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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."

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– Welsh Secretary, Alun Cairns

Wales sends heartfelt thank you to Breton hosts

The Football Association of Wales has sent a heartfelt, and multilingual, thank you to their hosts in Dinard.

They tweeted - in Breton, Welsh and French - "Dear Bretons. We'll never forget your warm welcome and friendship. Thank you from the heart."

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Wales are on dangerous ground says Coleman

Wales are now on "dangerous ground," according to Chris Coleman.

Speaking ahead of Wales' homecoming parade, the Wales manager stressed the importance of Wales not falling into a "comfort zone" and that qualifying for future tournaments is very much their priority.

Now, We're on dangerous ground because it's what we do next - it's all about what we do next really. We've got to go an qualify for the World Cup. We've got to at least be up in the top two teams in that campaign.

– Chris Coleman, Wales Manager

Cardiff Castle covered in Welsh flags ahead of homecoming parade

All of the flags on Cardiff Castle have been replaced with the Welsh red dragon ahead of Wales' homecoming parade.

Wales' Euro 2016 heroes will enjoy a tour the city this afternoon before joining 33,000 fans at the Cardiff City Stadium.

Credit: Charlie Skinner
Credit: Charlie Skinner

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