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Bale happy to take 'fantastic' point in Belgium

Superstar Gareth Bale had a subdued night by his own standards going forward but made a vital stop on the line in the closing stages and was delighted with the battling spirit of his team-mates in Wales' commendable draw in Belgium.

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Gareth Bale celebrates at the final whistle. Credit: PA

"To get any result was a fantastic performance from us," Bale said. "We'll take the point.

"We started a bit slow in the first half but the football we played in the second half we showed true courage, true character and to get a point is massive for us."

He added: "We put expectation on ourselves more than anyone and we know what we're capable of.

"It was great to get a point, we showed a good performance for the fans."

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Wales captain Williams praises 'massive' point in Belgium

Captain Ashley Williams hailed Wales' goalless draw in Belgium as one the best performances he has ever been involved with in international football.

Chris Coleman's men claimed a point away from home against the Group B favourites to remain unbeaten in Euro 2016 qualification.

"One of the best performances I've seen at least in my time with Wales as a team," Williams told Sky Sports.

"Everyone really stuck to the cause. It wasn't too pretty in the first half but we dug in.

"To come here and get a point and a clean sheet is massive for us. It keeps our momentum in the group, we haven't lost yet.

"We wanted to win the game but we will definitely take a point."

Wales to have a go at Belgium - Bale

Gareth Bale promises Wales will have "all guns blazing" in Belgium on Sunday evening.

Wales top their Euro 2016 Group B qualifying group after collecting seven points from their opening three games but face their biggest test so far in Brussels this weekend.

We're in a great situation ourselves at the moment and we're looking forward to the game.

We know how good a team Belgium are, but we also know how good a team we are.

We're going to give it our all, go out all guns blazing and try and do as best we can."

We know it's going to be difficult to go there and win but we'll be fully focused and fully prepared to do that and hopefully we'll come away with all three points.

– Gareth Bale speaking to FAW TV

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Wales midfielder King to serve two-match ban for red card against Cyprus

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King gets his marching orders against Cyprus. Credit: PA

Andy King will serve a two-match Euro 2016 qualifying ban for his red card against Cyprus, the Football Association of Wales has announced.

The Leicester midfielder was shown a straight red card for fouling Cyprus captain Constantinos Makridis in Wales' 2-1 win at the Cardiff City Stadium on October 13.

UEFA has increased King's suspension for violent conduct and the 25-year-old will now miss Wales' away games in Belgium next month and in Israel in March.

Bale: We're going in the right direction

Gareth Bale believes Wales have turned a corner in their bid to qualify for the European Championship finals.

We feel like we've turned a corner.

We go into Cyprus full of confidence but knowing we need to focus and concentrate.

We need to get the three points and hopefully we can get another big crowd here on Monday.

– Gareth Bale
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