2014 qualifiers blow for Wales

Wales' qualifying campaign for the 2014 FIFA World Cup suffers a knock back with at the Cardiff City Stadium, with a 0-2 defeat to Belgium.

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Chris Coleman: "I didn't think it was a red card"

After last night's 0-2 loss to Belgium, Wales manager Chris Coleman strongly criticised the decision to give a red card to defender James Collins.

"I didn't think it was a red card." he said.

"Maybe I'm biased, but I think the referee sent him off because he went on the reaction of the player who was on the floor... who got up, incidentally, and finished the rest of the ninety minutes".


Coleman: 'It's a tough game... we're playing against the favourites'

Wales' qualifying campaign for the 2014 FIFA World Cup begins this evening.

The team, who have only ever qualified once for a major international tournament, will face Belgium at Cardiff City Stadium.

Manager Chris Coleman has already admitted it will be a 'tough game' but said he remains optimistic - despite last month's disappointing defeat in his side's warm-up fixture with Bosnia-Herzegovina.

He told a press conference: "We can't wait until we're a goal down before we start getting angry and start doing a little bit more. We've got to start like that.

"When you're playing against good teams, you have to be brave. And if you're brave - not stupid, but brave - you've always got a chance.

"We know we've got to be better than we were against Bosnia. We can be better, and we will be better."

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