Spain, Wales dominate; Kosovo gets first point

Sep 6, 2016

Spain, Wales dominate; Kosovo gets first point

Spain began life under new coach Julien Lopetegui in perfect style, while Gareth Bale-inspired Euro 2016 sensations Wales and Kosovo earned a historic point in World Cup qualifying on Monday. Lopetegui enjoyed a perfect competitive debut as Diego Costa, David Silva and Alvaro Morata ...

Ronaldo sparks Portugal past Wales, into Euro final

Jul 7, 2016

Ronaldo sparks Portugal past Wales, into Euro final

Cristiano Ronaldo had just propelled Portugal into another European Championship final when he made for Gareth Bale, shared a long conversation with his Real Madrid teammate and gave him a sympathetic hug. The battle of the superstar forwards turned into a one-man show — ...

Trio advance after drab encounters

Jun 26, 2016

Trio advance after drab encounters

The quarterfinal lineup at the European Championship started to take shape on Saturday after three drab matches that will live forever in the record books but not in the memory. The start of the round of 16 saw Poland, Portugal and Wales make it ...

Wales blasts Russia to win group as Bale scores again

Jun 21, 2016

Wales blasts Russia to win group as Bale scores again

Gareth Bale made it three goals in three games as Wales overwhelmed Russia 3-0 on Monday to reach the knockout stages of the European Championship for the first time. Playing in its first major tournament since the 1958 World Cup, Wales defied expectations to ...

All Blacks too much for Wales

Jun 18, 2016

All Blacks too much for Wales

Israel Dagg and Ben Smith marked their 50th test matches with tries as New Zealand beat Wales 36-22 in the second rugby test on Saturday for a winning 2-0 lead in the three-match series. Dagg and Smith were drummed into new roles in a ...

Russia snatches point from England on stormy day at Euro 2016

Jun 12, 2016

Russia snatches point from England on stormy day at Euro 2016

Russia captain Vasili Berezutski inflicted Euro 2016 heartache on England on Saturday after a day in which fan violence brought new shame on soccer. Gareth Bale’s cannon free kick helped Wales to a 2-1 win over Slovakia in its first match at a European ...

Jan 25, 2016

Japan to take on Wales in Cardiff

Japan will take on Wales in Cardiff in November, their first meeting since the 2007 Rugby World Cup, Wales head coach Warren Gatland confirmed on Monday. Japan has been added to the Under Armour Series 2016 which will see Wales play autumn fixtures against ...

Wales ends long qualifying drought

Oct 11, 2015

Wales ends long qualifying drought

Rarely has a loss felt this good. Despite a 2-0 defeat to Bosnia-Herzegovina, Wales reached its first international tournament since the 1958 World Cup on Saturday thanks to Cyprus beating Israel 2-1. Seconds after the match in Bosnia ended, Wales learned that the result ...