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Gareth Bale says he will be there to celebrate the World Cup semi-final

Gareth Bale says he will be there to celebrate the World Cup semi-final

Bale salvages draw for Wales against U.S. in World Cup semi-finals

Wales captain Sam Warburton has spoken of his and Gareth Bale’s desire to be in the same team for a World Cup semi-final against the United States – and insists he will be there to celebrate.

The world No.1 was on the winning end of a one-on-one battle in Sunday’s 5-3 shootout victory over the U.S.

The 26-year-old’s stunning strike was enough to put Wales one step closer to booking their place in the last four, while Bale’s second came with the final kick of the game to seal victory.

“We need to do it for this country, we need to do it for Wales. We need to get the World Cup. We’ve always said that.” said Bale.

“It’s only the semi-finals, we need to do these for England and for Wales, so we’ll be back with you on Wednesday evening.”

The Three Lions, who face the U.S. in a must-win final in the last 16 on Wednesday, are in fifth place in the group while Wales are eight points off the top with just two games to go.

Welsh boss Chris Coleman, however, is relishing the chance to take his side to their first World Cup semi-final in 27 years.

The 45-year-old, who is seeking his eighth European and third World Cup title after the 2014 final victory over Portugal, said: “Wednesday is a good day. We want to make it a great day. We want to make the final.

“We’re in with a genuine chance of going through. We’ve beaten a World Cup-winning nation, beaten Spain earlier in the competition. It will give us a great buzz. It will make us really ready for Wednesday.”

He added: “We all know how hard it is to get out of the group. But the first-two rounds, if you go through, give you a chance. We’ve been in the same position before and we’ve been through. We’re in much the same position

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