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First Minister of Wales has wished the Welsh team good luck ahead of their 1st game in the Euro 2016 tournament.

First published:
11 June 2016
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Speaking ahead of the game between Wales and Slovakia, Carwyn Jones said: 

“Today’s football match marks a momentous day in Welsh sporting history. After 58 years and so many near misses, we are finally back at a major football tournament.

“I’m delighted that our national football team finally have a chance to showcase their talents, and Wales, on this international stage.


“Wales has produced some world class players - Gareth Bale, Ryan Giggs, Ian Rush and John Charles are household names but, of course, they only tell part of the story - part of the history. The team Chris Coleman has put together has truly embraced the Together Stronger mantra that has embodied the campaign and given the nation a huge boost. It’s been fantastic to witness first hand how this has translated into success on the pitch.


“Wales will be represented in a tournament watched by billions of football fans across the world this summer. It’s incredible, unprecedented and completely deserved.


“Pob lwc boys, we’re with you all the way.”