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France: Belgium will be 'another test, big challenge' says Wales head coach02:54

France: Belgium will be 'another test, big challenge' says Wales head coach

France, Lille
June 30, 2016 at 23:15 GMT +00:00 · Published

Wales head coach Chris Coleman and team captain Ashley Williams held a pre-match press conference, Thursday, ahead of the Wales vs. Belgium quarter-final match in Lille on Friday.

Coleman said that the match will be "another test, big challenge" and paid his respects to the opponents, stating that Marc Wilmots' squad were "recognised as one of the best teams in international football" but insisted, however, that the focus will be on the team: "our preparation [...] doesn't change. Our focus doesn't change."

Williams spoke highly of Belgium's Eden Hazard, an attacking midfielder, stating that "he's one of the best players in the world, without a shadow of a doubt. He can make things happen; he's got excellent balance, he scores goals, he creates goals." But the defender said that the team will "keep a close eye on him" and "try and nullify him" throughout the course of the game.

Wales is the only remaining team representing the British isles in Euro 2016. They will play Belgium in the northern-French town of Lille on Friday. The winner of that game will go on to face either Poland or Portugal.

France: Belgium will be 'another test, big challenge' says Wales head coach02:54
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Wales head coach Chris Coleman and team captain Ashley Williams held a pre-match press conference, Thursday, ahead of the Wales vs. Belgium quarter-final match in Lille on Friday.

Coleman said that the match will be "another test, big challenge" and paid his respects to the opponents, stating that Marc Wilmots' squad were "recognised as one of the best teams in international football" but insisted, however, that the focus will be on the team: "our preparation [...] doesn't change. Our focus doesn't change."

Williams spoke highly of Belgium's Eden Hazard, an attacking midfielder, stating that "he's one of the best players in the world, without a shadow of a doubt. He can make things happen; he's got excellent balance, he scores goals, he creates goals." But the defender said that the team will "keep a close eye on him" and "try and nullify him" throughout the course of the game.

Wales is the only remaining team representing the British isles in Euro 2016. They will play Belgium in the northern-French town of Lille on Friday. The winner of that game will go on to face either Poland or Portugal.

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