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Wales 'won't underestimate Moldova' in tonight's World Cup qualifier

With the dust having barely settled on Euro 2016, Wales are back in action - this time for World Cup qualifiers.

The road to Russia begins tonight at the Cardiff City Stadium against Moldova, with kick off at 19.45.

Wales' impressive form in Euro 2016 qualifying saw them banded among Europe's best and they were drawn alongside Austria, Serbia, Republic of Ireland, Moldova and Georgia in Group D.

Chris Coleman's side then raised the expectation ahead of the 2018 World Cup qualifying campaign by reaching the semi-finals of Euro 2016, Wales' best-ever performance at a major tournament.

Moldova are 165th in the FIFA world rankings - a whopping 154 places below Wales - but the team say they're still wary ahead of the first game since Euro 2016 heroics were ended by the semi-final defeat to eventual winners Portugal.

It's a good game for us as we start at home and I'm sure the crowd will be rocking on the back of what happened in the summer.

But we can't underestimate Moldova, there are no mugs in international football and they will not roll over.

We have to settle down as a group and put the Euros behind us, because the last campaign shows you have to start well and pick up some big results.

– Sam Vokes, Wales International

Thousands of supporters are expected to descend on the stadium for game.

Emergency services have been asking fans to drink responsibly ahead of qualifier.