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Follow Live: Wales and Portugal tangle for spot in EURO final

Wales v Portugal - Semi Final: UEFA Euro 2016

FILE PHOTO - (EDITORS NOTE: COMPOSITE OF TWO IMAGES - Image numbers (L) 542986656 and 543947200) In this composite image a comparision has been made between Gareth Bale of Wales (L) and Cristiano Ronaldo of Portugal. Wales and Portugal meet in the EURO2016 semi final at the Stade des Lumieres on July 6, 2016 in Lyon,France. ***LEFT IMAGE*** PARIS, FRANCE - JUNE 25: Gareth Bale of Wales in action during the UEFA EURO 2016 round of 16 match between Wales and Northern Ireland at Parc des Princes on June 25, 2016 in Paris, France. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images) ***RIGHT IMAGE*** MARSEILLE, FRANCE - JUNE 30: Cristiano Ronaldo of Portugal in action during the UEFA EURO 2016 quarter final match between Poland and Portugal at Stade Velodrome on June 30, 2016 in Marseille, France. (Photo by Lars Baron/Getty Images)

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So here we are, a couple hours from knowing one of the finalists of EURO 2016.

Call that entrant the presumed underdog, as Wales or Portugal would be considered long shots to topple Germany or hosts France.


Gareth Bale leads the Welsh into battle with Cristiano Ronaldo and A Seleção.

Wales has won four of its five EURO encounters, only falling to England while defeating Russia, Slovakia, Northern Ireland and Belgium.

Portugal, meanwhile, hasn’t won a single match in regulation, beating Croatia in extra time and Poland in penalty kicks after a group stage that saw it draw Austria, Iceland, and Hungary.

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