Wales fans have continued celebrating their side’s shock win over Belgium – with scenes of pure ecstasy in Lille and around Wales.

Fans went wild after substitute Sam Vokes put the game beyond reach for Belgium – the team ranked second in the world – putting the underdogs through to the semi-finals.

The Welsh fans in the Lille fan zone were far outnumbered by their Belgian counterparts, with the border lying around 10 miles away.

But it was the Welsh who made the bulk of the noise as their side stunned the hotly tipped Belgian side.

Wales fans chanted “Don’t take me home, please don’t take me home”, as well as songs about Hal Robson-Kanu and Gareth Bale. Other chants of “Are you watching England?” were also heard.

Paula Hart, 41, from Swansea, said: “It’s just been immense. The Belgian fans have been the best, so fair play to them. I’m now thinking about the final.

“Portugal haven’t been great so why not start thinking about it?”

Neil Davies, 49, from South Wales, said Wales had played “brilliantly” and he had tears in his eyes at full time.

He said: “I thought if Belgium went 1-0 up then that would be it. They did and I thought that’s us done. To come back the way we did – unbelievable.”

Hundreds of Wales fans were caught up in Eurotunnel delays before kick-off – but there did not appear to be a spare seat at the Stade Pierre-Mauroy in Lille.

Fans also went wild as they watched the game on a big screen in a Cardiff fan zone and huge roars rang out from many pubs around the country.

On social media, Welsh celebrities including Katherine Jenkins toasted the win, while others shared images of the extraordinary celebrations seen after the final whistle.

The Football Association of Wales Twitter feed featured the message: “The most famous night in Welsh football history. We are into the semi-finals!!!!!”

Welsh comedian Elis James joked: “If you want to understand Wales, I just kissed a random baby outside the ground and the mother said ‘I used to work with your mum’.”

One Direction star Niall Horan tweeted: “Delighted for Wales. What a hearty performance. Credit to (manager) Chris Coleman for setting those boys up well, they knew what they were doing.”

 

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