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Manic's Nicky Wire: People will remember this forever

Nicky Wire from the Manic Street Preachers has spoken about his joy at Wales reaching the semi-final of the European Championship.

"It just becomes part of the collective memory of the nation, and that's really important," he said. "Everyone who has been around for this will remember that forever."

Speaking about the band's song, Together Stronger (C'mon Wales) he added: "It's about the players and the fans. It's to say thank you."

The song, which became the team's official anthem at the Euros, will be performed for around 33,000 people Cardiff City Stadium on Friday evening.

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King of the castle! Aaron Ramsey can't resist a selfie

The Wales team are in Cardiff Castle waiting to board their open top bus for a tour of Cardiff and one player couldn't resist a selfie.

King of the castle! Aaron Ramsey takes a selfie on Cardiff Castle turret. Credit: ITV News

Aaron Ramsey climbed onto the castle walls for a quick snap with hundreds of fans lining the streets.

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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.

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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:

Turnstiles open at 5pm at Cardiff City Stadium

The turnstiles at Cardiff City Stadium will open at 5pm this evening says the club.

This lot here are on their way...

The red carpet goes down at Cardiff City Stadium Credit: ITV News
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