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monopolies on welshness

​Welsh Football Team Not Welsh Enough to be Honoured at Welsh Cultural Festival

The Welsh national team will not be honoured at this year's Eisteddfod, because an Archdruid is upset that several players do not speak Welsh.
Jim Weeks
wales' heroics come to an end

Scenes of Pride and Devastation: Photographing London's Welsh Fans

Ahead of the biggest game in the history of Welsh football, we went to photograph Wales fans in London. The result was gutting, but the reaction one of complete acclaim.
Will Magee
wales reborn

For Welsh Fans, The Biggest Challenge is To Believe This is Real

Wales had genuinely come to believe that footballing success was something that only happened to other nations. Now that it's happening to them, the feeling is something close to shock.
Jim Weeks

Outsiders and Underachievers: Previewing Wales vs. Portugal

While Wales have been archetypal underdogs at Euro 2016, Portugal still seem like perennial underachievers. Whichever team can shake off their label and play with freedom will succeed.
Jonathan Wilson

The Collective or the Individual? Previewing Wales vs. Belgium

Belgium have the better players but Wales look to have the more coherent structure. Marc Wilmots' side are clear favourites, but Euro 2016 has been a tournament in which the team has tended to overcome the individual.
Jonathan Wilson
wales against the gawa

Home Nations Square Up in Paris: Previewing Wales vs. Northern Ireland

​Ahead of Euro 2016, both Wales and Northern Ireland would probably have seen qualification for the knockout rounds as a good showing. Now, however, one of them is going to top that and reach the last eight.
Jim Weeks
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Managing Wales and Gary Speed's Legacy: Chris Coleman Must Do Both at Euro 2016

In November 2011, Wales boss Gary Speed took his own life. A little under four years later, his country qualified for Euro 2016. Chris Coleman is in charge now, but Speed remains closely linked with the side that will play in France.
Jim Weeks

Euro 2016 Preview: Group B – The Group of Very British Problems

The second of our Euro 2016 previews covers Group B. England and Wales will battle it out for British supremacy, while Slovakia and Russia look to beat them to the knockout rounds.
UK Sports Staff

From Tirana to Zenica: The Resurrection of Welsh Football

20 years ago the Welsh national football side was descending into chaos. Now, they're headed to their first major tournament in more than half a century.
Jim Weeks