Wales fans pick up rubbish in streets of Brussels before Belgium clash as city's mayor and police hail them as 'example' | The Sun

WELSH football fans have impressed the locals in Brussels by cleaning up after themselves.

Belgium edged past Wales 2-1 on Thursday night after a Kevin de Bruyne masterclass.


Despite defeat The Dragons showed a spirited effort on the pitch.

And visiting fans made the most of the trip by partying in the streets.

But they were lauded by authorities after picking up their rubbish and tidying the streets.

The Belgium police posted a thank you message on their Twitter page.

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It read: "It is not uncommon to run into fans before the start of a Red Devils football match in the centre of Brussels.

"We would like to thank the fans of the opposing team Wales for leaving the place as they found it: 'clean'".

And the mayor of Brussels, Philippe Close, also thanked Welsh supporters.

He tweeted: "Hats off to the supporters of the Wales team who after partying in the city centre pick up their rubbish. An example to follow!"

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In the ninth meeting in as many years between these two nations, De Bruyne had everyone on the edge of their seats.

The Manchester City maestro scored one and created a second for Michy Batshuayi as Belgium threatened to run riot in the opening half.

But Rob Page’s side made a game of it in the second half thanks to Kieffer Moore’s towering header.

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