This should be a clash for the ages.
Wales and Belgium meet in Lille at 3 p.m. ET on Friday in their EURO 2016 quarterfinal, as the winner will face Portugal in the semifinals.
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These two teams are no strangers either, as they’ve played against each other in both the qualifying for EURO 2016 and the 2014 World Cup.
Wales beat Belgium 1-0 in Cardiff in EURO 2016 qualifying and drew with them 0-0 in Brussels and Chris Coleman’s side are fired up to continue their remarkable run. Wales has only previously been in one major tournament as a nation and they reached the quarterfinals of the 1958 World Cup in Sweden before losing to eventual winners Brazil.
Belgium was ranked No. 1 in the world up until recently but Marc Wilmots’ star-studded squad will have to overcome some hefty defensive issues as Jan Vertonghen suffered a tournament-ending injury, plus Thomas Vermaelen is suspended for this clash.
Over 150,000 Belgians are expected in Lille, a city which sits just 6.8 miles away from Belgium’s border with France. It will be a carnival atmosphere no matter what happens.
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