Wales stars sing Shakira song during celebrations for reaching World Cup finals

The Wales national team were not short on celebrations after ending a 64-year drought by qualifying for the Qatar World Cup this year.

Robert Page's men booked a place in the major tournament for the first time since 1958 after a 1-0 win over Ukraine at the Cardiff City Stadium. The whole squad headed to Gareth Bale's Elevens bar in the Welsh capital as celebrations continued through the night.

Videos emerged from the likes of Aaron Ramsey and Mark Harris as players danced to Shakira's 'Waka Waka' song with a slight change in lyric. The last line of the chorus was changed from 'this time for Africa' to 'we're going to Qatar.'

Ramsey also posted a video of his close friend and Dragons hero Chris Gunter celebrating outside the bar amongst fans. Meanwhile, Jonny Williams captured Page's moves as he got the party started in the dressing room.

The Wales boss who took over from Ryan Giggs following his arrest in November 2020, kick-started the party with the classic 'Freed from Desire' which players sang "Pagey's on fire, your defence is terrified!"

Page said after the game: "It’s unbelievable. I’m so proud of these boys. They thoroughly deserved that. The one thing they needed was a World Cup and they’ve got it.

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"The fans were incredible. They’re the best supporters in world football, I’m telling you. They helped us from the first minute and deserve all the credit.

"I was more excited than nervous before kick-off because I trust these lads. I see them in training and have complete faith in these lads."

Wales will now join rivals England, Iran and USA in Group B and will aim to go one better from 1958 when they reached the quarter-finals before Brazil knocked them out.

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