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The Latest: Wales to get open top bus welcome after Euros

  • Wales' Gareth Bale,right, goes for the ball with Portugal's Danilo during the Euro 2016 semifinal soccer match between Portugal and Wales, at the Grand Stade in Decines-?Charpieu, near Lyon, France, Wednesday, July 6, 2016. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner)

    Wales' Gareth Bale,right, goes for the ball with Portugal's Danilo during the Euro 2016 semifinal soccer match between Portugal and Wales, at the Grand Stade in Decines-?Charpieu, near Lyon, France, Wednesday, July 6, 2016. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner)  (The Associated Press)

  • The Welsh team line up for a team group photo prior to the Euro 2016 semifinal soccer match between Portugal and Wales, at the Grand Stade in Decines-­Charpieu, near Lyon, France, Wednesday, July 6, 2016. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn)

    The Welsh team line up for a team group photo prior to the Euro 2016 semifinal soccer match between Portugal and Wales, at the Grand Stade in Decines-¬≠Charpieu, near Lyon, France, Wednesday, July 6, 2016. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn)  (The Associated Press)

  • German soccer fans sunbath next to their national flags on a beach in Marseille, southern France, Thursday, July 7 2016. France will face Germany in a Euro 2016 semifinal soccer match in Marseille,  Thursday (AP Photo/Mike Corder)

    German soccer fans sunbath next to their national flags on a beach in Marseille, southern France, Thursday, July 7 2016. France will face Germany in a Euro 2016 semifinal soccer match in Marseille, Thursday (AP Photo/Mike Corder)  (The Associated Press)

The Latest from the European Championship (all times local):

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1:50 p.m.

Wales fans will get the chance to welcome home the European Championship semifinalist Friday with an open-top bus parade through the streets of Cardiff and a performance by Welsh band Manic Street Preachers.

A 2-0 defeat by Portugal in Lyon on Wednesday brought Wales' presence at the championship to an end.

As well as the bus parade, The Football Association of Wales is opening Cardiff City Stadium on Friday. There will be a presentation to the players and coaching staff as well as music.

FAW chief executive Jonathan Ford said: "We feel this event is a great way of everyone celebrating what has been a historic period for Welsh football.