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Wales are well known for taking awful pre-match team photos.

Wales produce another ridiculous team photo in World Cup qualifier against Georgia

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Wales are enjoying one of the best periods in their footballing history; having reached the semi-finals of Euro 2016 this summer and leapfrogged Spain in the FIFA world rankings.

But with all that experience and talent that The Dragons have gathered and produced over recent years, it seems there is one area that Chris Coleman's side still need to work on, on the pitch.

However, it's not their set pieces, defending or their ability to score a goal that's become a problem. Instead, more to do with their incompetence in front of the camera.

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It seems that Wales have an inability to take, what is quite rightly simple to every other national team, a pre-match team photo.

Fans had thought they'd seen the worst of it on Thursday when Wales took on Austria in the last qualifying match. But The Dragons team once again proved their inability to produce a decent team photo. This time against Georgia.

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James Chester, captain Ashley Williams, Wayne Hennessey and Sam Vokes made up a four-man backline in their previous team photo. However, Wales took it to another level this time around; with just Williams, Hennessey and Vokes standing for the photo.

But this is by no means a recent occurrence for the Welsh national side. In fact, they have a long history of producing bizarre and unorganised team photos.

Wales v Georgia - 2018 FIFA World Cup Qualifier

It goes back as far as 2002, when Wales took on Italy, that the strange habit began creeping into the team. And although it may seemingly be old news, the oddly assembled team photo still gained much attention.

However, it's fairly safe to say - quite thankfully - that this is not much more than a practical joke, rather than a cause for genuine concern, with smirks on players' faces having not gone unnoticed during recent team photos.

But no doubt the photographers present will appreciate it when the players get tired of their old joke and revert to normal practice, otherwise they will have to make more use of their wide lens if the team photos get any more absurd.

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