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Ram­sey’s 2020 vi­sion clearer

- Sports · Soccer · Wales · Championship · Juventus F.C. · Azerbaijan · Hungary · Cardiff · Europe · European Union · Football Euro 2016 · Aaron Ramsey

Aaron Ram­sey is de­ter­mined to re­live his best ex­pe­ri­ence in foot­ball by help­ing Wales reach the 2020 Euro­pean Cham­pi­onship.

Ram­sey played a huge role in Wales’ march to the semi-fi­nals of Euro 2016 when the Ju­ven­tus play­maker was named in the of­fi­cial team of the tour­na­ment.

But in­juries had pre­vented Ram­sey from fea­tur­ing in Euro 2020 qual­i­fy­ing un­til he came on for the fi­nal half-hour of Wales’ 2-0 win in Azer­bai­jan on Satur­day evening.

Wales’ qual­i­fi­ca­tion des­tiny is now in their own hands as vic­tory over Hun­gary in Cardiff to­mor­row will se­cure sec­ond spot in Group E and a ticket to next sum­mer’s fi­nals across Europe.

“It would mean ev­ery­thing again (to qual­ify),” Ram­sey said.

“We missed out on the World Cup, which was very dis­ap­point­ing. We had the best time ever at the Eu­ros and we want to ex­pe­ri­ence some­thing like that again.

“We have a lot of new faces that haven’t ex­pe­ri­enced that, so for them as well it would be mas­sive.”

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