Wales suffered a major setback in their hopes of qualification to the Euro 2016
Wales suffered a major setback in their hopes of qualification to the Euro 2016 after only managing a 0-0 draw against Israel at Cardiff’s millennium stadium.
Three consecutive victories appeared to have put Wales in command of the group. Belgium were seen as the main contender for Chris Coleman’s team, but they have been disappointing up until now.
Their form has significantly improved in recent matches with Belgium suffering only one defeat in the last five. Wales, meanwhile, have managed only three wins during this period. It has seen Belgium reduce the lead at the top of the table to just one point.
Coleman was dreaming about qualifying for Euro 2016 automatically. It may still be very much possible, but the threat from Belgium is growing with every passing week. Coleman has expressed his confidence that Wales will be able to maintain their position at the top of the table despite recent wobbles. After having recently achieved a 1-0 win over Cyprus, Wales were fully expected to get the win at home to Israel. Despite having nine shots on target, they were unable to find a way past the away team goalkeeper. Coleman will have to now aim for a win in the next qualifying match against Bosnia.
"It's a shame we didn't do it. It's an anti-climax but a good point. The expectation was that we would win, but now we have to wait longer.The players were a little bit disappointed, you could sense it on their faces.We all wanted to do it and make the Welsh public happy.They are a bit frustrated but if we do the same again it's over. We only need one point now,” said Coleman. Qualification can be achieved with a couple of victories since Israel are a whopping five points behind Wales.