Georgia cut Wales national anthem short, Welsh fans react brilliantly

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It's all or nothing over the next four days for Wales.

After running Belgium close to win the group in qualifying for Euro 2016, the Red Dragons followed that performance up by making the last four in France and going further than any British side.

However, qualifying for the 2018 World Cup in Russia has proved less smooth for Chris Coleman's men.

Wales currently sit second in Group D with just two games remaining, the first of takes them away to Georgia on Friday night.

They're currently winning 1-0 thanks to a fine effort from Tom Lawrence, his first goal for his country.

However, it's what happened before kick-off that really set the tone for the evening.

As the Welsh national anthem bellowed over the PA system, it was suddenly cut short in Georgia.

However, as you can see by the video below, that did not stop the Welsh fans from finishing their anthem and the players remained linked on the pitch while the fans sung, too.

Seems like the Georgian announcer was wasting his breath!

Wales need to win to ensure they are in a strong position before facing the Republic of Ireland in their final group game, and Coleman believes missing Real Madrid man Gareth Bale is no excuse.

“We are used to missing a Bale, Joe Allen or Aaron Ramsey – this is the ninth game of the campaign and in six of them the three haven't been together," Coleman said.


“But there are no excuses from us – we are good enough. The quality we have got in the squad is good enough to play against any team, to compete and get results.

“It is disappointing because any side would miss someone of his quality, but we have no excuses because we have enough.

“We've always had a game plan and it’s not going to change without him. We have got enough quality - if you look at our bench, they are young but they are talented and probably as strong as a bench as we have had in a long time. It's not 'woe is me' - we are in a very good position."

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