Wales stuns Belgium 3-1 to reach Euro 2016 semifinal

In a tournament that has served up its share of drama and intrigue, Wales provided another dose of both on Friday. The Welsh ran past a favored Belgian side, 3-1, to reach the semifinal of the European Championship in its first appearance in the tournament. “Don’t be afraid to have dreams,” Wales manager Chris Coleman said. “Because four years ago, I was as far away from...
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July 01, 2016  |  Discuss

Bale braced for Wales' biggest game in half a century

Gareth Bale has branded Wales' Euro 2016 quarter-final clash with Belgium as the country's biggest game in more than 50 years.Chris Coleman's side, the only one of the home nations left in France in their first major tournament since 1958, take on highly-fancied Belgium for a place in the last four.Bale, who has scored three goals in their four games so far, said the game was Wales...
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June 29, 2016  |  Discuss

Bale wants Wales to keep 'riding the wave' at Euro 2016

Gareth Bale urged Wales to continue "riding the wave" after clinching their spot in the last eight of Euro 2016.Bale was kept on a tight leash by Northern Ireland in a cagey Battle of Britain in Paris, but he was instrumental in the winning goal when Gareth McAuley diverted the forward's 75th-minute cross into his own net.Wales will now play either Hungary and Belgium in the quarter...
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June 26, 2016  |  Discuss

European tournament expansion: Smart decision by UEFA brass

When first announced, the expansion of the European soccer tournament field to 24 teams seemed like a poor decision. The European Championship is a tournament that holds a sort of prestige that many argue the World Cup has started to lack.  When the World Cup expanded from 24 to 32 teams in 1998, it brought with it a large amount of overmatched competition. Normally, as a tournament field...
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June 25, 2016  |  Discuss

Real Madrid star Gareth Bale hungry for more Euro goals

Gareth Bale has scored two goals in two games, and he's ready for more.The Wales forward, who scored with free kicks in each of his previous matches at the European Championship, will be looking for another when his team plays Russia in their final Group B match on Monday.Wales has impressed in its first major tournament since the 1958 World Cup, beating Slovakia and putting in a...
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June 18, 2016  |  Discuss

WATCH: Gareth Bale scores long-range free kick against England

A largely uneventful first half in Lens was punctuated by a moment of magic from Welsh superstar Gareth Bale, as he hit a free-kick from distance that beat Joe Hart. Neither Wales nor England generated much during the first half, though England did enjoy the majority of possession. England couldn’t do much with the ball, and apart from a Raheem Sterling miss, the English had...
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June 16, 2016  |  Discuss

WATCH: Gareth Bale scores the first ever goal in Euros for Wales

Wales hasn’t had much success at the national level in international soccer. In fact, Euro 2016 is the first ever European Championship that the country is taking part in, and they’ve only been to one World Cup, way back in 1958. During Saturday afternoon’s match with Slovakia, Gareth Bale (of course) scored the first-ever goal for Wales in Euro and the country’s first goal...
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June 11, 2016  |  Discuss

Zidane has given Real Madrid freedom, claims Bale

Gareth Bale praised Zinedine Zidane's impact since taking over at the Bernabeu following Real Madrid's progression to the Champions League final on Wednesday night.Real beat Manchester City 1-0 in their Champions League semi-final second-leg tie to set up a meeting against Atletico Madrid at San Siro on May 28, with Bale playing a key role in Los Blancos' winner in the Spanish...
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May 05, 2016  |  Discuss

Real Madrid advances to Champions League final thanks to own goal vs. Manchester City

The Champions League final will be an all-Madrid affair thanks to Real Madrid’s 1-0 victory Wednesday. Real Madrid beat Manchester City 1-0 in the second leg of the teams’ semifinal matchup thanks to an incredible strike by Gareth Bale in the 20th minute. Bale's 5th goal in his last 5 games (all comps) gives Real Madrid the lead against Man City. @HeinekenSoccer #UCLhttps...
May 04, 2016  |  Discuss

Gareth Bale gives Real Madrid the lead with a great tight angle goal

Real Madrid took a big step towards the Champions League Final with a first half goal from Gareth Bale against Manchester City. After a lifeless first leg back in Manchester, today’s match has been slightly more dramatic, and Bale’s opener has made the fans in Madrid very happy. The Welshman lurked on the edge of the box before running onto the end of a Dani Carvajal pass and...
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May 04, 2016  |  Discuss

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