PARIS – The first semi-final of European Football Championships will be played between Portugal and Wales at Stade de Lyon in France tomorrow (Thursday).

The match will be shown on Geo Sports in Pakistan at 12 am on Thursday night and on Wednesday at 8 pm, UK time.

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Wales are preparing for the biggest game in their history when they play Portugal in Lyon on Thursday for a place in the final of Euro 2016, BBC sports reported.

Chris Coleman’s side have already enjoyed a memorable run to reach their first semi-final at their only major tournament since 1958. England was the last British team to reach the final of a World Cup or European Championship 50 years ago.

More than half of Wales’ population of three million are expected to watch their country take on regular European semi-finalists Portugal.

The Prince of Wales sent the team a “huge good luck” message, saying: “I’m sure they have got a very good chance of beating Portugal. Everyone here will be keeping their fingers crossed.”

On the other side, Cristiano Ronaldo, one of football’s all-time greats, Portugal are preparing for their seventh major semi-final and fourth in the past five Euros.

They drew all three group games before beating Croatia 1-0 after extra time in the last 16 and then edging Poland 5-3 on penalties in the quarter-finals.

In the second semi-final, hosts France will take on Germany on Friday.