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Chris Coleman is confident Wales can get their World Cup bid back on trackChris Coleman believes his Wales side can emulate their success of Euro 2016, as they seek qualification for the 2018 Russia World Cup.
“Maybe it’s because what’s happened to us and these players have served us very well, but I’m optimistic about what’s ahead.”
“This campaign when we’ve drawn it’s been like a defeat because of what’s happened between the Bosnia game and drawing in Austria,” added.
But the first tournament, first game, singing the national anthem – that was as good as it gets.”
Wales also defeated Russia, Northern Ireland and Belgium before bowing out to eventual winners Portugal in the semi-finals and now Coleman is determined to lead his side to Russia.
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Lose in Belgrade and Wales can all but forget about qualifying for next year’s World Cup in Russia.
But most of all Coleman is an optimist, insistent Wales can secure a vital result in Serbia and give a nation reason to believe again.
If Wales are going to scale those heights again by qualifying for the 2018 World Cup they will have to do it the hard way.
It could be argued Wales and Coleman are becoming victims of their own success.
When Wales face Serbia at the intimidating Stadion Rajko Mitic in Belgrade on Sunday, four points adrift of their opponents at the top of their World Cup qualifying group, the bliss of Euro 2016 may seem a distant memory.
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