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Chris Coleman: 'Euro 2016 qualification is close'

Wales boss Chris Coleman is confident that qualification for Euro 2016 is close for his side.

Wales manager Chris Coleman has insisted that qualification for Euro 2016 is close to being finalised.

They missed the opportunity to book a place in next summer's finals in France after being held to a goalless draw by Israel on Sunday, meaning that they will now have to wait until their final round of matches next month.

Coleman's men now need a point to seal qualification, and he remains convinced that the team will make it to Wales' first major tournament since 1958.

"It's a shame we didn't do it. It's an anti-climax but a good point. The expectation was that we would win, but now we have to wait longer," he told BBC Sport.

"The players were a little bit disappointed, you could sense it on their faces. We all wanted to do it and make the Welsh public happy.

"They are a bit frustrated but if we do the same again it's over. We only need one point now."

Wales travel to Bosnia-Herzegovina on October 10 before hosting Andorra on October 13.

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