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Wales pleased with World Cup group

Wales will face Austria, Serbia, Moldova, the Republic of Ireland and Georgia in group D for the World Cup qualifiers next Autumn.

The announcement was made at a ceremony at St Petersburg in Russia.

Chris Coleman's men entered the draw as one of the top seeds.

Wales haven't qualified for a World Cup final since Sweden in 1958.

There's been optimism they may end that run after recent performances in the Euro qualifiers, with the men in red set to progress to the finals in France next summer.

Coleman said he was "happy" with the draw.

"It didn't worry me about who we would draw, it's all about what we do" he added.

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First Minister congratulates Wales on Belgium win

The First Minister has sent his congratulations to the Wales team after a 1-0 win against Belgium in Cardiff.

Wales now have a three-point lead at the top of Group B with four games left to play and the victory means they will be among the top seeds for next month's World Cup draw in Russia.

Bale helps Wales beat Belgium in Euro 2016 qualifier

Wales produced one of the best victories in their history to beat Belgium 1-0 and take a massive step towards qualifying for next summer's European Championships.

Gareth Bale's first-half goal. Credit: PA Images

Belgium came into the game at the Cardiff City Stadium ranked second in the world and having lost only one of their last 17 matches but Gareth Bale's 25th minute goal - his 17th for Wales - rewarded a heroic display.

Wales were the stronger team in the first 45 minutes with Belgium coming back stronger in the second half but they failed to make any change to the scoreboard.

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The win puts Wales on the brink of qualifying for their first major tournament since 1958.

The Football Association of Wales took to Twitter to thank fans for the sell-out attendance.

Belgium fans looking slightly disheartened at the final score. Credit: PA Images

Wales now have a three-point lead at the top of Group B with four games left to play and the victory means they will be among the top seeds for next month's World Cup draw in Russia.

Bale breaks deadlock in first half against Belgium

It's half time at the Cardiff City Stadium and Wales are in the lead by a goal.

Gareth Bale put Wales in front in the 25th minute. The Real Madrid star pounced on an error by Belgium midfielder Radja Nainggolan, who headed the ball back into his path - and Bale chested down smartly and marked winning his 50th cap in style by firing past Thibaut Courtois.

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Belgium had dominated until that point but Wales were galvanised by the goal and grew increasingly more comfortable as the half wore on with Hal Robson-Kanu also going close to scoring.

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