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Years ending in 6 – Euro 2016

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Years ending in 6 – Euro 2016

In 2016 UEFA European Football Championship the quadrennial football competition was held in France. Wales was one of the most inspirational teams beating Slovakia, Russia, Northern Ireland and Belgium on the way to a semi-final against Portugal on the 6th of July in Stade de Lyon, Lyon.

Unfortunately, Wales lost 2 - 0 to Portugal however in many ways they were one of the real winners of the tournament. During the tournament the rugby-loving nation of Wales turned football mad! More than half the country watched the Portugal game. It was a national television record for watching a sporting event in Wales.

An estimated 20,000 supporters made their way to Lyon, France to watch the game. A further 27,000 supporters watched the game at the Principality Stadium fan zone in Cardiff with another 10,000 watching at the Swansea fan zone.

The financial reward for getting the team to France was £6.4 million and an extra £1.7million for their 2 group B wins. A further £1.3million was awarded for getting to the last 16, £2.1million for making the quarter finals and finally another 3.4million for being in the last 4. A total of £14.9million for the Football Association of Wales to support the national team and the grass roots.

Legends of the game such as Neville Southall, Ryan Giggs, Ian Rush and Mark Hughes never played in a major international tournament. Hal Robson-Kanu, Sam Vokes, James Chester, Chris Gunter and Dave Edwards are among the Welsh players who will go down in history for featuring in their country's greatest football achievement back in 2016.

In 2020 (delayed until 2021) Wales will be one of the 24 teams hoping to lift the European Championship Cup. The competition will be staged between 21st of June and July 2021 across 11 host cities. Wales will play Italy, Switzerland, and Turkey in the group A draw.

Once again in 2021 the nation will be supporting the national team with the hashtag #TogetherStronger. C’mon Wales!

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Lyon is the third largest city in France.
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