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RAMSEY WILL NOT DWELL ON DEFEAT

The skipper of the Wales football team, Aaron Ramsey, has told Arsenal news that the Wales players should not think too much about the disappointing defeat in the match against Belgium and should look forward to the second World Cup qualifying match against Serbia which is going to be played on 11th of September.

The Wales team was defeated in its opening World Cup qualifying match against Belgium on 7th of September. That match was played at the Cardiff City stadium. The Belgian team won that match by 2-0. The stadium was filled with the Wales supporters who were expecting their team to give them a reason to celebrate. But, they would have been gutted with the result of the match.

Some key players of the Wales team were not able to feature in the match due to injury. Those players include Joe Allen, Neil Taylor and Craig Bellamy. Allen got injured just a few hours before the start of the match. The absence of the key players definitely affected the performance of the Wales team. The defense of Wales looked very weak. The team got even more hampered when James Collins was shown red card in the 25th minute of the match. Vincent Kompany opened the scoring for Belgium in the 40th minute. Eden Hazard set up the goal and Kompany gave the finishing touch with a brilliant header.

The Wales players started well in the second half. Gareth Bale created some chances, but, the Belgian goalkeeper, Thibaut Courtios, made some sensational saves and prevented the Wales players from finding the net. Just a few minutes before the end of the match, Belgium’s lead was doubled by Jan Vertonghen who went past the Wales goalkeeper with a terrific shot.

Even after this defeat, the manager of Wales, Chris Coleman, is pretty optimistic about his team’s chances in the further matches. Coleman said that the team has got the capability to perform much better than this. It was just a bad day for the boys. Hopefully, the team would come back strongly in the next match.