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Belgium trains ahead of quarter-final against Wales

Reporter: Xu Zhen 丨 CCTV.com

07-01-2016 15:50 BJT

Tonight's action of Wales taking on Belgium in a last 8 encounter will see two of the world's biggest high profile players go head-to-head.

After a slow start Edin Hazard is starting to show glimpses of his best for the Red Devil's while Gareth Bale has been leading the line for the Welsh from the first whistle. 

Wales are in dreamland,and make no mistake about it. Their 1 nil win over Northern Ireland in the last 16 gave a warning to Europe that they should be taken seriously as a footballing nation.

Aside from Arron Ramsey and Gareth Bale, whose talent is undeniable, their ability to keep up with Europes best has mainly come from the heart. But in order to get past a Belgium side who are expected to deliver, they will need more than just desire.

Bale has scored 3 goals so far, the joint highest in the tournament. The world's most expensive footballer has lived up to expectations and is enjoying his time with his countryman as he hopes to deliver in Wales biggest match since they lost to Pele and Brazil in 1958.

These two met in qualfying where a nil-nil draw was followed by a famous 1 nil win for the Welsh thanks to their Real Madrid star.

But the Red devils remain the faviourites. Edin Hazzard endured a disapointing season at Chelsea but he is still his country's main man and along with Kevin De Bruyne, Romanlu Lukaku and Coutoius who make up their star ranks, it's a team that has high expectations.

Marc Wilmots, the Belgium coach, said, "I'm peaceful. To me, this ambition, it's the national team that boosted everybody to go higher, further, and when you have this as a goal, it is remarkable, this is sport. Pushing your limits, reach your dreams and these contracts are like a life insurance for their children, grandchildren, so it changes a life. After you have to keep both feet on the ground, but this is something that rarely happens."

The match in Lille is just 10 miles away from the Belgium boarder and while they will have to be with Jan Vertonghen, who is out with an ankle injury.

They and their fans will be expecting a win but they know Wales will do all they can to keep their Euro dream going.

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