Gareth Bale celebrates with a teammate after scoring the second goal for Wales against Israel in their Euro 2016 qualifier match. Wales are on track to take part in their first major finals since their sole appearance at the World Cup in Sweden in 1958. Photo: Reuters

Exciting Euro 16 qualifiers vindicates Michel Platini's 24-team tournament

Uefa president was criticised when he first put forward expansion plan from 16, but the extra places have livened up the qualifying stages

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Gareth Bale celebrates with a teammate after scoring the second goal for Wales against Israel in their Euro 2016 qualifier match. Wales are on track to take part in their first major finals since their sole appearance at the World Cup in Sweden in 1958. Photo: Reuters
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