Williams, Robson-Kanu and Vokes score as Wales advance to the semi-finals

Williams, Robson-Kanu and Vokes score as Wales advance to the semi-finals
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Wales: Hennessy, Chester, Williams, Davies, Gunter, Allen, Ledley (King, min. 78), Taylor, Ramsey (Collins, min. 90), Bale, Robson-Kanu (Vokes, min. 80).
Belgium: Courtois, Meunier, Alderweireld, Denayer, J. Lukaku (Mertens, min. 75), Witsel, Nainggolan, De Bruyne, Carrasco (Fellaini, min. 46), Hazard, R. Lukaku (Batshuayi, min. 83)
SCORE: 0-1, min. 13, Nainggolan, 1-1, min. 30, Williams, 2-1, min. 55, Robson-Kanu, 3-1, min. 86, Vokes
REFEREE: Damir Skomina (SVN). Booked - Davies (min. 5), Chester (min. 16), Gunter (min. 24), Fellaini (min. 58), Ramsey (min. 75)

That brings to an end tonight's live commentary of Euro 2016 quarter-final between Wales and Belgium. I hope you have enjoyed it, I have been Brandon Sayer and until next time have a good night.

Belgium, on the other hand, will be very disappointed with this result as they would have been confident that they were going to win the game. Nainggolan scored the opening goal of the game but the team never pushed on from there. It is another disappointment for Belgium under Marc Wimots.

The win means that Wales will play Portugal in the semi-final next Wednesday and they will have no fear going into that game either.

Wales have made history this evening and they fully deserve it. Goals from Williams, Robson-Kanu and Vokes have given the team a fully deserved win. 


90+3' - The referee blows his whistle to end the game. FT Wales 3-1 Belgium.

90+1' - The referee has decided to add on three minutes at the end of the seocnd half.

90' - Wales substitution: Ramsey is replaced by James Collins.

86' - Goal for Wales! Sam Vokes has won the game for Wales. A brilliant cross into the box finds the big striker who powers the header past Courtois. Wales fully deserve it. Well played.

85' - Alderweireld receives a yellow card for a late challenge on Ramsey.

83' - Belgium substitution: Romelu Lukaku is replaced by Michy Batshuayi,

80' - Wales substitution: Robson-Kanu is replaced by Sam Vokes.

78' - Wales substitution: Joe Ledley is replaced by Andy King.

75' - Belgium substitution: Jordan Lukaku is replaced by Dries Mertens.

75' - Ramsey receives a yellow card for a deliberate hand ball. The yellow card means that Ramsey will miss the semi-final if Wales make it.

74' - What a miss from Fellaini! A brilliant cross from Alderweireld finds Fellaini in the middle of the box and somehow he put his header wide when it was easier to score.

71' - Belgium though do finally put a good passage of play together as De Bruyne gets in behind the defence but the midfielder's cross is well blocked by the Welsh defence who scramble it away from danger.

70' - Wales are defending really well and it is starting to frustrate the Belgium players who are starting to lose their heads.

66' - Williams unleashes a fierce effort from inside the box but it goes over the bar. Wales looking really good for their lead at the minute.

64' - Belgium win a free-kick in a dangerous area just outside the box. De Bruyne takes it but it is a tame effort and it goes straight into Hennessey's hands.

61' - Courtois drops the ball from a Wales corner kick and Williams got to the ball but he just couldn't steer the ball towards goal. 

59' - Fellaini receives a yellow card for a late tackle on Bale.

55' - Goal for Wales! What a goal from Robson-Kanu. A brilliant ball from Bale finds Ramsey in space to begin the move, then Ramsey passed the ball to Robson-Kanu and just as you thought he was going to pass it he turned three defenders and smashed the ball into the net. Unbelievable from the striker to do that.

50' - Hazard receives the ball on the left hand side of the box and he cuts in well and unleashes a shot which just goes wide of the goal. Belgium mean business at the beginning of this half.

