Wales EuroDebut Starts with a Bang

Published on 12-Jun-2016 by srijan213

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Wales EuroDebut Starts with a Bang

It's about damn time the Welsh returned the favor and invaded France.

Not counting rugby, of course. That happens every other year.

It's been 58 years since the prinicipality stepped into a major international competition. That was the 1958 World Cup in Sweden, where the Dragons drew thrice and soon disappeared.

Looks like their stay in Euro 2016 could last a little bit longer.

This crew was breathing fire itself as it took on Slovakia and became the first side from the Isle to win its opening match, 2-1.

Take note, England.


Some may have called this pairing a battle of the group's underdogs, but the sides played out an epic one.

Gareth Bale has scored most of the Welsh goals on recent international stages, and it would've been criminal if he didn't open for his country.

Fortunately, dude did it and in style:

Real Madrid must consider letting him wrap his foot around the ball every once in a while.

Slovakia then played its down cards at the right time, as Ondrej Duda scored the equalizer after being on the pitch for matter of seconds:

A little wobble, and off he goes.

Those plucky Dragoneers then roared back with an equally impressive reply when Hal Robson-Kanu scored the decider.

Proof yet again that bleeders count the same as boomers.

What with England's 1-1 draw against Russia, Wales finds itself atop Group B:

Euro 2016 Group B

This has no doubt got 'em stomping at Bron-Yr-Aur cottage.