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Wales edge closer to qualification

7 September 2015

Wales missed out on the chance to secure their place at the finals of Euro 2016 after they were held to a goalless draw by Israel.

Chris Coleman's side went into the match knowing victory would seal an appearance at a first major tournament for over 50 years, but they were left frustrated in Cardiff.

Like the game in Cyprus on Thursday, Rovers' representatives Adam Henley and Tom Lawrence were both unused substitutes.

The draw ensures Wales remain top of Group B, one point ahead of second-placed Belgium and five in front of Israel in third, with the top two guaranteed qualification.

Coleman's side need just one point from either their away game in Bosnia-Herzegovina on October 10th or at home to Andorra three days later.

Elsewhere, Modou Barrow's Gambia failed to get the win to put them in control of their African Cup of Nations qualifying group.

The Scorpions went down 1-0 in Bakau to Cameroon, thanks to Vincent Aboubakar second half goal.

The win for Cameroon keeps them top of Group M, three points head of Mauritania who defeated South Africa 3-1.

The Gambia are back in action in October with two matches against Namibia as they begin their World Cup 2018 qualification process.

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