49' - De Bruyne has a strike from just outside the box which goes just over the bar.

48' - What a miss from Romelu Lukaku!  A brilliant cross from Meunier finds Lukaku in loads of space in front of the goal but somehow he put his header wide. Massive let off for Wales at the beginning of the half.

46' - The referee blows his whistle to begin the seocnd half. Wales 1-1 Belgium is the scoreline at the minute.

46' - Belgium substitution: Carrasco is replaced by Marouane Fellaini.

That was a fantastic half of football with both teams going for it which is what everyone wants to see. Belgium started the better and got in front when Nainggolan hit a fantastic shot from 30 yards into the top corner. Wales though responded well and deserved their goal when Williams headed the ball into the net from a corner. The second half will begin in a few minutes time. Stay Tuned as we bring you it live!

45' - Robson-Kanu has another header for Wales but it was straight at Courtois. That was the last action of the first half. HT Wales 1-1 Belgium.

43' - Williams almost scored a second from the corner. Again the Belgium defence leave the Wales captain free inside the box but this time he headed it over the bar when he should have done better.

42' - Wales produce another good move and a brilliant ball from Bale finds Ramsey in space on the edge of the box and the midfielder shot towards goal but a deflection took it just wide of the the goal for a corner.

40' - Toby Alderweireld heads towards goal from a cross but it is a comfortable save for Hennessey.

34' - Bale goes on a solo run and hits a shot from just inside the box but it is an easy save for Courtois who read it well. 

30' - Goal for Wales! Ashley Williams nods in from a corner brilliantly to give his side the equaliser. It was terrible defending though from belgium. What a game this is turning out to be.

26' - What a save from Courtois! A brilliant move from Wales finds Aaron ramsey in space down the right who in turn crosses to Taylor and defender hit the shot towards goal and somehow Courtois kept it out. Good response from Wales.

24' - Chris Gunter is the third Wales player into the book as he receives a yellow card for tug on de Bruyne. 

21' - Wales now keeping the ball much better than they did at the beginning of the game. They need to get back into the game as quick as they can.

16' - James Chester receives a yellow card for a trip on Romelu Lukaku.

13' - What a goal from Nainggolan! The midfielder unleashes a shot from 30 yards out and it flies into the top left hand corner of the goal. Well deserved goal that.

10' - Gareth Bale has his first chance to run at Belgium defence as he unleashes a shot into the side netting. 

7' - How have Belgium not scored? Unbelievable move from Belgium ends with the ball at Carrasco's feet in the middle of the box but his shot is well saved by Wayne Hennessy. The ball then fell to Hazard and his shot was brilliantly blocked on the line by Neil Taylor. Big let off that for Wales they need to be careful. 

5' - Ben Davies receives a yellow card for a late challenge on Kevin de Bruyne.

3' - Belgium have began the game very well and are running at Wales with a lot of pace. Eden Hazard looks like a man on a mission early on.

1' - The referee blows his whistle to get this quarter-final underway. Game on!

The players are emerging from the tunnel and are about to sing their national anthems. This is a massive game for both countries as they know this is a excellent opportunity to get to a major final for the first timein their history. The atmosphere is electric inside the stadium. Stay Tuned as the live action begins in just over five minutes time.

Belgium starting XI: Courtois, Meunier, Alderweireld, Denayer, J. Lukaku, Witsel, Nainggolan, De Bruyne, Carrasco, Hazard, R. Lukaku.

Wales starting XI: Hennessy, Chester, Williams, Davies, Gunter, Allen, Ledley, Taylor, Ramsey, Bale, Robson-Kanu.

The team news for tonight's quarter-final is in. Stay Tuned!

It's a huge game, of course, and team news will be out just over an hour before kick-off in Lille. Stay with us for that and minute-by-minute commentary from VAVEL UK.

