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Euro 2016:

Five things you need to know about Wales

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Gareth Bale

Wales's lethal weapon is Gareth Bale, the Real Madrid forward, who scored seven of their 11 goals in qualifying and forms the speedy centre-point of their counter-attacking approach. Typically deployed behind a lone striker in a 3-5-1-1 formation, the lef

John Charles

Wales have never previously appeared at a European Championship and last graced a major tournament at the 1958 World Cup in Sweden. A team built around Juventus great John Charles -- a centre-back turned prolific centre-forward -- qualified for the finals

Chris Coleman

Manager Chris Coleman hit upon a tactical masterstroke in qualifying by setting his team out with a three-man defence, marshalled by captain Ashley Williams of Swansea City. Wales mustered seven clean sheets in Group B -- including a 1-0 home win and 0-0

Land of Song

Fittingly for a country known as 'The Land of Song', Wales's official anthem for Euro 2016 was recorded by Welsh rock band Manic Street Preachers, who released a string of hit albums in the 1990s and 2000s. The track, entitled 'Together Stronger (C'mon Wa

Gary Speed

As Wales gear up for the tournament, late former manager Gary Speed will never be far from the thoughts of their players, coaches, officials and supporters. The popular former Leeds United, Newcastle United and Bolton Wanderers midfielder became head coac