Reflections on a Magical Wales Team in Euro 2016

Robert Hay Jr.

First, let me begin this article by saying that I am not from Wales; unlike my colleague Christopher Harris at World Soccer Talk I did not come from the country or have immediate family grow up there.  There are branches of my family tree from Wales but the majority of my heritage is from Italy, Scotland, or even England. So why was I pumping my fist and retrying to keep down the noise yesterday while watching Wales 3-1 victory over Belgium?

One major reason is I have had the privilege of watching this team in its infancy, as it tried to qualify for the 2014 World Cup. If you’ve read my articles in the past, you’d know that I attended a Wales v. Scotland qualifier rather unexpectedly and fell in love with the he team and country. In addition, one of my favorite professionals (Aaron Ramsey) represents Wales and, in…

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