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Alun Cairns visits Cardiff’s Fanzone ahead of Wales’ historic Euro 2016 Semi-Final

Alun Cairns has visited the Cardiff Fanzone ahead of Wales’ semi-final Euro 2016 championship game against Portugal.

Secretary of State for Wales, Rt Hon Alun Cairns MP in control room

The Principality Stadium provides the perfect backdrop for a capacity crowd to enjoy, free of charge, this special occasion in a family friendly environment. The Euro 2016 championship has swelled the hearts of a proud Welsh nation and the home football team has propelled Wales even further onto the European stage. In times of Welsh economic buoyancy the hope is to capture the spirit of the championships and attract further inward investment opportunities.

Alun Cairns, Secretary of State for Wales, said:

The Welsh football team has inspired not only our home nation but the whole UK in its fantastic progress through the Euro 2016 championships.

Under a brilliant manager, this team has delivered passionate performances that have thrilled us all and cheered the country up. You have to look to the fairly tale triumph of Leicester City Football Club for something similarly inspiring. This Welsh team truly are the history boys.

Tonight the team will again carry the hopes of the Welsh nation as they take on Portugal. Good luck and let’s go all the way to the final.

Published 6 July 2016