FOOTBALL fans praised the Wales players and supporters after they passionately belted out the national anthem before their World Cup opener against USA.
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FOXIt was a passionate cry as Wales prepared for their first World Cup game since 1954[/caption]
It was an emotional moment for the country, with the fans inside the stadium showing just how much it meant to them.
And social media hailed the passion exuding out of both the players and fans.
Speaking on Twitter, one person said: “Have you ever seen a more passionate national anthem at the World Cup than that? F***** proud as f***, I am. .”
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Another added: “Wales fans don’t play around with that anthem energy .”
A third said: “Wales anthem. Sport is a gift.”
And a fourth simply added: “Had me in tears.”
Prior to the Qatar tournament, Wales had not qualified for a World Cup since they reached the quarter-finals in 1958.
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But with the help of stars such as Bale and Aaron Ramsey, manager Rob Page has succeeded in taking the national team to the finals this time around.
Wales have been drawn in Group B alongside USA, Iran and England.
Following their clash with the US on Monday evening, they take on Iran on Friday before their final group game with England four days later.