Wales on the brink of Euro 2016 qualification

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Wales can cap off what has been a productive week should they secure qualification for next year's Euro Championships following news that they are ranked above England in the FIFA rankings for the first time.

Chris Coleman's side see themselves off to Nicosia to face a Cyprus team that has previously defeated them twice in the country during John Toshack's tenure as the Wales boss.

But this Wales team will see themselves high on confidence going into Thursday night's action as they have only one defeat in their last 11 matches and seek to successfully round off what has been a fantastic qualifying campaign.


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Speaking to the BBC, Coleman said: "They'll make it difficult for us again, but why should they make it easy? We'll just concentrate on what we want to do.

"It's notoriously tough when we come here and it's not as if Cyprus have got nothing to play for.

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"It's a must-win game for them if they're going to do anything in this campaign, but they'll be need to be prepared for us because if we're on top of our game then we're a challenge for anyone".

Wales will enter the clash still high on confidence as they sit on 14 points at the top of their Euro qualifying group, three points clear of second-placed Belgium.

However, Wales do have quite the injury list upon the, with West Brom's James Chester unavailable alongside midfielders Joe Allen, Emyr Huws and Jonathan Williams.

Meanwhile, defender Adam Matthews is also injured with David Vaughan missing out due to family reasons.

Wales will be hoping to make history over the weekend to gain entry into their first major tournament in over half a century.

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