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Wales Qualify For Euros

12 October 2015

The Welsh national team made history on Saturday evening, when they qualified for the 2016 European Championships - their first international tournament since 1958.

Three Palace players helped achieve the feat: goalkeeper Wayne Hennessey and midfielders Jonny Williams and Joe Ledley, as The Dragons qualified for next summer's tournament, despite suffering a 2-0 defeat away to Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Hennessey played the full 90 minutes in Zenica, whilst midfield engine Ledley was replaced on 75 minutes by striker Sam Vokes. Williams was an unused substitute during the defeat. 

Ledley, Hennessey and Williams - who is currently out on loan at Nottingham Forest - will all likely play a part on Tuesday, in front of the sold out home crowd in the Welsh capital, secure in the knowledge that qualification has already been clinched.

Defeat didn't dampen their spirits, with Wales now able to host Andorra in Cardiff on Tuesday evening without fear of failure. Former Eagles defender Chris Coleman, the Welsh national team's manager, was visibly delighted with his side's achievement on Saturday night, with the players and staff all taking to the pitch to celebrate what Gareth Bale called "the best defeat of my career."

There were some great photographs of the Eagles' boyos celebrating at full time on Saturday, so we've included a few. Along with one of former Palace man Chris Coleman. Congratulations Wales!


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