.
    • Sam Vokes was directly involved in four goals against China (two goals, two assists); as many as in his previous 31 games for Wales.
  4. 'A massive achievement'

    FT: China 0-6 Wales

    Wales record goalscorer Gareth Bale on BBC One Wales: "It is amazing, on my daughter’s birthday too so hello to her.

    "It is great individually to get the record but the team is always the most important thing.

    "It is right up there, a major honour and a massive achievement. I never dreamed of being a record breaker but it is one of the best things I’ve achieved in my career.

    "The fans are always amazing here in China, it was good to show what we can do on the pitch."

  5. Post update

    FT: China 0-6 Wales

    Who will Wales face in the final on Monday?

    We will find out when Uruguay take on Czech Republic on Friday (kick-off 11:35 GMT).

  6. Cannot fault the performance

    FT: China 0-6 Wales

    Danny Gabbidon

    Former Wales defender on BBC One Wales

    Wales' Gareth Bale

    A perfect performance for Wales. You cannot affect the opposition you play against and have to handle yourselves. The early goal set them up nicely.

    The biggest positive was Gareth Bale's performance, he looks fit and full of running. It was the Bale you expect to see and when he is in full flight, it bodes well for Wales and manager Ryan Giggs going forward.

    It was important for the manager to get off to a good start if you want the players to buy into what you are trying to achieve.

    There will be bigger tests ahead but you cannot fault the performance from back to front.

  7. No complaints

    China 0-6 Wales

    John Hartson

    Former Wales striker on BBC One Wales

    A load of young players get a runout and great for Harry Wilson to score on his first start.

    A wonderful first game for Ryan Giggs and no complaints.

  8. FULL-TIME

    China 0-6 Wales

    What a day for Welsh football.

    Gareth Bale breaks the country's goalscoring record with a hat-trick as Ryan Giggs' first game in-charge as manager ends in a thrashing of China.

    Wales manager Ryan Giggs and China manager Marcello Lippi
  9. CLOSE!

    China 0-6 Wales

    Wales continue to search for the elusive seventh goal.

    Ben Woodburn, who has been excellent since coming on, plays a lovely cross into the six-yard box for Tom Bradshaw, but the header is off target.

  10. INJURY TIME

    China 0-6 Wales

    Two minutes off added time.

    Full-back Chris Gunter is now PLAYING AS A STRIKER.

  11. What have we learned?

    China 0-6 Wales

    Kevin Ratcliffe

    Former Wales captain on BBC Radio Wales

    We have learned Ryan Giggs is going to be very positive. It is a long time since we have played with this much pace and width.

  12. Post update

    China 0-6 Wales

    China goalkeeper Yan Junling must give his Shanghai SIPG defenders heart palpitations in each match.

    Not for the first time, he sprints way off his line, but credit to him, he gets there again.

  13. Post update

    China 0-6 Wales

    John Hartson

    Former Wales striker on BBC One Wales

    It has been faultless from Wales. The opposition have not been good enough, they have been poor a times, but it is a really good start for Ryan Giggs' first game in charge.

  14. CLOSE!

    China 0-6 Wales

    There was almost the seventh and it would have been a dream debut for Brentford defender Chris Mepham, who leaps highest to meet Ben Woodburn's corner at the front post, but flicks his header over the crossbar.

  15. Post update

    China 0-6 Wales

    Into the final five minutes, plenty of time for a few more Wales goals.

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    SMS Message: I'm glad we got rid of the old away kit. The new one helps us win away. from Simon Thomas
    Simon Thomas

    Rhys Tomlinson: GIGGS! GIGGS WILL TEAR YOU APART...... AGAIN!

  17. Watch: Bale seals hat-trick to break Wales scoring record

    China 0-6 Wales

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    Video caption: Gareth Bale breaks Wales scoring record after sealing hat-trick against China
  18. PENALTY APPEAL

    China 0-6 Wales

    Wales sub Lee Evans goes tumbling in the box, theatrically, under a challenge from Liu Yiming.

    The ref awards a goal kick. Could have been given.

  19. Post update

    China 0-6 Wales

    Into the last 10 minutes, can China give their fans something to smile about by grabbing a consolation?

  20. Get Involved

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    SMS Message: 'Watching' game via BBC text in Hotel bar in Mumbai. Locals just asked me why I am smiling ! Mentioning Bale and Giggs got them all interested ! from Anon
    Anon
    SMS Message: Congratulations to Chris Gunter on becoming the most capped Welsh outfield player of all-time. Living legend. from Gavin (+ 50 Reading FC fans), China
    Gavin (+ 50 Reading FC fans), China