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Wales team greeted by fans after Euro 2016 semi-final defeat against Portugal

  • Video report by ITV News Sports Editor Steve Scott

The Wales national football team arrived back at their French training base in Dinard today after Wednesday's Euro 2016 semi-final defeat against Portugal.

Wales fans await the team's arrival. Credit: ITV News

The players and manager Chris Coleman were greeted by cheers from fans as they arrived at their hotel.

Fans greet the Wales team with the national flag. Credit: ITV News.

Coleman thanked fans and hotel staff for their "support, hospitality and friendship" during Wales's Euro 2016 campaign.

Fans greet the Wales national side with welcome banners. Credit: ITV News
Wales manager Chris Coleman thanks fans and hotel staff for their support. Credit: ITV News

Coleman will conduct a thorough debrief with the players about their performance over the past few weeks before the side returns to Cardiff on Friday for a homecoming celebration in front of 33,000 supporters.

Players sign autographs for fans. Credit: ITV News

The team will mark their commendable performance in the tournament with an open top bus tour and a public celebration at Cardiff City Stadium.

The French and Welsh flags festoon the arrival hall at Wales's base in Dinard. Credit: ITV News

Welsh First Minister Carwyn Jones and scores of fans are expected to welcome the party when they arrive at Cardiff Airport on Friday.