FT: Wales 0 Belgium 2

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But Wales can be proud - a spirited effort... and Gareth Bale stood head and shoulders above his team mates.They will hope to get players like Joe Allen and Craig Bellamy back as soon as possible.

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The truth is though that Belgium could and shoul have had more - they dominated midfield with Dembele, Fellaini and Hazard... they just needed someone to finish their creativity off.

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That's it Wales start their campaign with a 2-0 defeat... a great effort after playing 65 minutes with 10 men.

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And that one drifts harmlessly out of play

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The answer is no.. for now, they have another

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Bale shows his class, runs through and hits a shot but its deflected for a corner.. any consolation for Wales here??

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Vertonghen gets a booking

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Yet another corner is cleared to the edge of the box and hammered over by Vermaelen - not rivalling Vertonghen in the pile-driver stakes (Spurs win that battle!)

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And they look to have picked up another injury - Adam Matthews is limping to the sidelines now

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The Welsh heads have gone down now.. They'll be happy to hear the whistle.. got to focus on Serbia on Tuesday

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Ashley Williams received a yellow card in the aftermath of the goal as did Vokes

Vokes came on for Morison too, sorry I missed that one

81
What a strike by the Tottenham man - there was no stopping that.. but whether it was a free kick was debatable

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Free Kick just outside the box for belgium - HIT BY VERTONGHEN!!!!

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King comes on for Edwards for wales

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Gillet booked for Belgium - a professional foul on Bale

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Belgium's 12th corner of the game is cut out at the near post

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Great turn from Fellaini who feeds Mertens inside the box, he wraps his leg around edwards' and claims a penalty but the Referee says no

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Wales replace Church with Robson-Kanu

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Corner won for Belgium by de Bruyne, headed away by Morison

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Wales are not getting the rub of the green from the officials - a blatant push by Kompany is unpunished on the edge of the box

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Another Chelsea player comes on - De Bruyne replaces Dembele

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Now, the ball is at the other end, a Belgium corner.. their 10th of the game.. the ball is delivered eventually from 25 yards out, but it's offside

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Corner to Wales, but its cleared

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on a serious note.. Wales win a free kick.. what a fantastic strike by Gareth Bale from 30 yards is palmed away fantastically

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Just noticed the referee looks like Juan Sebastian Veron... with comedy facial hair

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Vertonghen looks to see if he can get in on the act - plays a one-two with Mertens but his the side netting

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Lukaku should've done better there - backpost header.. or it should've been - but he shouldered it

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Great break from dembele but when the ball's worked to the edge of the box for Witsel he sidefoots it wastefully over

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Lukaku swings it in but it drifts out of play over Fellaini's head...

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They have all the creative players in the world - great talents - but they seem to need a poacher..

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Another poor shot - this time from Witsel.. if Belgium had end product this could be a cricket score - but I don't see that happening

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Mertens gets into the box, but hits a weak shot... a pea-roller we called that at school!

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Belgium start off with their patient passing play again Mertens looking to run at Gunter again - he's given him a torrid time so far

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and off we go again

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Belgium bring on Chelsea's Lukaku for Kevin Mirallas at the start of the second half

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Phil Jones ‏- Belgium what a team! Fellini and Kevin Mirallas

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Dan - I think the score will be 2-1 Belgium

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Joe - I think the final score will be 3-1 Belgium and hazard and Fellini will score for Belgium and bale to score for Wales

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Joe Cooper รพ- As much as it pains me to say it, Chelsea have got a fantastic talent in Hazard.

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1-0 to Belgium probably deserved. Wales have looked lively but with just 10 men its going to be a tough ask. Its such a shame Wales are without so many players.. Joe Allen et al may have made a difference.. and James Collins had started well before his red card.. but since then Hazard and Fellaini have looked a cut above the rest, toying with the Welsh defence.

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Its Half Time

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two minutes of added time to go in the first half

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This time Fellaini heads over

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Wales have to make sure they don't capitulate now, get to half time and regroup.. they've done well to be undone from a set piece... another corner won

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It was a corner from the left and a fantastic header - like a bullet into the corner from the Manchester City man

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VINCENT KOMPANY SCORES FOR BELGIUM

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Long ball through and Bale beats the Keeper to the ball outside the box, but the linesman gives a free kick for a high boot - thats harsh, very harsh

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Strike from a long way out by Vermaelen but its over

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Chance for Morison there as Bale puts a great ball in but he was on his heels and the defender got a foot in first

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Fellaini and Hazard are just dictating this game.. Hazard has the freedom to play wherever he wants and Wales just can't control him

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Brief respite as Wales win a corner.. Ashley Williams wins it but can't get enough on in and it's cleared

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Hazard crosses toward Fellaini.. it drops to Mertens but he skies it - thats a let off again

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Header over by Vincent Kompany

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Hazard crosses and the ball is driven towards goal by Fellaini but its blocked - thats a let off. wales can't get the ball now

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So Wales down to 10 men - this could be a struggle now... unfortunately you just can't do that these days, especially with a continental referee

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He's had a fantastic start to the game but he's jumped in with two feet - very bad cahllenge... the referee was right on the spot and at probably had no choice

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JAMES COLLINS IS SENT OFF

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And there's a bity of justice as the ball goes straight into the arms of Myhill

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Cleared but Belgium retain posession, Ramsey tackles well but the referee gives a free kick - that was a poor decision

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Mertens drives it across again but its cleared for another corner

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Belgium probing on the edge - excellent cross from Mertens but equally good defending from Collins again

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Mirallas wins a corner off Blake.. bit of aerial ability here - but James Collins wins the battle

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Remember to keep your opinions coming, what have you made of the start, who is impressing you - tweet me @1rebs or e-mail rebecca.stephenson@bskyb.com

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Bale has his first run, reaches the byline but chips it to the back post where there is no red shirt - should've pulled that one back to the penalty spot I think..

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Church hits a nice ball into the channel for Edwards but its cut out.. Wales are doing well in the posession stakes here - didn't expect them to have this much of the ball

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Hazard hits a raking long ball.......straight out of play!

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Very late challenge from Fellaini on Ramsey - lucky to avoid a booking there

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Belgium seem content to knock it around... only injecting pace when they get to the edge of the box - but Wales are showing good discipline

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Great atmosphere being created inside the Cardiff City stadium and wales look lively early on

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Ramsey tries a 1-2 with Edwards but he's not on the same wavelength as the Arsenal man

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Carlos Jimenez I reckon 1-2 to Belgium, hazard pulling all the strings in the midfield and feeding Fellaini :-)

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half the stadium thought that was in

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Great chance for Wales, Morison flicks on but Edwards blasts it into the side netting...

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good passing play from Belgium - game seems to be set with wales looking to counter attack

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long throw from Adam Matthews headed away by Fellani

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Foul by Hazard gives Myhill his first touch

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First attack by belgium snuffed out by Ashley Williams

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The Belgian fans are in good voice but there's a few empty seats around in the home sections

Here we go then - can wales compete with this ridiculously expensive line-up

George White - I'm predicting 2-0 Belgium , Mirallas & Hazard

Wales have lost Joe Allen to a virus tonight

Here's your teams tonight

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