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wales now streetwise LIKE YOU; Coleman's warning to Portuguese ahead of semi-final showdown.

Byline: PHIL BLANCHE

Chris Coleman has told Portugal to expect a"streetwise"Wales in tonight's euro 2016 semi-final.

Portugal have been accused of gamesmanship in the past, with Iceland boss Lars Lagerback having pointed the finger at Cristiano Ronaldo and Pepe earlier in the tournament.

But Wales boss Coleman feels his players have grown up on the international stage and will not be taken in.

He said: "Anything you need to do to stay in the game, do it. It's streetwise, football smart. We've got a lot better at that in the last few years.

"You can call it gamesmanship, but sometimes it's being streetwise at this level.

"We used to be far too honest. I'd look at what players used to do to us in the same situations, and we'd be miles behind."

all the build-up to the big match: pages 40,41,42,43

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Wales manager Chris Coleman keeps his eye on the ball during training yesterday ahead of the semi-final with Portugal tonight

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Title Annotation:Sport
Publication:Daily Post (Conwy, Wales)
Geographic Code:4EUPR
Date:Jul 6, 2016
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