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Coleman believes Belgium will be under pressure to beat Wales

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Wales manager Chris Coleman believes all the pressure is on Belgium in their Euro 2016 quarter-final clash.

The two nations will meet in Lille on Friday night, just a few miles from the Belgian border, and Wales supporters are expected to be heavily outnumbered in northern France.

But Coleman thinks that will bring the best out of Wales as they seek to repeat their memorable 1-0 victory over Belgium in qualifying for this competition.

We're good normally in that situation when we're right up against it. When we have to stand up to the challenge we do. Belgium will be the fancied team and they are right on their own doorstep, but it's something we can use as an advantage to ourselves.

I think Belgium have to produce with the team they have got. It's not getting out of the group stages for them, but getting to a semi-final or final. I am not saying anything that Marc (Wilmots, Belgium coach) doesn't know. Our pressure is different.

– Chris Coleman, Wales Manager



'We can go all the way!' Wales fans confident ahead of Northern Ireland game

Wales fans have gathered in Paris in confident mood ahead of today match with Northern Ireland.

Wales fans hope they can make the quarter finals.

Chris Coleman's side surpassed expectations to top Group B with six points, despite a 2-1 loss to rivals England, while Northern Ireland qualified for the last 16 as one of the best third-placed teams in the group stage after taking three points from three games.

The winners of the clash will go on to face the winner of Hungary v Belgium in Lille next Friday.

Eurostar services arriving into Gare du Nord on Friday evening counted a large number of football fans among passengers, while flights from Cardiff and to the French capital were sold out ahead of the game.

The match kicks off at Paris Saint-Germain's home ground, the Parc des Princes, at 6pm local time (5pm GMT).

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