These two sides faced each other in Euro qualification and while Belgium topped their qualifying group, they were beaten by Wales. Bale suggested that Wales are Belgium's "bogey team" after the Real Madrid man scored the winner in Cardiff during their last meeting, in June 2015, an unexpected 1-0 victory that pushed Wales on to qualify for the tournament.

Bale celebrates the round of 16 win with his daughter, Alba | Photo: Damien Meyer/AFP
Bale celebrates the round of 16 win with his daughter, Alba | Photo: Damien Meyer/AFP

It is undoubtedly the biggest game for Wales for at least half a century, but Coleman, unlike many managers would do, is not trying to downplay that fact. Wales have been using the importance and the rarity of their achievements for motivation rather than to put pressure on themselves. Coleman told reporters that "I''m going to enjoy it and savour it - but we'll only enjoy it when we perform. I don't need to ham this game up. We are where we are, it is what it is, we've earned it."

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For Wales, Coleman is thankful to have his captain Ashley Williams fit after looking in some discomfort due to a shoulder injury against Northern Ireland. Williams said "obviously it was hurting a lot at the end of the game, but a lot of credit goes to the medical staff. They've done a great job on me and I've trained in all the sessions this week. It's in good shape and I'm sure it'll be fine." Coleman added: "I'm just relieved. Maybe I'm old-fashioned, but you need leaders in your side. We've got a really good dressing room, a good blend, and Ash is the captain. When you have a strong dressing room you need a strong character to lead it, and Ash is that."

Williams is fit for Friday's fixture | Photo: Catherine Ivill/AMA
Williams is fit for Friday's fixture | Photo: Catherine Ivill/AMA

Hazard picked up a thigh injury in that game and was replaced by Manchester United's Marouane Fellaini but the captain, standing in for the injured Vincent Kompany in that role, is fit for Friday evening. However, with Thomas Vermaelen already suspended, Jan Vertonghen has also been ruled out, tweeting "Gutted to say that my Euros is over." 

In Group E, Belgium recovered from an opening game defeat to an impressive Italy side, mainly due to the return of Eden Hazard's brilliance. The new Belgium captain was vital in the first knockout round. Before that, Belgium defeated the Republic of Ireland 3-0 thanks to a double from Romelu Lukaku. A disjointed start was forgotten with that win before they beat Sweden to secure second spot and then thrashed Hungary by a four-goal margin in the knockout round, Hazard's goal the pick of a good selection.

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During the group stages, Wales were in fantastic form, too. Despite losing 2-1, thanks to a dramatic late Daniel Sturridge winner, against England, they finished above their neighbours. An opening match win against Slovakia before a 3-0 thrashing of a weak Russia side took them to the top spot. Their opposition tonight, Belgium, finished second behind Italy.

Wales are the last remaining Home Nations side, having beaten Northern Ireland to reach this stage. Gareth Bale, the Welsh Galactico, was key as he drove in space on the left flank and a dangerous cross forced Gareth McAuley to guide the ball into his own net in the second half.

Pele defeated Wales with Brazil the last time they were in a quarter-final, in 1958 | Photo: AFP
Pele defeated Wales with Brazil the last time they were in a quarter-final, in 1958 | Photo: AFP

For Wales, this will be a special evening. This if their first ever appearance at a European Championships, their first major tournament for 58 years. The excitement was huge for only the group stage. Chris Coleman has done magnificently to guide this Wales side to the quarter-final, and now the whole country is watching, while plenty are in Lille ahead of the game.

This is the second quarter-final of Euro 2016 after Portugal and Poland faced off last night. After Robert Lewandowski's early opener, the young Renato Sanches equalised for his first Portugal goal. It stretched beyond the 90 minutes and had to be settled by penalties, with Poland losing 5-4. Portugal will be the opponents of whoever wins tonight.

Hello and welcome to VAVEL UK's live minute-by-minute commentary of this Euro 2016 quarter-final in Lille, Wales vs Belgium. Kick-off is set for 8PM (BST) but we have plenty of build-up from you before then, with team news expected at around 6:45PM.