Wales' fairytale Euro 2016 campaign ended on Wednesday when they fell to a 2-0 defeat to a Cristiano Ronaldo-inspired Portugal in the semi-finals. But the competition was far from disappointing for the Welshmen who made their European Championship debut in France and a semi-final finish is an excellent return.
Throughout the campaign, there seemed to be a great chemistry among the Welsh players who performed brilliantly as a unit, claiming several scalps on their route to the semi-finals. A video that surfaced on the internet showcased the dressing room atmosphere in the Welsh dressing room at their base in Dinard.
Chris Coleman's side dished out a number of forfeits as punishments for various misdemeanours, such as being late to team meetings. As one of these forfeits, players were forced to perform the haka - the iconic war dance of the New Zealand rugby team.
In the short video posted by midfielder David Cotterill, some Welsh players including Wayne Hennessey, Neil Taylor and Jonny Williams can be seen recreating the routine dressed in only underwear and with a bandanna around their heads. Watch the video below:
Apart from the wonderful moments on the pitch, Wales will take home many such moments off it from their time in France. The Welsh team will return home on Friday, where they are expected to get a spectacular homecoming. The returning Dragons will be paraded in an open top bus in the city centre in the Welsh capital.
Published Date: Jul 08, 2016 06:31 pm | Updated Date: Jul 08, 2016 06:31 pm