The drought is over for the Wales side. In what has been a dream come true, Wales has ended a 58-year-old wait to qualify in a major tournament following their official entry into EURO 2016. The last time they qualified was way back in 1958 at the FIFA World Cup in Sweden.
In an earlier article, we discussed about the numerous possibilities in the concluding qualifiers for EURO 2016, which featured about Wales’ entry into the major tournament.
Wales’ biggest star footballer, Gareth Bale, was ecstatic over his side qualifying for the European Championship as he experienced “the best defeat of my life” following their 2-0 loss against Bosnia-Herzegovina, the ESPN FC reported.
Cyprus had doomed Israel’s hopes of gaining the top-two spot in the Group B rankings following a 2-1 win in Jerusalem. This defeat ensured Wales the long awaited opportunity to make it into such a major tournament.
Wales’ legendary footballer Gareth Bale said, “This is the best defeat of my life.”
He further states, “It was a difficult game, but we have done it and everyone is very happy. This is right up there in my career. It was a dream from when I was a small child to play in a major tournament, but it doesn’t stop here. We have business to do in France. But we can breathe a sigh of relief and enjoy the occasion. We are like brothers on the pitch. If we lose the ball we fight for it back. We can now test ourselves against the best.”
The evenly excited Wales manager, Chris Coleman, shared his thoughts on the overwhelming victory and the BBC quoted him as saying, “I’ve never been so happy to lose 2-0,” Coleman said. “So I was all smiles and I can’t honestly describe how I am feeling, it probably won’t sink in for a few days. I saw it so many times as a kid as well. We’ve missed out so many times, so to finally do it is an unbelievable feeling.”