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Wales team mobbed by tiny fans at Cardiff Airport

The Wales team's faced an excited crowd at the airport, where children dressed in Wales shirts awaited their heroes with huge grins.

The players signed t shirts and notebooks as they walked through the airport. Hundreds more waited for the team outside.

Preparations underway for Welsh team's homecoming party

Thousands of people are to flock to Cardiff City Stadium tonight to welcome home the Welsh football team after they made it to the semi finals of Euro 2016.

It was the first time the national team reached a major tournament since 1958.

ITV News Wales correspondent Rupert Evelyn reports on the preparations for the party:

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Cardiff Airport awaits arrival of Wales team

The Wales team are due to fly into Cardiff in the next few hours to face a heroes' welcome after their semi-final success in Euro 2016.

The players are currently at Dinard Airport in France to catch the plane home.

Meanwhile at the Cardiff City Stadium a red carpet is being rolled out. A concert and homecoming event will begin later.

Red carpet being rolled out at Cardiff City Stadium today. Credit: ITV News

The Secretary of State of Wales Alun Cairns, said they were an inspiration.

Their achievement in the Euro 2016 Championships has been immense and we are so proud of each and every one of them. They are an inspiration to all.

The Welsh fans throughout the competition conducted themselves with exemplary behaviour and did their nation proud."

We can not underestimate the value of football as an international currency, this has been an incredible advert for Wales, really cementing our position in the eyes of the world."

Now is the time to celebrate the FAW and their historic achievement."

Croeso nol

– Welsh Secretary, Alun Cairns

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Chris Coleman in good spirits ahead of Wales homecoming

Wales manager Chris Coleman was in good spirits at the final Welsh press conference of Euro 2016.

When asked about the significant amount of prize money that Wales earned by reaching the semi-finals, Coleman jokesd: "I think it's bad timing for me that I've already signed a new contract!"

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