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Gareth Bale insists Wales will 'keep fighting' despite England loss

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 10 February 2017, 1:49 IST

Despite suffering a heart-wrenching 2-1 loss to England, a dejected Gareth Bale on 17 June insisted that Wales will 'keep fighting all the way' to secure a berth in the knockout stages of the Euro 2016.

The Real Madrid star striker scored his second goal of the tournament to put his Welsh team ahead with a stunning free-kick from 30 yards in the 42nd minute.

However, England coach Roy Hodgson decision to replace Raheem Sterling and Harry Kane with James Vardy and Sturridge respectively at half time turned out to be crucial.

While Leicester City star striker Vardy netted a scrappy equaliser ten minutes after the break, Sturridge snatched the victory two minutes before the final whistle.

Reflecting on the loss, Bale said that the tournament was not over yet and vowed to go into their last game with even more strength, the Mirror reported.

Wales need a win against Russia in their final Group B match to advance to the knockout stage.

First published: 17 June 2016, 2:57 IST