World Cup: Jubilant Wales fans break into joy as they celebrate their first World Cup goal in 60 years

Wall’s fans got the party started when they saw him score his first World Cup goal since 1958.

Beer flew into the air and supporters took off their shirts as Welsh wizard Gareth Bale scored an 82nd-minute penalty.

Wales fans celebrate Gareth Bale's equalizer in their World Cup debut

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Wales fans celebrate Gareth Bale’s equalizer in their World Cup debutcredit: Huw Evans
Supporters gather at Swansea's fan zone to watch the match

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Supporters gather at Swansea’s fan zone to watch the matchCredit: Athena
A supporter took off his shirt to celebrate the equalizer

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A supporter took off his shirt to celebrate the equalizerCredits: WNS

And fans packed into Bell-owned Cardiff bar Elevens to watch the former Spurs and Real Madrid forward level within just 10 minutes of normal time.

There were also raucous scenes at the Vale Sports Arena in Cardiff, with at least one lad tearing off his Wales top to celebrate the goal.

Supporters drink beer in a fan area set up in Swansea to watch the first match between the United States and Wales in a World Cup final in more than 60 years.

While in Wrexham the fans filmed wildly as the equalizer went in.

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The game was a long time coming, but in the desert heat at Qatar’s Ahmed Bin Ali Stadium, the fairy tale seemed to dissipate when Timothy Weah, son of legendary former footballer George Weah, gave the Yankees a deserved lead in the 36th.

Got on the end of a superb Christian Pulisic pass to jab the ball past Wayne Hennessey.

But with 6’5” giant Kiefer Moore brought on at halftime for Dan James, the game slowly turned, and when Walker Zimmerman clumsily tripped Bell in the box, the Welsh Dragons roared again. The stage is set.

Thousands of Welsh supporters traveled to Qatar for the momentous occasion, and by all accounts enjoyed themselves.

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Prior to Monday’s clash, it was reported that Wales fans had drunk a bar of Qatar dry.

Alcohol has been a controversial topic at this winter’s World Cup, with officials in the majority-Muslim country reneging on a deal with Budweiser to allow beer to be sold in stadiums just days before the start of the tournament.

But that didn’t stop Wales fans from drinking, with WalesOnline reporting that they held an eight-hour party at the Intercontinental Hotel in Doha.

Over 1,600 Welsh supporters reportedly started arriving before 11am local time, at least 11 hours before kickoff.

Despite pints costing the equivalent of £10.45, the crowd reportedly emptied the bar of draft beer for six hours, leaving supporters to drink bottles instead.

Legendary Welsh singer Dafydd Iwan stole the show when he arrived at the hotel to lead a rousing rendition of his most famous song, Yma o Hyde.

Chosen as Wales’ official anthem for this year’s World Cup, the song has become an iconic part of Rob Page’s team’s successes, with Ivan himself singing it earlier this year in two crucial playoff games against Austria and Ukraine. Sung on the first pitch. ,

Yma o Heid, originally issued in 1983, translates to “Still Here”, and has since been adopted by many sports clubs as well as Welsh pro-independence groups.

Brass band The Barry Horns performed for fans inside the hotel before they headed to the Ahmed Bin Ali Stadium in Al Rayyan, about 13 miles away.

The draw leaves Wales second in Group B behind England, who beat Iran 6-2 on Monday thanks to goals from Bukayo Saka as well as goals from Jude Bellingham, Raheem Sterling, Marcus Rashford and Jack Grealish.

Wales will face Iran at 10am on Friday before a hotly-anticipated clash with Gareth Southgate’s men next Tuesday at 7pm.

There were emotional scenes as Wales played their first World Cup game since 1958

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There were emotional scenes as Wales played their first World Cup game since 1958Credits: WNS
Supporters at Elevens, a Cardiff bar owned by Gareth Bale

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Supporters at Elevens, a Cardiff bar owned by Gareth Balecredit: Huw Evans
Most fans weren't born the last time Wales reached the World Cup final

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Most fans weren’t born the last time Wales reached the World Cup finalCredit: Athena
Gareth Bale's goal sparks huge celebrations

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Gareth Bale’s goal sparks huge celebrationsCredits: WNS
Bell scored from the penalty spot after Timothy Weah had given the United States the lead.

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Bell scored from the penalty spot after Timothy Weah had given the United States the lead.Credits: Alamy

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