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Makingacaseforseparateness : theLeagueofWalesof

Waleshasbeentheleastsuccessfulofthefournationalfootballteams, havingreachedtheWorldCupfinalsonlyoncein1958inSweden.On thisoccasionWaleslostinthequarter-finaltotheeventualchampions Brazil.ProgressintheEuropeanChampionshiphasbeenrarewithonly onequarter-finalappearancein1976.Welshclubshaveachievedlittlein theEuropeanclubcompetitions,withonlyCardiffCityreachingthe semi-finalstageoftheCupWinners'Cupin1968.