As the clock ran down in those febrile, oddly still moments after Sam Vokes’s goal had confirmed what everyone in the Stade Pierre Mauroy already knew, the Welsh end lolled and bounced around like a huge, seething red-shirted basket of kittens.
Are Belgium ever going to be genuine contenders or are they just a waste of good footballers? This was Wales’s night, and make no mistake they deserved a place in the last four, but Belgium’s inability to show any sort of consistency must be beyond infuriating for their management and supporters.
Wales could hear the call of history. They reached the quarter-finals of the 1958 World Cup but had never been in the semi-finals of a major tournament and the challenge was to surpass those sepia-tinted images. How they answered it on a night that will surely go down as their finest on a football field.
Antonio Conte has warned his Italy players they will be confronted by “the most complete side in the world” when they try to stop Germany’s extraordinary record of having never been involved in a major tournament since Euro 2004 without reaching at least the semi-finals.
Neymar has signed a new five-year contract with Barcelona, the Spanish champions have announced.
Liverpool have been linked with Antonio Adan.
The Arsenal midfielder joined the Cherries on loan over the summer in a bid to recapture his form and fitness.
Exciting Arsenal youngster divided opinion in clash with Southampton.
Everton-owned defender Luke Garbutt was spotted watching boyhood club Leeds United this week.
Arsenal should attempt to bring the 33-year-old back to North London.
Everton are reportedly closing in on Charlton Athletic striker Ademola Lookman.
Teenage striker Kazaiah Sterling was a class above in Tottenham Hotspur's FA Youth Cup win.
Gary Mackay Steven has not featured for Brendan Rodgers' Celtic side at all this season, due to injury.
Rangers lost 2-0 to Hearts.
Aston Villa are reportedly looking for a new defensive midfielder.
Leeds United's Charlie Taylor starred against Liverpool on Tuesday night.