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#Euro2020: Italy, Wales through to knockouts, Switzerland face nervous wait





Wales have qualified for the Euro 2020 knockout stages, despite losing 1-0 to Italy on Sunday..

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The result means Wales finished in second place in Group A.

Ethan Ampadu’s straight red card in the 55th minute had sparked fears that Switzerland, which beat Turkey 3-1 – could come up with the goal difference swing they needed to send Wales into the uncertainty of a third-place qualifying spot.

But Rob Page’s side battled hard to keep the scoreline low.

They will now set up a knockout clash with the runners-up of Group B next Saturday.

Matteo Pessina had given Italy a deserved lead just before the break and Federico Bernardeschi hit the woodwork with a free-kick, as the co-hosts showed their strength in depth.

Gareth Bale should have claimed a point late on but he volleyed over wildly

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